Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Fire in the Big Top...


With or without stars? I can't decide.

13 comments:

Ry's Photo Blog said...

I think it works BOTH ways.

Vince M. said...

Hey Ry. I placed the stars in digitally, just as a test. I'm still on the fence about using them. I kind of like the desolation of the empty red sky.

bigjiminy said...

I like the stars Vince. Give it depth. Maybe add a little radial blur to them so they blend in with that tasty sky you laid down. Nice work!

max said...

I think that it needs stars.
Those stilts are fabulous. Great concept Vince.

Peter Emmerich said...

Stars - definitely!

This is SO AWESOME!

I wish I had gotten the chance to work with you! :(

Vince M. said...

What a great way to get creative input from our community of artists. Ry, Jim, Max and Peter- I can't thank you guys enough for taking the time to weigh in on this. I really appreciate your input... stars it is. I'll be getting out the opaque white today to add them.

And I feel the same way Peter, I'm sure that some day we will work together on a project. I'd love to see you render a design program for DCP.

PJ said...

Yeah, the stars do something. They take that sky and make it more of a night sky lit up by the fire burning below it - something that doesn’t read as well without them.

I’m late to the game though so it’s most likely a moot point by now.

Vince M. said...

It's never too late to weigh in on any of these posts, Peej. I'm always updating or eliminating items. I try to treat this blog like a living magazine, so if someone comments on a recent post I'll reply, if it's called for.
Thanks for visiting.

andres casciani said...

with stars, i think you have resolved this by now! anyway a drawing is never finished

Vince M. said...

With stars it is!
Thank you all for weighing in on this monumentally insignificant decision.

You're right, Andre- a drawing is never done.

Check out Andre's blog, he's producing some wonderful illustrations.

Eric Hutchison said...

Wait, wait!! No Stars! No stars! Don't listen to 'em, Vince! Search your soul. You know I'm right!

Vince M. said...

Too late, the stars are in.

Jason Barnes said...

well i know the verdict for the painting is already in, but the faint presence of stars in the sky is where i'd go with it. not just merely dabs of white up there.

ps: thanks for the comment Vince! you have an amazing collection of artwork posted up here and an incredible retro style that i was instantly drawn to. take it easy

-Jason