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A Close Shave by OrphanedSoul

This image creates a very well done action shot! The expressions (his surprise and her almost overconfident look) are spot on. I like t...


You do a nice job of covering details with your approach of using notes and what appears to be hand written comments to point out detai...

Kinky Poser Art Postwork Tutorial Part 1 by Rossum
by Rossum

Here's my critique of your tutorial. I think this is a great start to your series as you outlined for three parts. You told the reader ...

Entwined Fates by Seridan
by Seridan

This image shows a nicely thought out concept. Read on to see my interpretation of the characters based on the image. The lighting and ...

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A Close Shave by OrphanedSoul
This image creates a very well done action shot! The expressions (his surprise and her almost overconfident look) are spot on. I like the diagonal lines formed by the arms and sword blades that would usually be confusing to the eye, but here work well to tell the story.

My suggestion would be around the overall the composition. IMO there's some wasted space top and bottom that doesn't add to the story line here. I'd cut the bottom section off; roughly a horizontal line that cuts across the bottom of the curve on the dark hose/wire below the man's head. Then taking that 'new distance' from man's' head to edge, go up from the woman's head the same distance. That horizontal line would cut the C2 on the wall in the background about in half. I think that tightens up the image and puts more emphasis on the characters and the action.

I am torn with making the DOF shallower which would put the 'motorcycle' out of focus. Doing so might separate the characters from the BG a bit more (the man's machete and her knee blends in a bit much for my taste). However, that might destroy the background too much and not show the Asian theme as clearly. Tough call on that aspect. But, again, I think such a tweak might put more emphasis on the characters by bringing them out of the BG more.

By the way, I like the fact the characters are in left third of the image, adds drama over having them centered. I wouldn't tweak that part of the composition; that aspect works well.

Again, great image. Nice action, dramatic poses. The use of red helps provide focal points for the eye.

Hope you found this information useful.
Well, I am not much to submit regular comments.  But a word or two seems appropriate to my 'watchers'.

I have been a quite inactive in creating artwork (some photos and such).  Main reason is that my main computer at home has  been limping by (barely).  Hard to even do simple photo editing. 

OK - to be fair - it is an ancient (by PC terms) P4/486 processor; probably 7-8 years old.  I've maxed the memory, updated the drives and video cards, etc.  In reality, it has outlived most computers

I do some art work on 'my' (employer owned) laptop.  But I do not have all the tools I would want there.  (After all, I don't own it.  It is subject to company policies as to content and such.)  I have some interesting 'texture' images I will likely post in near future after a bit of tweaking. 

Hopefully in next few months I will get a new computer and get back to doing 3D and heavier photo manips. 

Thanks to my watchers for their patience.
Balclutha San Francisco Maritime 4 by robert952
Balclutha San Francisco Maritime 4
Balclutha

Keel laid 1886 - Glasgow, Scotland - Charles Connell & Co;
Steel Hull; Square-rigged 
Length on deck: 256 feet
Beam: 88 feet
Draft: 22 feet

Cargo carrier in the Pacific (mainly).  Last sailing vessel of the Alaska Packers Association, retired September, 1930 (named Star of Alaska at that time). Obtained by National Park Service (US) 1954.  Now showcased at the San Francisco Maritime Park - National Park Service (www.maritime.org). 

Larger version of this image available.  Contact robert952_nc@earthlink.net for details. 

Photo copyright: robert952 (also robert952_nc); 2014.  Do not use without permission.  (NOT STOCK PHOTO) 
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Balclutha San Francisco Maritime 3 by robert952
Balclutha San Francisco Maritime 3
Balclutha

Keel laid 1886 - Glasgow, Scotland - Charles Connell & Co;
Steel Hull; Square-rigged 
Length on deck: 256 feet
Beam: 88 feet
Draft: 22 feet

Cargo carrier in the Pacific (mainly).  Last sailing vessel of the Alaska Packers Association, retired September, 1930 (named Star of Alaska at that time). Obtained by National Park Service (US) 1954.  Now showcased at the San Francisco Maritime Park - National Park Service (www.maritime.org). 

Larger version of this image available.  Contact robert952_nc@earthlink.net for details. 

Photo copyright: robert952 (also robert952_nc); 2014.  Do not use without permission.  (NOT STOCK PHOTO) 
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Well, I am not much to submit regular comments.  But a word or two seems appropriate to my 'watchers'.

I have been a quite inactive in creating artwork (some photos and such).  Main reason is that my main computer at home has  been limping by (barely).  Hard to even do simple photo editing. 

OK - to be fair - it is an ancient (by PC terms) P4/486 processor; probably 7-8 years old.  I've maxed the memory, updated the drives and video cards, etc.  In reality, it has outlived most computers

I do some art work on 'my' (employer owned) laptop.  But I do not have all the tools I would want there.  (After all, I don't own it.  It is subject to company policies as to content and such.)  I have some interesting 'texture' images I will likely post in near future after a bit of tweaking. 

Hopefully in next few months I will get a new computer and get back to doing 3D and heavier photo manips. 

Thanks to my watchers for their patience.

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deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:!
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Nocmin Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday, Robert! ^_^
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robert952 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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LegsEmporium Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
THANKS for the Watch!  I hope not to disappoint!!
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tats2 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks  watching by tats2 :hug:
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Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
My card art article has been revised so you can enjoy ALL the details!  :) Enjoy!, Peter.
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MarinaIbiza Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3:  :iconthxwatchplz: :iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3: I really appreciate it!!!!!!!
Have those 12 pics (Last one 15 of December) as a gift for the watch :) --> fav.me/d6f6cwr
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Seridan Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for faving my twin goddesses :)
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Seridan Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And once again thank you for the watch and your awesome critique :)
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my-bl0nde-m0ment Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for the fave <3
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