Published: Tuesday 7th of February 2006 10:00:26 PM
Lovely in a different way... I am not sure if the effect you were trying to achieve works or not. It is certainly different and certainly appealing. What I find so interesting about this image is that from the the thumbnail, I instantly recognised it as one of yours. There is no disguising your style! (Maybe it was the sloping horizon.... just teasing John!) Lovely in a different way.... but not too different.
Lovely... ...Before seeing your caption, it did bring Japanese prints to mind. Well done. Regards, Kelvin.
Beautiful and artistic... It really has a feel of old Japanese prints. Excellent job, John.....!!!
Hello Peter, yes, the head is positioned as originally, though I may surely have pulled on the hair a little! ... this is not the same picture (can't find the original), but it is taken from the same series, hence same place, model and background ... all the best, John
Thanks Brad and the others. Glad that you were able to identify with this. As I just wrote to Tommy Culbreth, some people objected when synthetic quick drying paints first came out, saying that it was cheating and it wasn't really painting. I think it is interesting to experiment with the media at our disposal and photography can give new and innovative results when mixed in with appropriate software. I think that is a part of what art is all about, no?
Hello John, I fully agree with the others who say the oriental painting is instantly recognisable in the style you have employed. The hair style looks a little 1940's. Is that the original head? The tilt looks just a little unnatural to me. As far as digital manipulation is concerned, it, like photography or drawing is an element of creativity. The image is first in our minds and we use what means are available to present it. Of course to be traditional, we really ought to look at your work in a gallery. Very best wishes. Peter
Tea House The idea here was to give the image an oriental flavour, possibly ressembling that of a Japanese print of the 17th or 18th century ...