JemsPens
JemsPens
United Kingdom
INSTAGRAM- jemspens Hey! I am a 21 year old aspiring painter from the UK!
JemsPens
Whenever i try to paint outdoors i get bugs, dust, leaves and all that jazz flying into my painting, and if there is a wind or even a gentle breeze i find it hard to keep still. I'm in the UK so its not sunny much, and when it is i want to be in it. I try to compromise and do something else like sketching or something small outside, but if thats not what im focused on at that moment it doesnt come out right so i end the day thinking i shouldve just stayed inside doing what i am focused on despite the sun. I feel i have to sacrifice outdoors a little but to me it seems like a small sacrifice for my love for art. Not sure what my question is but i wondered what you guys thoughts were on this and have you ever had this problem!! Thankyou.
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JemsPens
Also just want to say i love you guys podcast so much i found it at the perfect point in my life and i cant wait to keep listening. THANKYOU!!
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Alec Brubaker
You have to be true to yourself! If this is the kind of art you enjoy making and it satisfies that creative itch, you for sure have to keep at it. Just looking at this painting, it really looks like something that YOU wanted to paint, and in my opinion, that has a lot of weight. You're leaning towards those surrealist/cubist aesthetics, and as Steve said, that stuff is so subjective that it's kind of hard to give feedback. But I do like it a lot, it looks cool and unique, It's definitely interesting. There's always stuff to learn from making artwork in different ways, and maybe it can be useful for you to study from life on the side, but don't let it ever get in the way of 'making art with a capital A' as Steve Huston likes to put it.
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JemsPens
Nearly cried at this reply haha!! Thankyou so so much !
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Alec Brubaker
I think the way you're using them you shouldn't worry about it. From my little understanding, copyright law is very unspecific and muddled but in theory as long as your works are transformative enough they are considered to be 'fair use' of copyrighted material... but to clarify I'm no lawyer haha. I'm a big fan of the painting btw!
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JemsPens
sorry for the late reply- thankyou so much!!! i overthink everything so i figured good to check what other people think about it. and yes i found the same about copyright law its a bit of a grey area. thankyou again and glad you like the painting that means a lot :))))
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Yiming Wu
Humm... as far as I'm concerned, I personally would not consider the art piece in the first image may have any "copyright" issue to do with the second one. One can easily argue it's copied/referenced the same way as saying it's not. I think you don't need to worry about it this much. And even if you set out to copy a photograph, you will end up with drastically different result. Commercial stuff "reference" other imagery every day. If you are worried, maybe consciously credit the reference you used. Take these two images below as an example, the concept artist does not mention Andrew Wyeth, but it's more than obvious this is certainly a direct reference. (you can see it on artstation /artwork/28xw8B , proko seems to block links)
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Wow that is a great example, i hadnt really considered looking at examples as i am not sure how to find them like you say people don't really mention them if they can avoid it. Thankyou so much as i use a lot of old photos and even if you can't tell by the end i worry a little haha. Thankyou !!!
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Reference Pics
2mo
So i love old photos and i love to paint them- there are a million amazing photos out there that are great reference, better than i could ever take. Does anyone know or understand the level of copyright behind using them for painting. I feel its a big grey area and 'it depends' as stan would say haha. Feedback on this appreciated thankyou !
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JemsPens
I love this so much i struggled to think of negative feedback. the thing i love is that the places that would have sharp defining edges such as the neck to the collar and the edges of the face into the hair and then the hair into the background- you have made these blend into each other. Technically this wouldnt be accurate but i feel maybe you have done this on purpose and i love it ! sorry for the weird feedback but better weird than none i guess haha!
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Steve Lenze
The reason its hard to give feedback on this kind of painting is because it is so, so subjective. Its hard to tell what you meant to do, or not. If I was going to say anything, it's that the figure is sitting on these heads, but the heads are not being affected by his weight. The thing is, I don't know if you did that on purpose or not. Other then that, I think the pose is really unique and cool.
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JemsPens
I wanted any feedback at all so this is great thankyou so so much! I thought the same about the heads after I'd finished so it' good to hear that same thought clarified, thankyou again :)))
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oil painting
2mo
hey! i love working like this but i have lost confidence and im not sure if i should pursue fantasy work like this or carry on painting from real life which i am naturally better at but it doesnt get my creativity going as much. i dont get feedback on this kind of work so id love some please !!!
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2mo
Hey I'd love feedback of any kind please !! (dont be nice) . I think the scale was way too big in the 3rd one as i dont want it to be too realistic and i lost the brushmarks working this way. it is 60x60cm. the first is also 60x60 but he is smaller so it works better? and the middle one is 29x21 but proportions off ? what scale does everyone else like to work in? thankyou !
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