As a gifted artist, does it bother you when people who say it would be an unimpressive photo are more amazed to find it as a painting? Technique mastery aside, shouldn't work have value in composition and content etc? For instance, what I find fascinating is how you are working with modern subject material in traditional portraiture. The classic device of the mirror and a woman in a personal setting is set off by the jean jacket outfit and the electronic device. The big negative space ahead of her makes me feel like it's morning and we're moving ahead into our day, and also makes the picture feel like a quiet place to me.
It bothers me. But then I don't know what they're looking for in photographs, what's impressive to them. You have to keep in mind the demographics of dA. A lot of paintings, particularly in photorealism, if you forget that they are paintings and look at them as merely images, are deliberately banal, because that's what the artist wants. Thank you for your thoughtful comment.
True enough about the demographics. My husband has to remind me about that every time I go off on a tangent about people missing the point of something aesthetically.
I really don't think this image is banal as much as it is intelligently subtle. Even if it were a photo it would be quite good as an artwork. I never focused a lot on photo realism and didn't realize they purposely tried to select banal subjects. What is the reason behind that generally? Just technique showcasing?
Darn you realism artists. >.>;; Every time I am fooled.
One day, some tricky artist at a gallery opening will have a painting of a complementary cookie table with such stunning detail that I will try to walk through it to get my self a cookie, but I will walk foolishly strait into a wall. Whoever does this shall create a world of lies!
My goodness. It took me a few moments to realize: This is painted! What with how stylized they're doing photographs now, I was just looking for the fantastical element to make it like them. If I hadn't seen 'Acrylic on panel...' I think I might have spent longer looking at that space under the desk wondering when a dragon or something would peek out!
HOLY CRAP! I WAS LIKE, WHY DID THIS GET A DD THEN THE FEATURE NOTED IT WAS A PAINTING AND I...sorry for the caps...let me breath and try tofind any hint that this could be a painting. Nope nothing... Dammit, how is this not a photo. Your talent is making me insane! You are too amazing for words.