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Art Print

Eric Fan (opifan64)

READYSET (PINK)

by Eric Fan
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Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.




Tamar Isaak commented on March 30, 2013 1:00pm
Why delete! It's a great shot, and the hot pink (huh, typo spelled "Punk", which also works) is a great addition... True, it is different from what I see from you usually, but it's different in a good sense. :)
Eric Fan commented on March 30, 2013 1:04pm
Haha, thanks Tamar! Your kind comment has given it a stay of deletion for the time being. Much appreciated.
Geoffrey Agrons commented on March 30, 2013 1:07pm
I, too, call for a stay of execution (I'd wait for the Governor, but he never calls; he never writes). Also, if YOUR current crop of iPhone cases sells sluggishly, then the rest of us are, you know, DOOMED.
Tamar Isaak commented on March 30, 2013 1:09pm
Glad I could be of assistance! (Hey, if I did nothing today but make great art better known, it was a good day…)
Catspaws commented on March 30, 2013 1:11pm
i sympathise with the cynical route,eric :)but i think you should keep it !
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on March 30, 2013 1:33pm
I say, follow your heart... are you proud of this piece? Do you want to be known for this piece? Are sales what are truly important to you? Are you first an artist or the manufacturer of popular selling iPhone cases? It took me a while to answer these questions for myself, but in the end what is important is to be the BEST at what YOU do... and the public's money is not the only or the best indicator of your success. I know you'll do the right thing, Eric! ;-)
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on March 30, 2013 1:34pm
I promote your honesty!
Eric Fan commented on March 30, 2013 1:43pm
haha... I don't think it's going to sell anyway. I was just having a bit of fun. As far as art goes, sometimes I find it's good to experiment with images outside of your normal sensibilities. If nothing else it helps shake things up and keeps you from sliding into an aesthetic rut.
brenda erickson commented on March 30, 2013 1:47pm
I like it. I like pink, I like the look...but chasing sales is the sure way to find your creative muse drinking tea at Starbucks with that look that says 'why bother' and when you find her, at that table in the corner, alone, she stares off into the distance like she has never known you...
Geoffrey Agrons commented on March 30, 2013 1:50pm
This interesting thread now has my rapt attention.
Eric Fan commented on March 30, 2013 1:51pm
If nothing else this is inspiring some of the most interesting and thought-provoking comments I've ever gotten. It was worth it! :)
Eric Fan commented on March 30, 2013 1:51pm
You beat me to it, Geoffrey.
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on March 30, 2013 2:00pm
Oh Yeah. For a while I thought you could go halfway. I realize now that desperation is desperation... there is no halfway... ultimately you either make pink glitter Biebers or what you truly care about. Your art is what you are.
Eric Fan commented on March 30, 2013 2:10pm
I hear you Wayne... and you're right. If I was utterly ashamed of this I probably wouldn't have posted it, but I kinda like it. I like to stay loose and not get too grave about what I'm doing. It's also given me an idea for a steampunk Hal 9000. :P

I do admire your seriousness though.
Skye Zambrana commented on March 30, 2013 2:14pm
I'm digging this version too! LOL @ pink glittered Biebers...
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on March 30, 2013 2:16pm
I'm Mr. Extreme... I know that. Looking forward to steampunk Hal 9000 and the potential appreciation by others that desperation is like pregnancy... there is no "a little pregnant." ;-)
Eric Fan commented on March 30, 2013 2:16pm
haha
Monica Gifford commented on March 30, 2013 7:04pm
I don't think there's anything wrong with experimenting with different styles/techniques from time to time, as long as you are proud of the end result.
Josh Franke commented on March 30, 2013 7:09pm
groovy work
Terry Fan commented on March 30, 2013 9:48pm
What's with all the hang-wringing? I really dig it, nice work. :)
Catspaws commented on March 31, 2013 12:44am
perhaps you should put up some glittery pink ones to provoke further interesting debate :)
Judith Clay commented on March 31, 2013 1:13am
It's GREAT, Eric, and I love the vintage look!
gwenola de muralt commented on March 31, 2013 2:52am
so lovely!
Eric Fan commented on March 31, 2013 4:28am
thanks Skye, Monica, j.franke, Terry, catspaws, Judith, and gwenola!

haha... great idea catspaws! ;)
Budi Satria Kwan commented on March 31, 2013 6:29am
I was in this general elective class once. The class was called "Drawing". I joined the class expecting drawing anatomy, scenery, or simply fruits on the table. The first few lessons were easy. Perspective, still life. Then everything turned 180 degree. We were told to make drawing using masking tapes, using stamp and ink, making sculpture with makeshift. The thing went on for the rest of the semester. It was like kindergarten all over again. The closest we were to "real" art material was charcoal.

The actual purpose of the class was not about teaching how to draw. It was about seeing things in different perspective by being able to let go the conventional value of "good drawing". It forced you to abandon your pencil, ink, brush and every other tool you were comfortable with and replace them with thick, undefined materials that could barely be controlled. The more you tried to control the detail, the harder it became (imagine drawing a tree using masking tapes)

For a basic drawing class I thought the teaching was fundamental. To experiment is good. To let go the value of what is beautiful is good. It might not be your masterpiece, but to step out your usual style or the things that you do day to day is good regardless in which stage you are (novice or expert).

As the artist if you see beauty in this picture, what others think may not be relevant.

Off course that is artist talk, not illustrator and graphic designer way of thinking.
Budi Satria Kwan commented on March 31, 2013 6:30am
Anyway, this is so Warhol
Eric Fan commented on March 31, 2013 6:36am
Thanks Budi! Very interesting thoughts. :)
Kurt Rahn commented on March 31, 2013 7:19am
Awesome!
Judith Clay commented on March 31, 2013 7:20am
Ha-ha! And although there were all these doubts, you STILL made it on the front page!!!!!! Congrats!
Eric Fan commented on March 31, 2013 7:52am
Thanks Kurt!

Haha, Judith... perhaps they just liked the interesting discussion. :P
Judith Clay commented on March 31, 2013 8:00am
:-D
Catspaws commented on March 31, 2013 8:31am
judith took the words out of my laptop :)
Judith Clay commented on March 31, 2013 9:28am
Yes, I'm really good at that, catspaws :-D
The Modern Era commented on March 31, 2013 11:16am
Great picture
Ristastic commented on March 31, 2013 1:05pm
I'm loving the pink on pale pink of the laptop skin, think you should do a separate color version like that.
Amelia Senville commented on March 31, 2013 4:58pm
I love your normal style, but have to say this pretty nice! yeah, it may be pandering a bit, but look at it like a clothing designer who might do their most high end personal & expressive work for a runway show & then do simplified & more crowd pleasing designs to sell in the regular stores (sorry, I have watched too much project runway). Hope that analogy wasn't too horrible, but I think you get the point. As long as you are still able to do the work you love, then it should work out.
Rainey's View commented on April 2, 2013 1:50pm
Nice work! This is very eye catching, Eric.
John Medbury (LAZY J Studios) commented on April 7, 2013 3:52am
Personally I say I love the variation, mix it up and maybe even make a sale or two lol. Congrats on creating the catalyst for a great exchange of view and opinions ;)
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