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Old 05-15-2006, 05:19 PM
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This is just a reminder of the rules that this is a digital contest

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This month the challenge is to turn the provided photo into a digital graphite pencil (grey tones not color) sketch on white paper
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Old 05-15-2006, 06:54 PM
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CathyH & Kraellin

You got some color sneaking through…

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This month the challenge is to turn the provided photo into a digital graphite pencil (grey tones not color) sketch on white paper.
Update: Color has been removed from both entries

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Old 05-15-2006, 07:42 PM
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I saved mine as a 256 color greyscale.

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CathyH & Kraellin

You got some color sneaking through…
An underused feature of JPEGs, but it also cuts down on the size. At least I concured with the rules T.
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Old 05-15-2006, 07:59 PM
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good suggestion lkroll, I'll at least desaturate it again.
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Old 05-15-2006, 10:20 PM
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thanks T

new version is up.

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Old 05-16-2006, 10:26 AM
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Try this and see. Add noise to the image. It's one way to simulate surface texture of drawing paper. It will also break up the image and make it look less photorealistic.

I've updated my entry. My husband just bought me a wacom tablet and I redid my entry to get the feel of the pen in my hand. It also gave me a chance to sort and simplify the steps that I used.
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Old 05-16-2006, 04:06 PM
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that was fun! Inspired to make a new brush!
Now this is a sketch. Maybe I might get third place this time.
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Old 05-16-2006, 11:10 PM
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This contest would be difficult to do without a wacom or other tablet, but I'd like to see a convincing solution that doesn't use a tablet. I would have thought the lightness channel in LAB would work best, but I had better luck with desat then a levels move in RGB. After that, I used the Artistic>colored pencil filter on crosshatch for the underdrawing...I have a few custom brushes based on greyscale versions of my pens and washes, but they didn't quite work here. I modified a charcoal brush that I'd built a few years ago for the pencil strokes. I work fast, making many strokes, then dodging back the midtones and shadows to keep it from getting too blotchy in the transition areas.
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Old 05-17-2006, 01:28 AM
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ok, my next version is going to be one where i took the hard copy print and pasted it over my monitor. i then digitally traced the image directly in the computer with the computer and software (i'm such a trouble maker )

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Old 05-17-2006, 01:38 AM
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(i'm such a trouble maker )
You say that like it's a good thing.
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