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Serious art

Serious art
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Copyright: Michael Porterfield (mporterf) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 72 W: 93 N: 141] (1022)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-22
Categories: Daily Life, Artwork, Decisive Moment, Friends/Family, Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, 28-135mm Canon
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Children of the World, Children(2), Family [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-04-23 5:46
Viewed: 1199
Points: 8
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My 6-year old son has never seen any of the Star Wars movies (we plan to remedy that this weekend). He has, however, played the Lego Star Wars Wii game and has become fascinated with each of the characters and can name them.

He can't stop talking about them and what each of them can do and what color is their light saber. Now he has taken upon himself the task of illustrating them for us so we know who he is talking about when he elucidates.


NOTE: he wasn't aware I was taking this so it is candid. The lights were off in the room so only natural light coming in through the window.

I desaturated the wall behind the art board and also the floor under it. Then I added some vibrance (new to CS4) to the dry erase markers as well as the art board.

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Ciao Michael, lovely composition with nice child at work, wonderful colors, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hi Michael,

I like the concept of your photo.



Hello Michael,
What strikes me first here, is the light on his back. It adds some dynamism to this "action"-photo and puts the focus on the "artist" rather than on his work. An interesting point of view...
I like the pens scattered on the floor and your PP-work on vibrance certainly has a good effect.
My only suggestion: I would have cropped the top of the photo, as to leave out the background and the white spots of light visible through the windows. A little detracting - at least to me...
TFS & kind regards,

Hello Michael
I like this shot and the details that are in it.
Well done
Best regards

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