At 7/21/12 07:47 PM, Ashman wrote:
something interesting for your general entertainment
One thing ive noticed about hyper realists, is that they all seem to paint HUGE. My own stuff is pretty large by most standards (7 feet about) but the bulk of my canvas is blank space, and my figures are life size, so they aren't really nearly as large as these guys (these guys being chuck close, the guy in the link, gottfried helnwein, etc.) And having never seen a hyper realist piece in person, I wonder how well they hold up.
A lot of what makes these pieces look so damn sexy all the time is that when you take such a large image, have uber details, and then shrink it down to a viewable size on a computer screen, everything looks extra detailed and pretty. I can imagine that in person if you arent across the room from them they might not have nearly the same effect.
Maybe my next project should just be a giant close up and see if that is at all beneficial to my quest towards better realism.