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Argile Commission


Fun and groovy little commission I did for NG user "Argile"

This is my first time dabbling with patterns. I made the argyle diamond and stripes in photoshop, just by snapping to grid and filling with paint. Then I dragged and dropped 'em into frame a couple of times, lined 'em up, and merged them all in one layer.

Had a lot of fun drawing the face with the white ink. I'm on the cusp of really pushing for a Yoji Shinkawa style of paint-art...I would LOVE to learn how to create like that....but in the meantime, I just decided to go really abstract for once. Tuned into some smooth, calming jams, and had fun just doing whatever came to mind...it was freeing and it felt nice...will definitely have to try this again someday.

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Interesting abstract. The color scheme is very interesting and the face is well done. I feel kind of like an ass but this is a little too... Abstract. There's detail surrounding the face in the center, not so much on the side. What bothers me more is that there just doesn't seem to be a clear pattern here and as a result this looks more unfinished than anything.

Galneda responds:

Don't feel like an ass, those are valid observations! I agree with that, and if I were to ever do something like this again, a kind of an "Argile II" it would definitely have a more deliberate design to it; from "didn't exist" to "saving the final as a .jpeg" was done in under 45 minutes...so there wasn't really a whole lot of planning, just "Oooh do a sketch that looks cross-hatched here, and do a circle bit there, and a line of dots over there"

I tried stuff with black ink, it wasn't working out, so I just loosely shaded the area outside of the "face" dimensions, then toned down the opacity so it wasn't as distracting.

I really appreciate the review! It makes me want to try out an Argile II and patiently spend more time on it.

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Jun 29, 2014
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