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75roses
Can you take another one from me

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Lorraine



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Registered: September 2001
Location: Flemington, NJ
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Actually, I've named this one "Victorian Roses."

Drew the roses, leaves and vase freehand in black and white on transparent layers.

Used a lot of smudging leaving certain areas transparent for highlighting. Got lazy and copied, transformed and rotated some of the leaves to create other leaves.

Colorized roses and leaves on color blend layers.

Used the rectangular and elliptical selection tools to create wallpaper, wainscoating and table. Used floodfills and bevel effects along with freehand enhancements to those elements.

Merged layers, resized and cropped original to post here. The original (8 x 10) has been printed on watercolor paper and is now framed.

After 20 years of neglecting drawing and painting, I've forgotten how much fun it can be. Now I'm back into digitally, and you, are the unfortunate audience. LOL!!!!

At this time, I really want to thank everyone here for all the knowledge I've gained as well as the inspiration to get back into artwork. Thank you all so much!!!!


· Date: 2/26/2003 · Views: 4913 · Filesize: 37.5kb · Dimensions: 436 x 597 ·
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angue

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Registered: July 2002
Location: New York
Posts: 176
2/26/2003 7:33pm

What a wonderful drawing. I love especially the frosted glass vase. Isn't it amazing how a nudge from Doug can bring out everybody's talent?

Tony

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d_kendal

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Registered: February 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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2/26/2003 9:55pm

WOW!!! that's an amazing job you've done Lorraine, I love the shading you got on the flowers and leaves - it's very lifelike looking. hey, we're definitely the *fortunate* audience, can't wait to see what else you come up with

- David
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pjb

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Registered: August 2002
Location: Casselberry, Florida
Posts: 74
2/26/2003 10:42pm

Excellent work. Love the colors. Looks like it came out of your garden. David is right we are the fortunate audience.

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Nick Carter

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Registered: March 2002
Location: Leichhardt, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 12
2/26/2003 11:17pm

Beautiful work Lorraine, I've learnt a lot looking at it, but you appear to have the top and bottom of the vase on the same plane, it thows out the connection to the table.
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pstewart

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Registered: July 2002
Location: Chicago suburb
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2/27/2003 2:03am

Wow! The flowers are just beautiful, and the background and vase are excellent. Please do more paintings!

Phyllis
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LQQKER

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Registered: June 2002
Location: Moon, Southwestern Tycho
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2/27/2003 8:05am

Excellent drawing Lorraine. The flowers are beautiful and shading is also done well. The top and bottom portion of the vase should have a curve (more on the bottom) to give the illusion that the mid-point (probably flower stem area) is eye level.



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TwinbNJ

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Registered: February 2003
Location: NJ
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2/27/2003 10:02am

Love it! This is a very attractive painting. The color and balance is perfect. Have to agree with above posts -- would enjoy seeing more of your work!

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Lorraine

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Registered: September 2001
Location: Flemington, NJ
Posts: 219
2/27/2003 2:53pm

Hi all and so many thanks for your comments. You all are too kind, but I love it

Nick and LQQKER, I've taken note of the suggestions you've made.
They help greatly, especially since I've only gone back to this after so many years and have forgotten some of the rules for perspective.

Also, I did this with the intent of printing it, and the colors you see here are not what is printing out. The overall result is much more muted.
So, I have to be careful to avoid muddy looking shadows, etc. But I did redo the bottom of the vase to add a dark shadow where it meets the table, and that looks much better.

Thank goodness for layers and the fact that things can be redone so easily.

Thanks again, everyone. If I get another successful drawing, I'll definitely post it.

Lorraine



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2/27/2003 7:55pm

wow! what incredible detail! I wish I could draw this well. I do agree with the vase thing but heck,I cant even draw a vase half that good!
great job! I hope they post more challeges like this one!
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Lorraine

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Registered: September 2001
Location: Flemington, NJ
Posts: 219
2/28/2003 5:45pm

LOL and thanks jusmybbnme -- I really like your name too

I agree, the drawing challenge is so much fun. I didn't think I'd even submit one, but now I'm hooked and I've got two up here.

I've been reworking my original to get the highlighting higher on the vase. It's so helpful to have professional eyes looking at your work. That's the really great part about RetouchPRO. Welcome and I hope to see more of your work.

Lorraine

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Janet Petty

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Registered: January 2004
Location: Mid-South
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2/26/2004 2:16pm

I think your art is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us. What inspiration!

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pjb

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7/18/2004 5:44pm

That is so life like. Outstanding, wonderful work. You are very talented.

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