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Old 01-09-2002, 05:28 AM
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Some good stuff here.
I never was good at creating original art, unless I was given an assignment.
However, I used to draw all the time, until I got a computer.
Here's something that I started, but quit working on. The interesting thing about this is that, it was done upside down. Meaning, I turned the photo upside down, and worked upside down on the drawing. The technique is from the book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" (cool book). I would flip back and forth as I worked on blending and drawing. You can see that the drawing is in different stages of completion. (The photo is of my much younger sister).
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Old 01-09-2002, 08:41 AM
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WOW!! That's VERY impressive Vikki! Your restoration work is wonderful - and you can DRAW too!!
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Old 01-09-2002, 09:42 AM
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That's fantastic!! Guess that work upside down theory works. Have to check out that book.
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Old 01-09-2002, 01:53 PM
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Vicki -- that drawing is absolutely beautiful. On my best day with a pencil and paper drawing, I couldn't do that, nevermind on a computer. Thanks for the tip about turning the photo upside down. I'd never heard of that.

Tom -- thanks for your compliments about my submission.

DJ -- Thanks also for your compliments and for your offer to help me learn Photoshop. I'm nowhere near the point that I could ask a question. Right now, I just play around with it, get crazy, and go back to PSP

Kathleen -- Thank you as well. Yes I did make a dollhouse from a kit. It's very small. I didn't electrify it, and it still took me two years to complete.

I'll be back when I can, and hopefully with something I've done in PS.
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Old 01-09-2002, 02:39 PM
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Wow, Vikki, that drawing is awesome! It reminds me of the one you have on your web site of the little girl with the pony tail on top of her head. I downloaded that one some time back and really admire it.
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Old 01-09-2002, 03:58 PM
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Thanks everyone. I started out using a computer to draw....(Geoworks) somehow it evolved into photo restoration.
About the book: You would be amazed at the artist you are, if you tried the techniques in this book. The whole theory is that we have preconceived ideas of how things look, which prevents us from drawing what we actually see. You don't need the book to try it, but the book has a lot of before and after examples that are very impressive.
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Old 01-09-2002, 04:15 PM
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Sounds like the same principal as making squares on a picture and drawing only what you see in each square. For the same reason you stated about having preconcieved ideas about how a face should look for example. It's the same principal when you see children draw and color. Things are solid colors vs shades of light and dark or the eyes will wind up on the top of the forehead. To a child eyes are at the top of a face so that's where they put them. I think we carry these ideas into adult hood unless taught otherwise.
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Old 01-09-2002, 04:39 PM
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we have preconceived ideas of how things look, which prevents us from drawing what we actually see
Vikki - that is SO true. I'm sure too that a lot of people get put off drawing at school - because they're not "natural" they think they can't and give up. Whereas in fact with the right teacher, I believe everyone could draw.

But even in art school you don't get taught how to draw any more. I think it's a great shame.
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Old 01-09-2002, 05:19 PM
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vikki,

its beautiful. and so is your sister.
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Old 02-05-2002, 09:17 AM
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From Scratch Images - Dabbler and Painter

Hi!

I'm new here, in fact this is my first post I've tried and I'm not too sure how to post to this gallery, but I'm sure I'll learn.

I have a number of images done in Dabbler and Painter (from scratch.) I don't know if I have any done in Photoshop.

Ah hah!

I suppose I just attach one or more of my files to this post!(??)

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