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golden age by RadoJavor golden age by RadoJavor
A new private project. Melancholic atmosphere from small deserted American town in 50's, picture inspired by my trip to US.
Let me know any critics, I would like to make more in this theme and welcome some thoughts.

All in PS with wacom intuos.
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I don't know if it's postapocaliptic town or just abandoned. Sky is made not so good -> at right we see yellow light and on the left there is a blue one. Composition of colours is perfect, balanced but logic of that light coming from clouds is not good. Perspective ideal. I love the fance, both fences on the right. Brown tree parts on the left centre looks as if you had no time to end it. Or just forget to made it better. Cars are masterpiece, broken windows, broken doors. Light on the road is realy great. It looks like you made many mistakes, but it is not true, a little mistakes in really good piece of art. As always.
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I would like to say you have created one admirably amazing work of art. :) It is very noticeable by the quality and how you put every little detail in this work that you have done your best efforts. Also, I noticed the shading and lighting you have put in here, which also makes you painting look very realistic.
It is extremely difficult to find something for you to improve on, perhaps someone else can, but I'm sorry that I cannot. I really think you should keep working on different scenery and keep doing what your doing, I love your art and please continue! :heart:
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ChiBurbs Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
An incredible piece of work. I've worked as a reporter in small Midwestern towns, and this evokes them wonderfully, down to the trees (oaks, it looks like). I feel like I recognize the watertower. The title adds something, too.

But I'm sure you wouldn't ask for critiques if all you wanted was praise.

1) Movement. The sky shows what looks like a storm brewing and clouds moving to the right, and yet the rest of the painting is deathly still. You can't have it both ways. The dust hanging over the street should swirl a bit. Some of the leaves seem to be moving, but others seem deathly still. And the trees and other plants don't appear to be moving/bending in a wind. Either a wind or stillness would work in this, but not both.

2) Zoning. Parts of this look like an alley behind houses and businesses and parts look like a street in front of them. The painted fence would be in an alley. This many cars would be parked in front. Also, you seem to put businesses next to residences. I can't imagne many towns would allow that as much as you show it.

3) Neverending Alley. I think the sense of infinity of the alley/street continuing one doesn't help the overall feel, which is the claustrophobia of a dying small town. Most streets and alleys in small towns would end somewhere, usually into a building or turn.

It is great work, though.
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks for the crits, You wrote some interesting things. I need to gain more knowlege about US towns for sure.
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ChiBurbs Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, and it is an excellent piece that captures the feel well. As a professor of mine told me, "There's no such thing as a perfect poem; it is just less imperfect as the last version."
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TexasDreamer01 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
You really portayed it well, and it's unique. A lot of people prefer to paint the fifties in its mind-numbing conformation. This shows another side of that decade.
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you
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laura-csajagi Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
just breathtaking!I love the mood of your work!
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
you got also some very atmospheric works.
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laura-csajagi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
not as impressive as yours ;-)
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VictoriousMarch Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
very good bro!
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illusivearc Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I can think of no words to describe this.
Any praise I write for this, won't come close to this beauty
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