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Poppy Art

By osie  
This image was created after seeing Eric's...
"Minimal Salad"...which I thought was a superb image...once I started, I got carried away, I now have over thirty variations of this...I may put a Black version on here tomorrow...this is just my take on the technique...I hope Eric see's it to give me some feedback...Smile I now have some idea's to use a strawberry on the same sort of for a trip to the supermarket me thinks...!Smile

Tags: Digitally manipulated Digital art

Voters: pluckyfilly, MickyMc, andy210966 and 12 more

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pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2010 8:18AM
quite effective and arty

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osie 7 2 3 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2010 8:20AM
Thank you Ann...Smile
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2010 8:33AM
Really super image well created.
osie 7 2 3 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2010 8:46AM
Thank you Mavis...appreciated...Smile
Paree 13 616 3
26 Nov 2010 9:24AM
its different,
original image

osie 7 2 3 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2010 9:36AM
Thanks Paree...Smile
Cormy 10 3 England
26 Nov 2010 10:07AM
Love it !!!!
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2010 11:34AM
Different and I can see where the idea has come from - I like the poppies and the base - not too sure about the curved vase - might be worth giving it a try without the vase and see what you think.
BlueRoom Plus
12 73 20 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2010 12:27PM
Hi Osie, you have certainly taken this idea and made it very much your own. I like the choice of a poppy as your colour splash and the shape you have chosen adds interest, however the success of a minimalist composition such as this is entirely dependant on where the weight falls and this feels a bit top heavy to me. I would drop the main poppy down to the level of the two little ones (keeping the picture shape the same) then lose the two little ones which I feel are a bit of a distraction.
The other suggestion I have is more technical but you may find it useful. You have used Drop Shadow or Outer Glow to surround your 'vase' shape, I find this horribly restrictive to work with and a bit mechanical in appearance. Try making a black copy of your shape on its own layer underneath the white one and adding a lot of gaussian blur. This gives you complete control over your shadow allowing you to move it, distort it and even rub it out where you might not want it (like maybe under the table).

I wouldn't normally be so critical of a piece of creative work... but you did ask. Smile But when all is said and done it is your choices that make it your picture and you have ideas in here that make me want to return to the subject afresh, so cheers for that.

Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
26 Nov 2010 12:48PM
I am following your progress with great interest. I like this idea and these clean lines. Very,very beautiful.
26 Nov 2010 3:03PM
osie 7 2 3 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2010 4:16PM
Eric...Thank you so much for taking the time to look at what I created & giving me your thoughts. I have taken on board the ideas/suggestions you have passed on to me...I found Nothing you said, critical in any way. I am now going to the playground...I will take "Photoshop" with me... armed with more info/ideas than I started with, hopefully the end product will better than its predecessor... I would have never thought of using a black underlay to work as my drop that is one of the first things I will look at...I hope you don't mind Eric, if I give you another shout when I think I have bettered my previous you may cast an eye over it for me...once again many thanks for you help...Smile
osie 7 2 3 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2010 4:37PM
Alan... Thanks for your Kind comment...Smile
osie 7 2 3 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2010 4:39PM
Cormy... thanks to you for taking the time...Smile
osie 7 2 3 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2010 4:41PM
Helen...thanks for your thoughts & idea's...I will be trying out everything every one has passed on to me...many thanks...& watch this space...!!!Smile
osie 7 2 3 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2010 7:22AM
Joline...thank you very much for your comments...Smile

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