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Because skulls are cool

Postby Duck » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:48 am

Not photo related but I just wanted to showcase what I tend to do for my "day job".
This particular image is not for a client. It's actually something I started drawing last week just for the sake of drawing (something else I don't get a chance to do as often as I'd like.) I spent the day coloring it in since I had two customers blow me off today. ARGH!

Anyhow, I hope you folks enjoy it. It's now a wallpaper for my computer.

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Re: Because skulls are cool

Postby PietFrancke » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:53 am

frigging cool! I guess you have a limited palette to work with in the tattoo industry. These colors work together beautifully.

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Postby Duck » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:40 am

PietFrancke wrote:frigging cool! I guess you have a limited palette to work with in the tattoo industry. These colors work together beautifully.

Yes, and limited saturation and dynamic range depending on the skin tone. :D

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Postby LindaShorey » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:57 pm

Wow, scary and mesmerizing. How creative!
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Postby minniev » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:36 pm

Duck wrote:Not photo related but I just wanted to showcase what I tend to do for my "day job".
This particular image is not for a client. It's actually something I started drawing last week just for the sake of drawing (something else I don't get a chance to do as often as I'd like.) I spent the day coloring it in since I had two customers blow me off today. ARGH!

Anyhow, I hope you folks enjoy it. It's now a wallpaper for my computer.

Creature Skull01.jpg
Scanned ink drawing colored in Photoshop CC.


Nicely done, a little creepy but a lot cool.

I wouldn't say it isn't photo-related though. Art and photography cannot be fully separated. The tools we have available allow us to wander in the margins between art and photography at will.
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Re: Because skulls are cool

Postby Duck » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:40 pm

minniev wrote:[...] I wouldn't say it isn't photo-related though. Art and photography cannot be fully separated. The tools we have available allow us to wander in the margins between art and photography at will.

So true. You'd be surprised exactly how much photography and illustration have in common. Compositional rules, the use of light, painting/editing techniques, portraiture, landscape and still life aesthetics and so much more.
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Re: Because skulls are cool

Postby minniev » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:45 pm

Duck wrote:
minniev wrote:[...] I wouldn't say it isn't photo-related though. Art and photography cannot be fully separated. The tools we have available allow us to wander in the margins between art and photography at will.

So true. You'd be surprised exactly how much photography and illustration have in common. Compositional rules, the use of light, painting/editing techniques, portraiture, landscape and still life aesthetics and so much more.


Not at all surprised. It is the same thing with different tools and methods.

What surprises me is when people want to make so many distinctions between them, mostly artificial IMHO.
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Re: Because skulls are cool

Postby PietFrancke » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:02 pm

minniev wrote:
Duck wrote:
minniev wrote:[...] I wouldn't say it isn't photo-related though. Art and photography cannot be fully separated. The tools we have available allow us to wander in the margins between art and photography at will.

So true. You'd be surprised exactly how much photography and illustration have in common. Compositional rules, the use of light, painting/editing techniques, portraiture, landscape and still life aesthetics and so much more.


Not at all surprised. It is the same thing with different tools and methods.

What surprises me is when people want to make so many distinctions between them, mostly artificial IMHO.


Photoshop in particular really blurs the distinctions. The greater the skills learned with that tool, the more a photograph just becomes an image for the grist mill. For instance, Matte painting might by some be considered just doing composites.

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Re: Because skulls are cool

Postby Charles Haacker » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:15 pm

The second I saw it I flashed on Frida Kahlo! (Y)
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Re: Because skulls are cool

Postby Duck » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:25 pm

minniev wrote:Not at all surprised. It is the same thing with different tools and methods.

What surprises me is when people want to make so many distinctions between them, mostly artificial IMHO.

Well, to be fair, there are a lot of differences, obviously. Now, do you mean artificial or superficial? I come across a lot of pundits that toss around conversations on a very superficial level all the time.= but that happens both in the art world and in photography.
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