Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Karim M.


Hello, my name is Karim M. I am in the 8th grade at ACS Abu Dhabi, originally from Lebanon. I like very detailed art and abstract art like northern lights by Douglas Coupland. I am currently working on replicating the Starry Night by, Vincent Van Gogh. I like the style of Van Gogh’s pieces, abstract and detailed, that is why I choose the piece to replicate. I like other artists like Douglas Coupland, as mentioned earlier, for his abstract work. Van Gogh, Salvador Dali, are other artists that have done numerous pieces of abstract and detailed work and I admire them because of that. This was my first attempt on using acrylic paint to do any sort of replicating. in the past, I have always been a custom to graphite on paper media in re-creating art. Abu Dhabi is about to release their own louvre in Abu Dhabi, which shows that Abu Dhabi is starting to lean towards the artistic side of life.

Link to original painting:
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/the-starry-night/bgEuwDxel93-Pg?projectId=art-project


30 comments:

  1. Your painting is very good, you are doing a good job at recreating the piece. I really like how you used a mixture of colours, they really make it look vibrant and it really stands out. It is very appealing to the eye. You seem to have a good knowledge in art, and I hope you continue to create such good pieces.

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    1. Thanks Ferdinand,

      I appreciate your comment and I appreciate how you were able to notice my efforts in the painting and what I should keep on doing.
      I am very curious to see what will be posted on your blog and what you are doing.

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  2. You made have made a very good job on copying that artwork. I really like how you chose a wide variety of shades of blue to make the artwork stand out. Good Job!

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  3. Hi Karim, your painting looks very nice and looks a lot like the original one. I like how there are some really dark parts as well as light parts that stand out a lot and make the painting very nice to look at. Although the original piece is a bit more detailed, your one still looks very nice.

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    1. Thanks Elliot!

      I agree with you that the original is more detailed, however I feel that Van Gogh because he used a different media, oil pastel, he was able to create all the small details, and I was restricted to acrylic.

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  4. Hi Karim, I agree with Ferdinand and Elliot. It is very evident that this piece looks very similar to the original artwork. You have made good use of different artistic techniques such as contrast, and use of vibrant colours. This artwork really captured my attention, and I really look forward to seeing more of your artworks!

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    1. Thanks Aditya!

      I really appreciate the fact that you noticed my contrast and artistic techniques.
      I look forward to viewing your own blog and start commenting there.

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  6. I find this very interesting because there is lots of detail and the painting is very exact and very similar to the original. The colors are matched very well to the actual painting and there is good attention to detail. Well done.

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    1. Thanks Anisha!

      Thanks for all the feedback!

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  7. Hi, I really like your painting, it's very close to the original. The colors are very accurate and look very nice. 1 tip to improve on though, is the tree in the middle, the brown one should be a little more to the left like the original as it makes the night sky clearer in a way. It leaves space to look at the sky. :)

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    1. Thanks Aristote!

      The reason why the tree looks like it is more in the middle is because that the canvas that I received was wider than the original, the original is more square like when I received somewhat a rectangular.

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  8. Hi Karim! I really really love your artwork. It is amazing! When I first saw it, I directly knew it was "The Starry Night" by Vincent Van Gogh. I like how you used a lot of different types of blue to make it stand out. To make your artwork even better you could use a smaller brush to make the lines more detailed. Really Good Job!!!

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    1. Thanks Dewi!

      I actually attempted on making smaller brush strokes to make it more similar to the painting, but I was not able to because the majority of the brushes were beefy and not thin.

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  9. Hi Karim, I agree with all the comments before me. I like how you managed to replicate most of the colours in the original painting, and you used a lot of sophisticated techniques to re-create this. To make this even better, I think you could look closely at the colour variations and the amount of buildings in the painting. Great attempt :)!

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    1. Thanks Prarthana!

      The houses was the hardest part for me to create from the whole painting because there were so many different houses, so what I did was try to replicate the shape of houses and try to fill in as much space as possible.

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  10. Karim, I love your work! It shows how much time and effort you put into it.

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  11. Hi Karim, My name is Mia and I am from United world College of Singapore.
    I really like your artwork because it is so unique. This caught my eye because of the way you drew the sky. It is so detailed with all the colours and the way your brush stroke goes. I like the different colour mixtures in the sun and the sky and the wind ( I think that is the wind). And it looks just like the original! Great Work :)

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    1. Thanks Mia!

      I appreciate that you noticed the sky, I put so much time into that.

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  12. Hi Karmin, I really found your work very interesting and very unique as you use different types of line work and you use a good range of colour.

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  13. Hi Karmin, I really found your work very interesting and very unique as you use different types of line work and you use a good range of colour.

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  14. Hi Karim, my name is Su Yen and I study at United World College in Singapore. I really like your work because it looks so much like the original painting. It caught my eye because you used a lot of colour and because it looked a lot like the original. I think that the detail is amazing and that you must have taken a lot of time and hard work to paint it. Great job! :)

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    1. Thanks Su Yen!

      Thanks for noticing how I used a lot of different mixtures of colors!

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  15. Hey Karim, I'm Milou and I go to UWC Singapore, I decided to comment on your post because your painting really caught my eye! The colours are so nicely blended and smoothly transitioned into other colours. There are some parts which are very detailed which I think is really great. Great job!

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    1. Thanks Milou!

      Thanks for noticing how I blended the colors from darker to lighter smoothly.
      I appreciate a lot!

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  16. Hi Karim, I am Olivia and I got to UWCSEA in Singapore. Your painting really stood out because of your good use of colours, detail and blending. I also love the way you used detail while drawing the buildings. Great Work!

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  17. Hi Karim, I am Olivia and I got to UWCSEA in Singapore. Your painting really stood out because of your good use of colours, detail and blending. I also love the way you used detail while drawing the buildings. Great Work!

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