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Old 04-19-2011, 07:12 AM
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Re: Mar-Apr 2011 Contest Discussion

One thing I thought might be nice is to see the composition image before it was painted.
Could be used as a way to help with the voting. Or possible to have 2 winners.
Thanks for the comments, Tony and Nasturtium.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:35 AM
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Re: Mar-Apr 2011 Contest Discussion

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One thing I thought might be nice is to see the composition image before it was painted.
Could be used as a way to help with the voting. Or possible to have 2 winners.
Thanks for the comments, Tony and Nasturtium.
You're more than welcome.

I agree - it would be nice to see the composite before painting so I've made an image of the five layers I used and attached it to my previous comment.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:12 PM
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Re: Mar-Apr 2011 Contest Discussion

Well, this way has helped me choose in a large and expert field. I guess you'd say it's by process of elimination. I decided any artist who would sucessfully complete the assignment for the intended customer would need a rudimentary understanding of perspective. The scene as we were given was in proper perspective, eg, tile floors, tables, architecture. Okay. Therefore, the extra ingredients to be harmonious would be, also, no?

1st, the field of 15laid out and I used PS Window>Arrange>match zoom & location with the zooms all on the cups. Easy to eliminate any cup out of perspective. After that, the remainders were screened for the progressive size of the flowers, whichever is approprate to the tables. More eliminated.
Then I just continued through the cats, and this was a pure judgement call on my part. Love cats, no problem with the perspective (just mine, ha-ha).

Cats were followed by the final selection based on the quality of light as this was to be an AM scene. Final placement shuffle, done.

I realize this sounds so-o-o anal retentive, but hey, I lost myself in this work for a whole evening & enjoyed myself!
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:10 PM
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Re: Mar-Apr 2011 Contest Discussion

Just wanted to say thanks for having the contests, and to recommend them to anybody who wants to learn and improve. I'm a little embarrased to admit some of the things which I should have known and now appreciate better (like, um, making use of nondestructive techniques?). Thanks again.
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:21 AM
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Re: Mar-Apr 2011 Contest Discussion

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Well, this way has helped me choose in a large and expert field. I guess you'd say it's by process of elimination. I decided any artist who would sucessfully complete the assignment for the intended customer would need a rudimentary understanding of perspective. The scene as we were given was in proper perspective, eg, tile floors, tables, architecture. Okay. Therefore, the extra ingredients to be harmonious would be, also, no?

1st, the field of 15laid out and I used PS Window>Arrange>match zoom & location with the zooms all on the cups. Easy to eliminate any cup out of perspective. After that, the remainders were screened for the progressive size of the flowers, whichever is approprate to the tables. More eliminated.
Then I just continued through the cats, and this was a pure judgement call on my part. Love cats, no problem with the perspective (just mine, ha-ha).

Cats were followed by the final selection based on the quality of light as this was to be an AM scene. Final placement shuffle, done.

I realize this sounds so-o-o anal retentive, but hey, I lost myself in this work for a whole evening & enjoyed myself!
Funny how different things gave us pause for thought mine was the light, i felt it should be removed or at least the light made white ! ! !

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Old 05-06-2011, 12:18 PM
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Re: Mar-Apr 2011 Contest Discussion

No contest for May and the results for the last contest will be delayed a bit. I am still without Internet access at home due to storm damage. I’ll update everything when I get back online (hopefully soon!) Thanks for your patience!

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Old 05-27-2011, 11:35 AM
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Re: Mar-Apr 2011 Contest Discussion

I'm back! Updates to follow soon.
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:02 PM
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Re: Mar-Apr 2011 Contest Discussion

Excellent job everyone! You should be proud of your simply stunning results.

Prize: PostworkShop Pro Edition, donated by Xycod

And the winner is....LonK!


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LonK - 28
Joeven - 25
Palms - 22
Loona - 18
dkcoats - 16
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:41 PM
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Re: Mar-Apr 2011 Contest Discussion

Congratulations Lonk.
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:34 PM
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Re: Mar-Apr 2011 Contest Discussion

congratulations Lonk and to all who joined in, great entries by all
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TPaul hope all is better for you now

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