Sharp Focus by ZodiarkDarkja
ZodiarkDarkja

Sharp Focus

by ZodiarkDarkja in Sketches

Damn! Aren't street lamps surreal or what!
Title: Sharp Focus

The sketch is meant to be minimal and has the street lamp in focus only (hence the lack of details on all the background scene). Thus, the name Sharp Focus
Created this recently, finished it the last weekend ( in 1 hour ) . I took the old approach with this one (of smooth shading) instead of cross-hatching. As, to me cross hatching would'nt have looked so good on the metallic surface of the street lamp, I wanted to show shine and I preferred smooth shading. After completing, something seemed missing, so I added a bird!

See this on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/110691827763571631843/posts/8csau4dGHXP

  • Comments:2 comments
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  • Submitted:Mar 15th, 2012
  • Resolution:592x800
  • Date Created:Mar 12th, 2012
  • Filesize:190 KB
  • Camera:u9000,S9000
  • Exposure:1/13
  • Aperture:f/3.9
  • Focal Length:7.25mm
  • ISO Speed:400
  • Flash Fired:Flash did not fire, compulsory
  • Software:Adobe Photoshop CS5
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  • Happyphotos

    Happyphotos

    Well done i like it! FAV

    May 3rd, 2012 Reply
    • ZodiarkDarkja

      ZodiarkDarkja

      thnx! !

      May 3rd, 2012 Reply
    • Happyphotos

      Happyphotos

      Dude,,did you like huggged me? :O

      May 3rd, 2012 Reply
    • ZodiarkDarkja

      ZodiarkDarkja

      hehe... everyone on Shadowness replies this way.... If u find it weird then sorry..

      May 3rd, 2012 Reply
    • Happyphotos

      Happyphotos

      I know. I wanted to test you. When people first see my username, they think am this dude or guy. And I thought it would be funny if i said "Due,,did you like hugged me?" to see if you actually knew. *sighs* Am sometimes weird. Haha. To be honest with you though I don't do hugging with guys on here. Have you visited my profile yet??

      May 3rd, 2012 Reply
    • ZodiarkDarkja

      ZodiarkDarkja

      heheh lolz.......yeah i noticed your profile! And the artworks are quite nice.....I too found it beyond 'polite' that everyone hugged in here..but too much of shadowness eventually changed me.... and from your name, it guess that your'e a girl? (Aisha is a girl's name...right?)

      May 3rd, 2012 Reply
    • Happyphotos

      Happyphotos

      Of course! haha no guy ever can have that name. Jamie and Tom is the only names both sexes can share. Oh and Daniel. That's true i enjoy the friendlyness of this shadowness community. The first time i came i was shock to see so many welcomes from random users. So many followers before i even upload a picture.

      May 3rd, 2012 Reply
    • ZodiarkDarkja

      ZodiarkDarkja

      Lolz...but i didnt know that Tom s a girl's name too.....heh kinda weird....Hmm yeah, Shadowness is very friendly. I was on deviantArt before this. But, that is abit oo community oriented (i mena that no one looks at the art, the more u chat, the more popular) .... I do agree that meeting new ppl is essential to observe and let others observe u...but dA takes that to new levels...doesnt it? ..... I'm also very happy to see that the staff is very interactive and helpful here!

      May 3rd, 2012 Reply
    • Happyphotos

      Happyphotos

      I am not so sure how it goes in DevientArt. i have an account there now. I use to join it but noone commented. So you are probably right. You just have to friend up people to actually get them to notice your work lol. Is that what you are doing now?

      May 4th, 2012 Reply
    • ZodiarkDarkja

      ZodiarkDarkja

      yeah..same happened to me..If u visit their 'help' and 'tutorial' pages, everyone mentions that your must comment comment and comment... And i did that 9about 4000+ comments, 5000+ favs......ans was regular in their forums and chat-rooms) and got only 150+ friends..............dA doesnt look at art..as I know many ppl who have uploaded nothing and got a million views....and a thousand favs on a few unfinished cartoonish doodles......but Shadowness seems reliable, and more 'quality' oriented...

      May 4th, 2012 Reply
    • Happyphotos

      Happyphotos

      You did 4000 comments? 5000 favs? You were actually counting huh? haha. Yeah well you know better than me in this case because I can't really remember how life was in DevientArt.

      May 4th, 2012 Reply
    • Happyphotos

      Happyphotos

      Tom isn't a girl name by the way -_- i don't know about that one. I guess its only Jamie and Daniel.

      May 4th, 2012 Reply
    • ZodiarkDarkja

      ZodiarkDarkja

      nah....But the status bar (or whatever that is) counts them...so thats why.... dA seems very attractive at first..but then u realize.... that 'n00bs get more attention' ( Not that I dislike any kind of art, but 'n00b' are specifically those who upload just a few lines in Ms Paint, or their 'party' photos..and call that art...) dA gets pretty annoying afterwards...(and there is also a problem of trolls on dA).. hmm..there's also a great art community on Google+ too, search for DailyFineArtThemes and DailyPhotographyThemes on G+, and you'll find the 'art community' ..

      May 4th, 2012 Reply
    • Happyphotos

      Happyphotos

      LOL! Are you signed up for these communities?

      May 4th, 2012 Reply
    • ZodiarkDarkja

      ZodiarkDarkja

      hmmm yeah..... I actively take part in one!

      May 5th, 2012 Reply
    • Happyphotos

      Happyphotos

      Which one are you most active???

      May 5th, 2012 Reply
    • ZodiarkDarkja

      ZodiarkDarkja

      DAilyFineArtThemes..... I am one of the moderators..... I moderate anime/manga submissions by artists...

      May 5th, 2012 Reply
    • Happyphotos

      Happyphotos

      Wow that was a quick reply o.o lol! you are one of the Moderators? That is increbible. How do you feel? How do you moderate? How does this thing work?

      May 5th, 2012 Reply
    • ZodiarkDarkja

      ZodiarkDarkja

      Thnx! ...hmm well on Google+ you just upload an image and tag it with relevant tags. e.g for digitalart I would tag #DigitalArtsaturday sponsored by #nameofthemoderator/sponsor ......... There are specific theme days.. Mine's on Sunday......

      May 5th, 2012 Reply
    • Happyphotos
    • ZodiarkDarkja

      ZodiarkDarkja

      Yup! this is it....You just have to have a google+ account......... DailyFineArtThemes is like a brand page ....like pages on Facebook....

      May 5th, 2012 Reply
    • Happyphotos

      Happyphotos

      Ohh. I see. Then that's fine. I already have an account. Thanks Zodiark (:

      May 5th, 2012 Reply
    • ZodiarkDarkja

      ZodiarkDarkja

      cool! See you soon on G+ .... if thats fine with you ...

      May 5th, 2012 Reply
    • Happyphotos

      Happyphotos

      Yeah sure. I can actually tell you now. What is your username?

      May 5th, 2012 Reply
    • ZodiarkDarkja

      ZodiarkDarkja

      Ibrar Yunus (ofcourse!)

      May 5th, 2012 Reply
    • Happyphotos

      Happyphotos

      I will try and find you there.

      May 5th, 2012 Reply
    • ZodiarkDarkja

      ZodiarkDarkja

      cool!

      May 5th, 2012 Reply
    • Happyphotos

      Happyphotos

      Yunus Ibrahim right? :D

      May 5th, 2012 Reply
    • ZodiarkDarkja

      ZodiarkDarkja

      nope.... just Ibrar Yunus

      May 6th, 2012 Reply
    • Happyphotos

      Happyphotos

      I can't find you lol

      May 6th, 2012 Reply
    • ZodiarkDarkja

      ZodiarkDarkja

      here https://plus.google.com/110691827763571631843 .... add if you want to.... I like to friend creative and artistic people...

      May 6th, 2012 Reply
    • Happyphotos

      Happyphotos

      Okie dokie :D

      May 6th, 2012 Reply
    • ZodiarkDarkja

      ZodiarkDarkja

      thnx!

      May 7th, 2012 Reply