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Title     Rings
Artist     dennisb31/Dennis (1,076) Send mail to this user
Portfolio     My Art
Subject     Abstract
Style     Abstract
Software     Adobe Photoshop Elements
Content advisory     G (general audiences)
Submitted     November 14, 2009 10:05:13 AM CST
Views     1,049
Rating     -1 Thumb-down


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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from mccook36/Merv (12,639) Send mail to this user on May 15, 2011 3:39:13 PM CDT (0) Early critique

OK...this is not offensive or repugnant. The 3 td should have been revisited. It is, IMO, deserving of one td as it fits the definition.

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Thumb-down Thumb-down Thumb-down    from hick/Helmuth (913) Send mail to this user on February 26, 2011 11:52:51 AM CST (1) Early critique

I do not know why you present that artwork. Probably you want to earn bad critique? Here it is: it is boring for me, the two thin dark lines are in a bad connection to the "rings" of your abstract, the form is bad situated into the white background, and there i feel no spirit of creativity. Maybe i am totaly wrong with my oppinion, but so it is.

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Non-conforming thumb-down    from robertwallis/Robert (5,658) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on November 17, 2009 9:42:26 PM CST

I really hate to rate this at a 1TD, but no one else is stepping up to make the critique. You've invested so much time writing critiques and not posting that you deserve an answer on this.

You've titled this as "Rings" and I'm having a tough time deciding how that fits. The software used suggests this is a illustration made with PSE rather than brush and ink. I keep thinking smoke rings but that doesn't fit all that well. If it's a drawing of worms or something similar, then work on getting more shading or shadow gradation to give more contouring and shape.

I don't understand what the sharp black lines are doing, and the piece may have worked better with those removed from the image. Unfortunately, I can't tell what this is or see enough definition to it to really assess it well.

Keep on experimenting and trying different things until they start to fall into place for you. What might help would be for you to be specific when posting and ask what needs to be done with the work to get what you're looking for. The main thing is to keep trying and trying and trying , and don't give up.


From ankie/Anneke (9,939) Send mail to this user on November 20, 2009 4:52:39 AM CST

Robert, I think this is a hand, holding a jewelry box between thumb and forefinger. I'm not sure whether someone is looking at the rings or showing them to somebody else though.



From robertwallis/Robert (5,658) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on November 21, 2009 2:12:00 PM CST

That makes sense :-)



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From dennisb31/Dennis (1,076) Send mail to this user on November 25, 2009 2:26:04 AM CST

Well smoke rings (ala Les Paul & Mary Ford) were what was in my mind. However as this supposed to be abstract some sort of reality should not be expected. Hmm I do agree the fine dark lines are out of place. Thanks Dennis


From hick/Helmuth (913) Send mail to this user on February 26, 2011 12:01:03 PM CST

After i wrote my bad critique about your one and only artwork i had a look at your critiques. I am surprised what tastefull choice you have, and about the sensefull comments. I am sure you wanted to present one bad work to test the visitors on artsig.


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