Yall like art?

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  1. Neil

    Neil New Member

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    just a project I work on when I'm not sleeping or net surfing.

    those are full size lawn chairs in the background for size ref.
  2. Neil

    Neil New Member

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    side shot. 80+" wing span 8)
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    Is that a winged frog? or a dragon? aparently you have some welding skills, looks good.
  4. Neil

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    it is supposed to be an angel but is more like the angel of Death now. don't know where I went wrong. its head is in the bucket at the bottom left corner, it's a Gazing ball.
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    It looks like one of these Native American cave drawings.
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    What part is the axle housing in the back going to be? :p :D :D
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    It'd be nice to see when it's done.
  8. Neil

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    The axel housing is off another Toyota, not part of that project Trapp :p
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    :D LMBO angel of death..... :D
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    Neil.

    My son does metal scupture. Here's a snow-covered wildebeest he make several years back.

    I like what you've started, but saw it as a rampant dragon. The GLASS head ain't gonna cut it. Nice work.

    Clouder..
  11. Chorkie

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    Nice, but he looks like he is taking a dump into that wheel :eek:
    Here's my sisters art www.kimwalkerart.com
  12. SouthernMoss

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    Chorkie, your sister has a real gift. Beautiful work.
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    Thank you, she is starting to get national recognition. I'm very happy for her.
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    Neil, I really like this thing...I like this kinda stuff anyway.

    Might I make a suggestion? As an amateur photographer I'd like to see it without all the background "noise". The surrounding items keep it so busy that you cannot appreciate or truly focus on the art itself.

    If you had a black blanket that you could drape over the fence, down to the ground for your piece to sit on, I believe it would really bring it out.

    Sorry to critique, I know your not doing photography, but I had to babble because I do not believe we are really "seeing" your work.

    Nice piece!

    Crpdeth
  15. Neil

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    Crpdeth, your advice is Great. I'll try again tomorrow, I know nothing about photography. I like advice so feel free to tell me more if you want.

    Thank you again. I'll have a new pic up tomorrow.
    ps. would a blue tarp do?
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    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

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    Another suggestion, since we're offering ;) ..... if possible, try to have diffused lighting so your lighting doesn't reflect on the metal.
  17. Crpdeth

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    I think any dark background would give the desired results Neil, sometime ya just gotta play with backgrounds and see what "works"...And as SoMo has suggested try to get as much light in the area as possible without shining directly on the piece (working out doors on a cloudy day is perfect) and kill the flash on this one after that indirect lighting is achieved.

    I'm certainally no pro, have just always enjoied playing with this stuff.

    Crpdeth
  18. Neil

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    Well I tried before I read your suggestions.
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    You did well...Actually black may have been to much, in the first pic the steel was so brilliant that I mused that the steel-black contrast would be nice, but there is actually enough dark tone in the piece that it would have been too much in this shot.

    See how it stands out better now though?

    What kind of price would you put on this piece? Just out of courosity.

    Crpdeth
  20. Neil

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    thanks for the advice.....stands out much better.
    as far as price...That's pretty shakey ground. I would need to get about 1k to get my time and consumables out of it, but will probaly take a loss on it. I enjoy making them more than selling.
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