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(Flickr)   Just (mostly) finished my latest my latest art project. you can check it out to the left, tell me what you think to the right. STROKE MY EGO, DAMMIT   (farm9.staticflickr.com) divider line 31
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2012-12-18 01:01:52 AM  
slinky.me
 
2012-12-18 01:09:01 AM  
1) I did not have to log in or register or give you the size of my flacid penis to see WTF.

That's an excellent first impression.

2) Looks at artwork.

Did your father force you to drive a maroon Taurus station wagon on your first date by any chance?
 
2012-12-18 01:19:37 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: 1) I did not have to log in or register or give you the size of my flacid penis to see WTF.

That's an excellent first impression.

2) Looks at artwork.

Did your father force you to drive a maroon Taurus station wagon on your first date by any chance?


I lol'ed hard enough that the wife wandered by to see what was so funny.

/not smitty
//took MrsTweak out on a date in my parents incredibly beige station wagon.
///shall never say more.
 
2012-12-18 01:20:40 AM  
It's... um.... intricate, subby.
 
2012-12-18 02:09:21 AM  
Subby the basic concept is good and it's executed skillfully. But the patterns are too busy and detract from the shape of the elephant and (I assume) what is supposed to be the focal point, the text. I'd either make the elephant bigger so the text is completely contained, or I'd make a series of elephants (much smaller) surrounding the text, so the eye loops around them, then is drawn into the writing. Right now with the text kind of contained by the elephant but extending outside an arbitrary distance here and there the connection between the text and the elephant is ruined, making it look like you made a cool elephant and then stapled a random piece of paper on it.

But like I said you have a good idea. It just needs to be fiddled with a bit to be really good.
 
2012-12-18 08:55:20 AM  
I'm not stroking anything of yours, subby.
 
2012-12-18 09:48:45 AM  
the GOP are never going to accept this as their new logo. Subby try again
 
2012-12-18 09:50:31 AM  
I think it's wonderful. What's the Reader's Digest version of the text?
 
2012-12-18 09:55:15 AM  
Not even going to bother if you can't get the headline right
(mostly) finished my latest my latest
 
2012-12-18 09:57:45 AM  
It's an elephant.
 
2012-12-18 09:58:09 AM  

vossiewulf: Subby the basic concept is good and it's executed skillfully. But the patterns are too busy and detract from the shape of the elephant and (I assume) what is supposed to be the focal point, the text. I'd either make the elephant bigger so the text is completely contained, or I'd make a series of elephants (much smaller) surrounding the text, so the eye loops around them, then is drawn into the writing. Right now with the text kind of contained by the elephant but extending outside an arbitrary distance here and there the connection between the text and the elephant is ruined, making it look like you made a cool elephant and then stapled a random piece of paper on it.

But like I said you have a good idea. It just needs to be fiddled with a bit to be really good.


Subby here. Thanks, yeah, when I started the design I asked the recipients (this is for their wedding) if they wanted clean (just the outline and some broad detail lines in the elephant, like the lions), busy, or super busy, and a swatch of what each would look like, they chose "super busy" so I hope they like it. I also was disappointed that the details like the ear and eye are less evident than I'd like, but with paper-cutting there's only so much you can do after you start.

For the text (which I didn't do), I wanted it to break the borders of the elephant so that it didn't seem like it was part of the elephant, but, sort of like what you said, that there was a cool elephant back there with the text draped over it, so I don't know if there was something I could do to convey that better, or if that's just a stylistic difference of opinion.
 
2012-12-18 09:59:14 AM  
TL;DR
 
2012-12-18 10:01:28 AM  
What's the Reader's Digest version of the text?

It's a ketubah
 
2012-12-18 10:10:37 AM  
Nice work, subby, and from your description just what the couple wants.

And this:

That's PAPER CUTTING?!?!?

Well, mission accomplished with a +1.
 
2012-12-18 10:12:05 AM  
Nice horsey. Seriously. Nice horsey.
 
2012-12-18 10:21:39 AM  

douchebag/hater: That's PAPER CUTTING?!?!?


Yup, just me, an X-acto knife, and a ton of Battlestar Galactica to help pass the time.
 
2012-12-18 10:26:11 AM  
So how long did that take you to make?
 
2012-12-18 10:31:44 AM  
I think it's pretty sweet. Good jorb.
 
2012-12-18 10:32:38 AM  

nmrsnr: What's the Reader's Digest version of the text?

It's a ketubah


Thanks.
 
2012-12-18 10:39:36 AM  

EviLincoln: So how long did that take you to make?



Roughly 15 hours of cutting, about two weeks with an hour or two of work most nights.
 
2012-12-18 10:57:26 AM  
Looks nice.
 
2012-12-18 11:02:11 AM  

nmrsnr: EviLincoln: So how long did that take you to make?


Roughly 15 hours of cutting, about two weeks with an hour or two of work most nights.


Nice. Is that paper you used or vinyl?
 
2012-12-18 11:10:44 AM  

EviLincoln: Nice. Is that paper you used or vinyl?


paper, I've never tried vinyl, I'd probably go through a lot more blades if I did.
 
2012-12-18 11:39:26 AM  

nmrsnr: Subby here. Thanks, yeah, when I started the design I asked the recipients (this is for their wedding) if they wanted clean (just the outline and some broad detail lines in the elephant, like the lions), busy, or super busy, and a swatch of what each would look like, they chose "super busy"


Yeah ok, this is commission work, totally different animal from art you create for yourself. As I said the patterns are skillfully done, and if the clients want super busy then they get super busy.

The paper contained/uncontained is indeed a matter of taste. I still suggest if you're going to do that in the future that you try to either break them completely free of each other (no obvious tangencies like the monkeys at the top of the paper), or completely contained so it looks like an organic whole. I still think you're halfway between and to me that's a drawback.

But absolutely as long as your clients are happy and say nice things to other people about you, you done won this round, good job.
 
2012-12-18 12:42:28 PM  
I guess now would not be a good time to point out 3 typos?

/I keed
 
2012-12-18 01:09:25 PM  
Subby, is this your clever way of insulting us all in a language we can't understand?
 
2012-12-18 01:09:37 PM  
Paper cutting, Wow. I like it.
 
2012-12-18 01:41:24 PM  

Thudfark: I guess now would not be a good time to point out 3 typos?

/I keed


You joke, but the couple who are getting married gave the wrong name to the person who did the calligraphy (John Smith vs. John son of Jim sort of thing) so they will have a big fancy piece of otherwise worthless paper, and another hastily printed but religiously significant piece of paper at their wedding.
 
2012-12-18 02:41:20 PM  

nmrsnr: Thudfark: I guess now would not be a good time to point out 3 typos?

/I keed

You joke, but the couple who are getting married gave the wrong name to the person who did the calligraphy (John Smith vs. John son of Jim sort of thing) so they will have a big fancy piece of otherwise worthless paper, and another hastily printed but religiously significant piece of paper at their wedding.


I guess I am psychotic, er, psychic
 
2012-12-19 12:22:28 AM  
It doesn't suck. Did you post that here by accident?
 
2012-12-21 03:00:30 PM  
scherenschnitte
 
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