[C&C] Seeking your thoughts on these type of prints

Discussion in 'Photo Critique' started by pniev, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    I need to make some prints and thought about doing something totally different this time. So I tried to create a sketch-look. However, I am afraid that my admiration for software developers to create these type of effects as well as my desire to try new things may cloud my judgement.

    Therefore I am seeking your thoughts on these - potential - sketch-like prints. Is it ugly, inappropriate, promising, etc. etc? And, if you see potential, which 2 would you select?


    #1
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    #2
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    #3
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    #4
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    #5
    p1563413245-5.

    #6
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  2. rayvonn

    rayvonn SC Veteran

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    Jan 19, 2015
    #1 and #5.
     
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  3. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    5 only - it has a solid frame & not too artificially sketchy
     
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  4. rayvonn

    rayvonn SC Veteran

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    Jan 19, 2015
    By way of explanation - #1 got me thinking, wondering, where could that be? (it's not obvious), plus many sheep are looking at you. With #5 it's hard not to take your eyes off the little guy's eyes, they're quite dominating. For me anyway, its tiny details like that which make one stand out over the other. Not a problem that they're sketched-like.
     
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  5. Matero

    Matero SC Veteran

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    Dec 25, 2014
    Helsinki, Finland
    I believe these sketch-like prints have their place and purpose. I got stuck to #1 and #5.
     
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  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I like 'em as digital art. I have no idea what they would look like printed out. They might look great....or they might look really hokey
     
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  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I'd print one out to see how it looks. And I'd print them out on some sort of sketch paper to try to trick the viewer a bit further. I think they would look wrong on photo paper. Maybe I'll try printing out one of my own later this afternoon. I'll report back with my findings.
     
  8. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Much appreciated, Luke. I only have photo paper, so I need to send it to a printing service company. So any feedback before doing so would help!
     
  9. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    1 and 4 for me. 1 just really works because of the colours and the "easily drawable" nature of the subject. 4 looks like it should've been an illustration from the start.
     
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  10. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    Generally, in the first few, the white is overwhelming. If that could be toned down a little they would look more interesting.
     
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  11. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    if your heart is set on it to print them as sketches........try to get one printed on a heavy weight textured paper as a giclee print to see how it looks. Say 320gsm Hahnemuhle rag paper or similar, Can make all the difference...as mentioned here earlier it might look hokey on ordinary paper but can look much much better on good quality textured paper.

    I get mine done at onevisionimaging.com in Coventry in the UK.
     
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  12. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Yup paper is a key factor
    I use redcliffe.co.uk - they send out postcard sized samples to help selection
    in your case a slightly finer texture may help - Hahnemule Albert Durer 210g
     
  13. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Thanks for your feedback and advice. I had not thought about paper choice for sketches! Unfortunately I only have photo paper and I do not have sufficient time for test prints, so I've decided to stick to regular photos. Chicken, I know. I will test some textured paper prints at a later stage.

    Since I'm having fun with the 300mm lens and TC's, I opted for bird photos. My theme will be "the eye". I've selected these 2. Not because they're special but because attention is immediately drawn to the eye of the bird. PS: let me know if you can't see all 3 photos. Personally I only see the last one in the post (All 3 in the edit box), so I cannot check if everything is visible.

    Thanks again for your help! At a later stage, I will let you know how the printing go.

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    I have this one as a third option. Just in case.

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  14. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    see all 3
    imo far superior to the sketch type - i have yet to see a sketch program which is really convincing as a sketch
    the last if i may suggest would work great with a closer crop
     
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  15. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

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    I prefer the photos as well. If I want to look at or buy a sketch that is what I will do. Although I do agree that the software is cool and interesting.
     
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