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    Medusa

    This is my first post. Painting 5x5



    Immigration 2025: Painting


    Checkmate: Painting


    The Flooded Valley:painting



    Tribulation:painting


    Palleo Series: painting




    Abduction:painting

    Abduction: outside painting casing


    Sarbakium Transport: water colors


    Tears of hope


    Solar System: painting mounted with inserted lights


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    You have a fantastic imagination

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    You do indeed have an excellent imagination. However, I find your composition to be kinda of odd; it's like you have lots of images painted together, but not as a whole. Maybe it's just me, but in some of these I have a hard time figuring out what the center of the piece is, and when I do, there's usually not much pointing to it or directing attention to it. I think it may be because the values are constant throughout the painting; try making things darker or lighter compared to the overall.

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    SWEEEEET! This is more like it. Great colors, fantastic storytelling, and a crap load of imagination. Good work J Turk.

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    Yeah, this stuff is awesome. I wish I had half your freewheeling imagination.

    Some of the pieces look pretty washed out, though—this is probably the result of photographing them under sub-optimal conditions. You might do well to shoot them under better lighting, and maybe learn to use the "Brightness and Contrast" and "Levels" tool in Photoshop to get them looking their best. I did a quick example below:



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    Thanks guys, and I know I pile too much detail into my work where you lose the focal point. I initially had it set up where you could go back and find new things you've never seen before, but that can be confusing. I'll probably tone it down a bit. And these pictures aren't the greatest with the flash and all. There's depth, but I like the idea of adding even more contrast.

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    Just my opinion, but I actually LIKE the massive detail in your paintings—I could just let my eye wander around for hours, looking at all the cool stuff you've got in there. I'm not sure they really need any more of a strong central focus than what you've got in there already.

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