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wow! I find it a bit dark... guess my fairy princess had too much nectar wine. :lol: not too bad but what does it represent? or is it just a bunch of effects one after another. an abstract should convey at least an emotion.

Um...Never ending vortex of insanity, engulfing my mind, body, and spirit? Haha, nah jk. Not sure...boredom?

Yours is much more complex, very nice.

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thank you.

word of advice when doing abstracts. start with an idea, and use your colors and effects to convey that idea. Very rarely when you go to a museum and view abstracts are there ever canvasses that are almost exclusively black. (not saying there aren't any but there are not many) Black is the absence of color, the absence of life within a picture and should be used to enforce/enhance something lighter, it should be a foil for the central theme, and seldom the central idea.

edit PS artwork should never be boredom it should be viewed as an adventure at expanding your ability to express thru shapes and color.

:wink:

anyways welcome to the forum and I'm going to be watching your artwork progress as I think you have loads of potential.

ciao

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Thanks for the advice.

Just finished another, what do you guys think?

(I was thinking of the sun falling into the ocean...haha, yeah weird but it came out interesting)

Sun_In_Ocean-1.png

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Well, I wasn't bored and enjoyed a lot doing this so I decided to exhume from his sleep one of my old glory (lol) the crazy smiley and give him a life, this is him in Somewhere Outhere islands and some more sets from ordinary life of a looney smiley are coming....(yeah, that's a threat!)

smileypazzoconmascheraconlosmileyme.png

@King that looks more like marble to me , but is cute

@Oma: That one is beautiful just like all your images!

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oma, i see you have and are using Polar Inversion well in your abstract. Great piece! :D

:lol: Nice piece topezia! I like the way the red fish has its eyes sticking out in shock :D.

Mine started off as the bottom of a spinning top, and kind of phased into this:

th_abstract.png

(its a link)

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oma, i see you have and are using Polar Inversion well in your abstract. Great piece! :D

:lol: Nice piece topezia! I like the way the red fish has its eyes sticking out in shock :D.

Mine started off as the bottom of a spinning top, and kind of phased into this:

th_abstract.png

(its a link)

:D Thanks, the bottom of a top? :roll: :?:

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Hah - that looks awesome :P

Very cool explosion - I like the light, color choice, background, well placed brushes - very good job overall!

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Lol, i love scribbling :D Blardjosh, yours is awesome, i love how you have like...idk what you would call it...maybe like reflection of the first circle on top.

th_abstrakt.jpg

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I'm not even going to try a fractal right now but I have been playing around with effects and layers.

th_ball8.png

Wow! :shock: Janettsue: That's absolutely gorgeous! :D Could you please add a brief explanation of techniques used?

Ciao

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I'm not even going to try a fractal right now but I have been playing around with effects and layers.

th_ball8.png

Wow! :shock: Janettsue: That's absolutely gorgeous! :D Could you please add a brief explanation of techniques used?

Ciao

I'll try and tell you some of what I can remember. I made the ball with the graident (radial) black and yellow. I cut it out and used rotate/zoom to get the ring around it. I always make a copy of a layer before I play with it. Sometimes when I get a picture I like I save and bring it back as a blending layer. Their are a lot of layers and rotate/zoom in there.

th_ballA.png

th_ball83.png

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