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10-15-2010, 10:09 AM
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What does it look like with a bit of transparency on the squares? A little alpha channel tweaking might create some interesting shapes where the squares intersect.

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10-15-2010, 10:26 AM
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That could be an interesting idea (I'm at work and the .psd is on my computer at home), but I worry that it could be too difficult to execute with actual paint. I want the colors to really pop, so using translucent paint might dull the overall piece.

EDIT: I could be wrong about translucent paint dulling the finished product. Does anyone have any example of something like this?


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That could be an interesting idea (I'm at work and the .psd is on my computer at home), but I worry that it could be too difficult to execute with actual paint. I want the colors to really pop, so using translucent paint might dull the overall piece.

EDIT: I could be wrong about translucent paint dulling the finished product. Does anyone have any example of something like this?
I was actually thinking about transparency on the PSD prototype only. For actual paint, I would probably simulate transparency with various shades of blue. Kinda like this:

http://www.glass-backwards.com/Album...E2_800_600.gif

But yeah, that'd be quite a bit of work.

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10-15-2010, 11:11 AM
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In terms of just regular paint, there are some cool Matisse things like that, but they're also more sparsely composed. With how many forms I'm trying to jam in here, it might make it too busy to comprehend.

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10-15-2010, 12:37 PM
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I like it as is at this scale, orientation and all.

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With how many forms I'm trying to jam in here, it might make it too busy to comprehend.
I think you might find on a larger scale it wouldn't look so busy to play a bit with overlapping areas, but I would actually prefer to see you play a bit with texture or pattern.

You could probably have a lot of fun with different kinds of house paint samples in the different squares, matte, egg shell, satin, maybe even some faux-finishes (think granite), just stick to a similar palette to keep it from getting too busy.

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10-15-2010, 01:03 PM
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I like it as is at this scale, orientation and all.

I think you might find on a larger scale it wouldn't look so busy to play a bit with overlapping areas, but I would actually prefer to see you play a bit with texture or pattern.

You could probably have a lot of fun with different kinds of house paint samples in the different squares, matte, egg shell, satin, maybe even some faux-finishes (think granite), just stick to a similar palette to keep it from getting too busy.
Awesome. Thanks.

Despite the busy-ness, I'm hoping to keep it kind of minimalist, but I'll check out what sorts of options I have at the paint store. Ultimately, I think the natural texture of the paint will give me enough pattern.

One composition thing I could use some advice on: as is, it looks like the squares are falling down and collecting at the bottom. Is there a good way to make it look like they're floating upward? I've got a few ideas, but I'm curious to see what other people say.

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10-15-2010, 02:56 PM
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One composition thing I could use some advice on: as is, it looks like the squares are falling down and collecting at the bottom. Is there a good way to make it look like they're floating upward? I've got a few ideas, but I'm curious to see what other people say.
For me it already reads as if they are floating upward. The bottom is denser so it instantly draws my attention, then it moves upward. There are several other tricks you could incorporate to play with direction of focus, brighter colors, lighter and darker shades, larger objects and detail will attract more attention, while duller colors and tones, smaller objects and blurriness will not. You could also try to incorporate some linearity to converge at a higher point.

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10-15-2010, 03:05 PM
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For me it already reads as if they are floating upward. The bottom is denser so it instantly draws my attention, then it moves upward. There are several other tricks you could incorporate to play with direction of focus, brighter colors, lighter and darker shades, larger objects and detail will attract more attention, while duller colors and tones, smaller objects and blurriness will not. You could also try to incorporate some linearity to converge at a higher point.
Interesting ideas. I'm going to keep experimenting with this, though I don't know when I'll have time this weekend. I thought about the linearity/convergence, but I don't want to draw the eye to a single point; rather, I want to draw it upward generally. I might try to make each set of colors sort of meander like a smoke plume in different configurations as opposed to having them each just dissipate upwards.

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They looked to be moving upward to me, as well.

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Interesting. I've had a few people tell me the opposite. I wonder why the difference in perception?

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I honestly see the squares pulling apart in 4 separate directions.

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Perhaps its because I thought of them as paper thin. In my mind if they were falling, they'd lay flat. I prefer the look of them whooshing past in either direction, though. That's why I prefer a landscape orientation.

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Progress

I went to Home Depot over the weekend and picked up a 3'x6' piece of tempered hardwood. Yesterday, I applied a coat of primer and the first coat of latex house paint for the background. Tonight, I applied a second coat for the background. Here's where I am so far:



The whiteness is glare. The color is pretty uniform, but because of the size, the light is going to hit different places differently (which is part of the reason I wanted to work with such a big scale). I'm going to start working on the composition this weekend, but I don't know if I'll finish or not. I think I'm going to make an 8" square stencil to make the shapes, but I haven't decided yet.

Anyway, I'm happy with the color. It's exactly what I was going for. The funny thing is I had to use Disney house paint, I guess because no adult would ever want to paint an entire room this color. But this is the perfect saturation and tone. It matches nothing in my room, but whatever. It's pretty.

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What a night...anyways... Anyone been to the website www.failbook.com ? Pretty hilarious stuff there!!! Always makes me laugh at what others post

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ATTN: Folks who posted here (or at least lurked) back in like, 2003-04

When we had all those tiresome debates with Blues fans about Sean Burke's value, what was the basic package we were expecting to get from them? I vaguely remember a prized young player's name being involved, but I can't for the life of me remember who it was.

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Wasn't Barret Jackman part of the package?

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