View Full Version : birth of a marble

01-21-2009, 10:32 PM
here is another print i am considering entering in competition. comment and critique are greatly appreciated. thanks bonnie

01-22-2009, 01:22 AM
Interesting design, Again can it be posted bigger? I can't tell here but it looks like the top of the marble is soft. Looks like you would want to print it darker and maybe add a little bit of saturation to increase the impact as it turns.

01-22-2009, 02:49 AM
Love the creativity!

01-22-2009, 03:09 AM
here's the link to the bigger mage...i need to reposition the image on the background:

01-22-2009, 02:45 PM
Hi Bonnie;

Here is how I see this image. I felt black was too much and drew too much attention so I made it a deep grey. I moved the marble so it is now on the 4th quadrant instead of being above it. I filled in the bright spot in the upper right of the presentation. Hope this helps.


01-22-2009, 07:23 PM
thanks craig. you're right about the background color. black was too overpowering. and thanks for adding copyright/name. i'll do that from now on. you've been a huge help and i appreciate it very much. bonnie

01-22-2009, 08:34 PM
I disagree. I think the teal fights with the image for attention. On black the strong colors of the image itself will pop. If in doubt print one both ways and make a choice after you see it.


01-22-2009, 08:49 PM
good advice, keith. as you can tell...i am easily swayed one way or the other since this is my first print competition i haven't had enough experience to develop my own sense of what will be most successful. i'll print both ways and then say eenie meenie miney mo! just kidding. i appreciate the debate.

01-27-2009, 01:58 AM
Listen to Keith, he's da man! Many a person on this forum have merited images following his advice.

Experiences goes a long way!

01-27-2009, 03:27 AM
I too agree with "Da Crusher"... oh, sorry, I should have said "Mr. Da Crusher"!
I like the black background color - it makes the colors "pop" more.

01-27-2009, 05:25 AM
If the image holds up (genuine fractals, perhaps), I would chuck the step mount all together. I'm getting trapped at the lower right.

Good luck!