At 9/27/11 08:42 PM, Luwano wrote:
At 9/27/11 08:23 PM, Luxembourg wrote:
I'm not counting on getting any response here, but does anybody have any thoughts on the stained glass bit on the top?That is my feeling exactly, I can't tell you if I like it or not either. I would not have recognized it as stained glass though. I think it depends on how you continue with it. What will be around it? Will you add some light "behind" the glass? And how will you do that light?
I can't tell if I like it or not, or if I should redo it or what. Thanks.
Sorry if this is not the response you were searching for but all these questions affect the question whether you should redo it or not. I'd say continue with it, although you will risk to spend even more time on something you probably have to redo later.
Well, whether or not it comes across as stained glass matters little to me- I want it to look like how it looks, as far as the way I've blended the colors works. It's intended solely as a decoration effect, and as one, I like the way my method with it looks. It's the actual color choices and the patterns in the circles themselves I'm not sure how I feel about. Thank you for the input, though. I'm terribly sorry to kind of shoot your response down.
At 9/27/11 08:39 PM, lovingthedark wrote:
I think that as it is it's not particularly helping the composition, because that blue is in such contrast with everything that it's grabbing attention away from the figure. I'd either work on the colors- look at color palettes from autumn pieces by alphonse mucha for inspiration- or get rid of the stained glass altogether.
You're right- the blue distracts, and the colors I've used up top aren't so good. I don't want to get rid of the glass, but I will change my colors and I'll change the patterns as well. I think I should try to use softer shades, and keep the palette a little more limited. Alphonse Mucha is a very good example of the kind of art nouveau look I'm looking for.
Thank you very much!