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Copper Abstract

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Published: May 2, 2011
This abstract was created in Photoshop CS5. I used my artist and ink blot brushes. I also experimented with embossing and shadows and highlights to try and get that raised brush stroke effect. Download the original HD version (2560x1440) here- [link]


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I like that kind of alchemical process too. It's a buzz to make something appealing out of an unpromising source.
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StarwaltDesignProfessional Digital Artist
Yes LOL a buzz that is a good word for it, to take something average or even ugly and make something beautiful with it. There was an artist in NYC I saw a while back and he collected garbage around Manhattan and recycled it for collage style sculptures and canvases. Pretty cool!
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From where I stand (in the middle of middle England) everything in New York seems cool :)
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StarwaltDesignProfessional Digital Artist
From where I stand (in the middle of NY) everything in England seems cool!;)
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Funny how appealing, metallic, textured images can be. I never knew they struck a chord 'til I started being attracted by them here. Excellent!
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StarwaltDesignProfessional Digital Artist
Sometimes the names come from my color palette. The color palette here was from a photo of copper wire. Not really a good photo but I was able to draw something from it. This is why I never delete images that are not so crisp. Many times I use them in other ways. Thanx for the comment!
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storm-bunnyProfessional Digital Artist
I Like this one. It has a very nice feel to it. Looks like real paint in a way and I live the textures. The top feels a bit strange, but overall very nice :)
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StarwaltDesignProfessional Digital Artist
Texture and real paint is what I was doing in this image, trying to find filters and effect to make the paint looks impasto-like. I have learned a lot from this technique.
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Pluto52Professional Traditional Artist
This is an important work of art, congratulations .....
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StarwaltDesignProfessional Digital Artist
Important? Thanks but curious why you say important? ;)
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Pluto52Professional Traditional Artist
I say important because it is a high-level working, so good ...=D
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StarwaltDesignProfessional Digital Artist
Oh ok, thnx so much. ;)
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Pluto52Professional Traditional Artist
...=D..=D
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merpagigglesnort Traditional Artist
this is absolutely beautiful! the colors are so rich and have warm, almost glowing look that made the dutch masters so famous. i am in the midst of doing a big series of traditional paintings with the theme of texture, so i am appreciating texture so much right now. yours is very well done. :)
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StarwaltDesignProfessional Digital Artist
I checked out your gallery, very nice work and educational for me. I have been exploring abstract art digitally for almost a year now. At first it was all about color, then composition and now I am working on trying to recreate the look of layered and splattered paint. I have been really looking at traditional art very closely to try and simulate the light and shadows of traditional paint strokes. Still working on it.:shrug: Send me a link if you upload photos of your series with the theme of texture.
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merpagigglesnort Traditional Artist
that's a really interesting idea. i'll have to look out for what you create!
this is the folder that the six of the rough terrain series that i've done so far
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here is a link to my journal, which is starting to explain the series
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i'm afraid it's kind of a lot of reading. feel free to skip it if you want. :) let me know what you think of the paintings! :)
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StarwaltDesignProfessional Digital Artist
Wow, saw the rough terrain gallery, just what I was looking for. Do you have a scanner? If you could scan your work in you would get so much more detail. I scan my watercolors and ink abstracts. Unless your work is on huge canvases. Then that wouldn't work. Anyway definitely great texture!
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merpagigglesnort Traditional Artist
thanks! i just put another one in the series. this time i scanned it! some of them are big, but some, like the one i posted today, are not. this one was 8"x8". you're right it looked so much better and has so much more detail! i didn't scan them cause it just seemed like it wouldn't work so well with the texture, i was wrong! thanks for the advice. :) glad you liked it! :D
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StarwaltDesignProfessional Digital Artist
I am so glad it worked out, please send me the link if you uploaded it to DA.
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merpagigglesnort Traditional Artist
thanks so much for your encouragement! here's the link
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let me know what you think! :)

i'm going to scan all the little ones! :)
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StarwaltDesignProfessional Digital Artist
cool, yeah it is so much clearer. Don't you wish you had a huge scanner? I also wish I had a huge printer so I can frame and hang my work on the wall.
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cinthyaverlaineHobbyist General Artist
:heart: it!!!
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StarwaltDesignProfessional Digital Artist
Thnx;)
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piccolamimiHobbyist Digital Artist
Wow *_*! I love the colors :)!
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