the guys at outofthisswirled have a lot of learning to do. Those swirls are terrible in their gallery. They're too "liney" and not "swirly"..... they need to stop dragging the bodies across the water and lower it straight down.
Compare Steve Vai's swirl on the cover of PAW to these and you'll see what I mean. Maybe some of you think it's cool but they look like crud to me..... well maybe that's just me then, I dunno.
EDIT: They're not all like this, some are good, but all of the ones in the For Sale tab are utter shiite apart from the red and black one with the burst on the edge.... that's pretty sweet. And a lot in the gallery are not too flash either.
Swirling is a technique,you doun't turn a technique into something you want,that'd be another technique.
Off course just like any technique it has variations but when a variation differs too much,it's a different technique.
When somebody says he's going to paint horizontal lines but paint vertical,you'd say he is wrong.
I'm not talking about personal tastes like if we like or not a swirl.
The matter is a swirl is a swirl,if you do it in a different way ,it isn't a swirl anymore.
Some people say there are some different types of swirl.
Swirl is a swirl,if someone did a different swirl,well it's not a swirl,it's a different technique.
I bend my strings with my ear so you should call it ear bend cause bend is other thing.