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Middle row, far right!
Bottom row, far left. The red nebulae in the background balances everything out nicely, and I really like the red veins. The full cyclone fence effect is interesting (i.e. bottom row, center) but perhaps a bit too busy, it breaks up the balance... I think you can trust the viewer to fill it in.Howevah you wanna make it is perfect, though.
Park FurlongCenter top row.
What would the top left one look like with blue stars in the background? ((ducking))
No ducking! There will be not throwing things! (I promise!) (at least not by me!)Actually...I am interested to know if there's any kind of consensus...I have to start finishing soon or I'm going to go stark raving mad...!Youse guys (that's Philadelphian)--thank you so much for participating!!!!!!!I'll let you know what I decide real soon.I've gotten several comments that the fence extending into the dar area is either too cold, too flat or somehow not working...
I like the top center one.
Middle row left is very strong and pushes up and down at the same time. I like the over arcing blue above with the red strands over the still figure. What is powerful is the mind that conceptualizes all of the options.
Upon closer inspection I prefer bottom left corner. I like how the chain link fence is cropped. I think the fence breaks the space uncomfortably in the others. I'd come back to the fence tho-it's a compelling image/pattern.
Can you make all nine of them? Have them form a series, or lay them out just like you have here, in a...what's a good word? Nonaptych? That'd be good.
Seriously, my first choice was middle right. Then I thought that the full-on fence and overarching stems drew the eye away from the figure and made it look smaller and less significant. So I looked for a version of that, but with the cropped fence and stems. Which would equate to top left, with blue stars / flakes / nebulae in the background.Like Missfidget, I think the full-on fence is a compelling image, especially with the barbs along the top. I think it doesn't work here as it's such a strong metaphor - it turns the figure into a fenced genius rather than a cold genius.
I like the middle in the middle row. The red blood vein corals are confined to the floating blanket space and it seems to be a bit more balanced not seeing it sprouting out of that corner... I like the fence also and seeing it as a barrier of sorts for a separation feeling.This is so much fun getting to comment on such opinionated matters of art!!
The entire middle row would be my choices (if I get three) with the far right the first choice and the far left the second and the middle the third. Yes I am swayed by the color but the pattern changes are also terrific. Amazing layers.
Your interesting computerized variation option choosing method of layout evaluations is quite interesting. Having the computerized ability sure is intense for the jobg of figuring out the possible variations of choice. It's amazing to see this before it's actually created. These images look like a finished piece!
Can I change my mind? I looked again and decided I'd miss that fence massively if it went. It's so beautiful. Looking at the middle middle version compared with middle right, it's the overarching stems that reduce the impact of the figure, not the fence. In the middle middle, he/she still looks strong. So middle middle. For today ;-)
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