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Old 04-21-2007, 08:38 AM
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Re: Apr 07 Contest Discussion

Thank you, Swampy.
In this project you
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...Solid brush strokes, heavy application of paint, no white spaces. Large blocks of color are also part of the style...
& Rembrandt helped me a lot.
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Old 04-22-2007, 01:45 PM
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masterful! i love it
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Old 04-22-2007, 03:06 PM
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Do I have any volunteers for putting a viewing album together for voting?
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Old 04-24-2007, 05:17 AM
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You can view the entries in this temporary web album.
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Old 04-30-2007, 09:24 PM
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Congratulations go to LonK!

Top 5
1. LonK - 52
2. TPaul - 33
3. Lorraine - 30
4. dkcoats - 17
5. NorthernShadow - 16
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Old 04-30-2007, 09:37 PM
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Re: Apr 07 Contest Discussion

From the photographer:

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My top five - that was hard to pick, but in order of choice:

These first two really shine - stand out above the rest in my opinion:

1) LonK
2) CathyH
3) TPaul
4) woodenbender
5) Cassidy2

Many of these five emulate my own personal style, which is probably why I love them so much. The others are good, and they would probably all make wonderful prints.

I enjoyed that a great deal Thank you so much for sharing the results with me.
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:14 AM
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Congrats Lonk, well done. Didn't get a chance to vote, days just passed so quickly. So many great entries can't believe it's May already, what happened to April?
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:01 AM
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Congratulations LonK. A beautiful job!!!

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Old 05-01-2007, 08:28 AM
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Congratulations LonK!
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Old 05-01-2007, 02:26 PM
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Re: Apr 07 Contest Discussion

I'm flattered and honored. Many thanks to all the great folks at RP, the talented artists who entered this contest and especially those who voted for my entry. What a great prize, too.

It just goes to show that even a rank amateur like me, who uses a older, simple image editor (PhotoImpact 8), can occasionally create something of interest.

I made at least a dozen mockups with different backgrounds and bodies (clothing/pose) for the girl. I've attached the primary elements finally used.
1. A photorealistic illustration of an Italian villa courtyard (A Poser scene).
2. A photo of my Great-aunt, circa 1902. I borrowed (and colorized) her dress.

I was comfortable with my choices since the contest criteria was to mimic the "style" of the masters, not necessarily the time and location. To me this meant I should concentrate on the staging and lighting that might be expected.

Once I assembled the composition, I did quite a bit of PWL for lighting style and congruity. I made several masked passes with Impressionist (#djrOil24) for the major painterly rendering and followed with some detail brushing/smudging.

This was a lot of fun!
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