St. James-The-Less (Work-in-Progress Pt. 5)

Flickr: Photos from Mike6

My wife said “It looks a bit short….” But on this occasion, she was referring to the length of the saw I had painted. The last one (below) had the blade of the saw off the page, as I had centered on the handle, but as she quite rightly pointed out, it just looks like a saw with half a blade.

So…. Another resize, and repaint, and there it is. I’ve started to make it a bit more definite, too. It looks quite cartoon-y but that’s ok.

I’m also wondering if it would look a little better the other way up: vertically (portrait) rather than horizontal (landscape). It is a portrait of St. James-The-Less, after all.

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3 Responses to St. James-The-Less (Work-in-Progress Pt. 5)

  1. artbizness says:

    And now the Mrs. says that the handle looks too big. Grrrr.

  2. sammi says:

    two extremely difficult things, being an artist and being married to an art critic. i’ve learned to never ask dave what he thinks, cuz he’ll tell me! LOL

    if it was perfect it would not be art, it would be duplication. we have cameras for that. but i see the blade actually extending out to the left of the paper, so it is not in it’s entirety on the grid, making the handle look larger in proportion, right? i like the handle (sorry mrs. g) and it’s interesting to see the work, even the judas work, on screws.

    *wanna trip inside your head, spend a day there . . . .* =D

    stay close,

    sammi =)

  3. artbizness says:

    Sometimes I have to ask a “non-art” person their opinion, as an artist can get so close to their work that they can’t see the wood for the trees.

    Getting feedback can tell you a lot about what your work. Of course, you can always tell yourself: “Well, they would say that because they’re X” or whatever, but its still always good to have an objective sounding board.

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