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How about this ladies and gentlemen?

Send me a Large (1000x1000 pixels or more) HIGH RESOLUTION picture of you and your Vespa together somewhere along your travels. I will render it up for free and send you a digital file of the image for you to do with as you please. I want to show you what I'm about, I want to hustle my art, get myself out there. I am offering a one time, first come first serve custom illustration in hopes of promoting my work. You submission must meet the image guidelines above.

Please send inquires to potterf2@gmail.com

-William Potterf Jr.
Illustrator/Sculptor/Vintage Vespa Enthusiast

I will post the selected illustration here once it is finished.

For any future inquiries please refer to my classified ad:
[topic105591]

Or visit my website:
http://potterf.wordpress.com

Ok everyone, I will be illustrating gogogordy's scoot and posting it here within the next 24 hours.

I have been busy with some other drawings and only got to the halfway point with gogogordy's scooter illustration today. I will post the finished colored illustration tomorrow. Until then here is a little sneak peak.

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*For any future inquires please visit my website for more information.*
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So the one time free illustration is finished. Any further inquiries $25 dollars paypal. I also offer them to be printed on many different formats for an additional cost.

Please refer to my website if interested.
http://www.potterf.wordpress.com

Here is MV member gogogordy's finished Vespa illustration:

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SPREAD THE WORD

-William Potterf Jr.
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The finished product you showed looked like it was in motion. I really like it.
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Thank you. I stretched the photo a little in aims of making it panoramic-ish.
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Alright everyone. I haven't been getting many inquires about my illustrations. I am willing to drop the price down to temporarily $15.00 for a custom illustration. Get at me please!
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Need I mention that all proceeds will be paying for my registration at MMI. Tuition will be another story (loans). Plan to go out there by this summer or next fall and learn how to work on bikes as a pro!
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Have you researched MMI, along with job prospects upon graduation?
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For evaluation, I would like to see the original image, unstretched, please.
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My Illustration Process
I start with this.
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Draw out all the contours.
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Color the image.
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These illustrations usually take anywhere from 1-3 hours, done completely by hand with a wacom tablet and computer software. They are also much larger than the shrunk down message board sized images you see here.

*Please Note: For this particular illustration I decided to stretch it a bit for a panoramic-ish size. This piece was also free so I was not about to draw all the landscape.

-William Potterf Jr.
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Thank you. I see your intention to make this scene appear more dramatic and dynamic. Mission accomplished!
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Nice work, I like the panoramic frame, and I think it was a good decision to present the illustration in this format, but I'm not convinced that distorting the source photo is the best way to achieve it. Whilst a little distortion can add dynamism and evoke speed and movement, I think that heavy distortion creates a problem for the eyes, which naturally attempt to resolve the image back to its proper dimensions.

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Perhaps if the road was extended to fill the wide frame, and the scooter rider remained un-stretched, it would make for a better composition? I made a quick edit of your image, I hope that's ok. All in the spirit of constructive criticism. Good luck with your project

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Apologies to Ironfoot for editing his last post, at the request of wp2illustrations. While I acknowledge wp2illustrations's right to specify the terms, if any, under which derivative works of his art may be made, I believe that a case could be made for artistic criticism being fair use.

I edited the post anyway, because I don't want to argue about it.

As a fellow visual artist (in my case, video) I agree with Ironfoot. Framing a shot using negative space to imply motion is much better aesthetically than stretching it as if it were the Enterprise going to warp speed. Unless that kind of surrealism is what the artist was going for, that is.
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I certainly encourage constructive criticism! I do not enjoy others altering my work without asking permission. That was the issue at hand here. No hard feelings.
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No worries. You could've asked me personally to remove the edited image, I'd have been happy to take it down myself.

For anyone wondering what has happened here:
In order to help explain the points I made in my post, I had posted a low resolution edit of wp2's black and white illustration, which showed an undistorted scooterist in more life-like proportions, and with the empty road continuing out to the right of the picture. This was the image that ianp removed.
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Currently working on my first paying customer's illustration since I started back from my 2 year hiatus from commissioned drawings. I will be sure to post the final product when I am finished. I always get excited when I have clients from other countries! Can't wait for my work to be in Belgium!
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Here is MV member Sleeper's completed illustration.

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I am still offering my digital illustration services for $25 via paypal.

You can view my portfolio at http://www.potterf.wordpress.com

You can contact me with any inquiries at potterf2@gmail.com
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Very nice, i like the way the vespa pops out
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Nice side stand
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