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I took this picture this morning of my wife working in her home office.  So...write a caption for it, stick in some word or thought bubbles, manipulate it, make it clever, or absurd, whatever...just not obscene.  After a week or two, I'll pick the best one and give the winner 200 points.  What else does one do with such a picture?


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Glenn Mayer
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I am a software engineer who, after 30 years of focusing on marriage, kids, career, and other pursuits, has decided to try and resurrect the drawing skills that have languished since college. I started with digital art, but found that I spent too much time in front of the computer. So after much experimenting, I have returned to my favorite medium, traditional pen and ink.



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OrionShipworks Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If you get a chance, tell me what you think of this:…
It's a cropped and photo manipulated version of my painting. In some ways I feel it is stronger than the original oil painting. I could make another painting that looked sort of like this, but not sure if it's worth the bother. In other words, can a Photoshop experiment become the finished piece? Thanks.
outsidelogic Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OK, I added a comment on the picture.  Can a manipulated picture be the finished piece?  Sure.  It all depends on what you're comfortable with.  I think you highlighted one of the good things about digital manipulation (in my mind); you can play around with composition without having to do a million versions of your piece.

Of course, if you got asked to exhibit your work, you would just have to show a print...
zorgotron Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your style. It reminds me of a lot of classic illustrations when I was younger. Very cool - I can't believe this is "only" a hobby for you!

I can't even begin to fav your stuff, they'd all end up faved. Put you on my watch list instead :)
outsidelogic Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, thank you.  Yeah, I'm definitely a fan of old classic b&w illustrations.  But I hack around a bit on the computer as well.  I see you're a Daz user.  I've used that just a little, but I was pretty impressed.  Do you like it?  I did a short journal entry on it:
zorgotron Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DazStudio is very nice, and certainly a good way to throw together a reference, both for poses and for perspective. Time-wise, one has to take care, I think, not to put more time into fiddling with Daz that way than with the painting itself. At a certain point, it's more efficient just to do a full render (of course, efficient isn't always what we're after!).

Money-wise, the program is free, but boy, they do get you on the content! :) I keep meaning to learn to use Blender (so I can model my own props), but that program is as powerful as it's complex... I also want to do more straight digital painting. If I only there was more time :)
outsidelogic Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, Blender completely baffled me.  I hear their interface has gotten a bit more user-friendly, but like you said, I don't have the time to jump into it.
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OrionShipworks Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Regarding "...too much time in front of the computer", I've been there. I'm a retired system designer. Did the whole Silicon Valley thing. Like you I'm also trying to express my artistic side. I especially like your latest: The Rhythm and Flow of the Human Body. It's inspiring!
outsidelogic Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, it's nice to meet another "techie gone creative"...although as you know, IT can be a very creative field anyway.  Maybe I'll spend more time on digital art once I retire...:)  Thanks for the comment.
rinaswan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! A software engineer who shines at ink drawing. Great work! :thumbsup:
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