Swirl and Twig

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Swirl and Twig

Author Comments

Did this for a state art competition and failed. Didn't even place... actually lost to a pile of blocks, some sticks, and a self glorified '3d' (cardboard pop-out) image of the artist. When the awards were over I went to their restrooms and took a sh**, then gave it an award.



FUCK Juried art shows. Pretentious pricks. You're fucking talented as fuck. And oh so young. Uber jealous-- your work is better than 80% of the retarted fashionistas that attend my hyper-expensive 'art' college.

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how the hell would this not place, compared to the other things you described. thats just shitty

Deserves more attention

I've had something like that happen to me before.

It's shame you won't do things like this anymore, it's really good. I love the way the branch swirls with the leaves. The colors are so beautiful, I didn't even think of some of them would look good together (yellow and red for example) but you pulled it off. I also like how you did the background, not noticeable at first, but it makes the picture less flat. I hope that made sense.

The only thing I'd change is that big smear over the tree. It's distracting and ruins the tree's shape, but it's probably just me.

TwistedGraphic responds:

You've pretty much got it all summed-up. But that smear (if you're talking about that white splash near the top to mid-center) was just an experiment like everything else in the painting. I was planning on putting more limbs made up of splash like strokes and put in some very oval like forms in order to give it some roundness and direction, didn't work to well, but It served it's purpose as an experiment. I was just playin' around with colours, strokes, and a theme in order to figure out what works with what with the whole painting. It wasn't even meant to be anything like a serious art-piece.

I understand that feeling

I actually saw red string hanging up in an art museum and they called that art...no.

(Writing from experience from what I've learned taking college art courses so far)
Maybe if you did a piece like this in the future you should make the tree more prominent. It took me a moment to realize it was there. The feeling of depth is great though (foreground middleground background) This piece has a lot of energy.

TwistedGraphic responds:

Ehh... I've quit with things like this. I do cartoons now, can't go wrong with that.

I once did some art for a competition once.

I lost to a black and white photo of a some faggot. It looked like any other random ass photo you'd find on someones face book but it was in black and white so he won.

TwistedGraphic responds:

Oh yeah. I went to the photos section of the competition... so many black and white photos. It's so overused and over-rated.

thanks for the score.

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Credits & Info

4.57 / 5.00

Aug 6, 2010 | 12:27 AM EDT
Fine Art
File Info
988 x 1280 px
3.8 mb

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