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PHOTO ART: Mini-Challenge #32 - Bambi

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Old 09-30-2002, 05:00 PM
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PHOTO ART: Mini-Challenge #32 - Bambi

FIRST MINI-CHALLENGE?
See below for "Information and Guidelines."

Here’s another “mini-challenge” to play with in the Photo-based Art category until the next offical challenge is posted here.

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PHOTO ART: Mini-Challenge #32 - Bambi

This one caught my eye. (OK... How about a collective "Ohhhhh....") I'm sure you'll do some wonderful things with it.

Good luck and have fun.

~DannyR~

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INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES

Unlike “official challenges” for this forum which can be found here, this one will be self-contained within this thread. It is intended as an opportunity to engage in this artform until the next official challenge is posted.

The rules are more-or-less the same:
* It’s a challenge, not a contest -- intended to provide opportunities to experiment, share methods and/or techniques and, most importantly, have FUN.
* Everyone who participates is a winner.
* There’s no expiration date.

GUIDELINES:
1. Use any method, application(s), style(s) you like:
. * Convert to sketch, grayscale, abstract, watercolor, oil painting, pen-and-ink, Conte crayon, impasto, van Gogh or any style of your choosing
. * Add elements from other images (collage) or replace the background
. * Hand painting? Tracing? Freehand? You bet. Always appreciate entries of this nature.
. * Apply filters from your favorite application(s) or tweak it with 3rd party plug-ins
. * Feeling animated? Not Godzilla again, plu-eeze!
. * Any or all of the above

Bottom line:
How you create this masterpiece makes no difference. Whatever floats your boat as long as you follow guideline #4 in the process.

2. When done, reply to this thread and attach your work (don’t forget the 100kb size limit).

Note: Multiple entries OK if you’re so inspired.

3. By all means include some verbiage on how you achieved your masterpiece so others will benefit from your skills and experience. Make it as descriptive as you like. Grammar and spelling will not be graded. Priority given to content, not how it is written.

4. Have fun.
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Old 09-30-2002, 08:13 PM
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Animals are good subjects for oil. So here an oil rendition of "Bambi"

First I erased most of the background which left a white background. Then I did an IMage>AdjustmentsInvert which gave me a black background.

Using Art history brush and History brush tool I put the colors back. I used big brush size on the background. Using a graphics tablet let me vary the brush dynamics.

On the deer itself, I used smaller brush with blending option set to darken or multiply. This saturated the colors on the deer.

Duplicate layer. Instead of USM I used Filter>Stylize>Emboss. About 86%, height - 6, angle - - 79 degrees to correspond to the light falling on the deer. Adjust opacity Flatten.

Tony
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Old 09-30-2002, 11:16 PM
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Tony, very nice! The lighting is lovely also.


I used a combo of a dry brush layer and a postered edges layer plus the addition of Bambi's best buddy, Thumper. This Thumper is a jackrabbit, but Bambi doesn't care.
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Old 10-01-2002, 01:08 AM
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CJ & Tony:

Both of these are great. You're warming up my heart already!
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Old 10-01-2002, 06:02 AM
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CJ,
The addition of Thumper is inspired. It looks like it is really part of the picture.
I also like that you reframed to keep the image in balance.

Tony
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Old 10-01-2002, 11:33 AM
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Tony and CJ, you both created beautiful pictures here.

Thanks, Tony, for the details on how you do your oils look. I tried it and think I could get the hang of that! CJ, that picture needed something in the empty space, and you found the perfect solution!

Phyllis
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Old 10-01-2002, 05:27 PM
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I gave Bambi a change of scene then applied Paint Engine -Bad Brush to the background and Paint Engine - Arctic to Bambi which I applied with the Pattern Brush set to darken. Folowed that by using Danny's texturizing technique (Find Edges -Emboss - Hard Light).

Jim
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Old 10-02-2002, 02:59 AM
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Thumbs down A+

Jim, your little Bambi in the shade of that tall forest is so wonderful I can't think of a good enough adjective...

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious maybe?

This goes in my keeper file as one of the best images I've seen on retouchpro to date.

Phyllis
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Old 10-02-2002, 09:42 AM
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Jim - I really LOVE your image! Wow!

Can someone please tell me what kind of Bambi is in this picture? It's certainly not a mule deer which I have seen plenty of. And I don't think it's a white-tailed deer. Is it a deer at all, or a larger hoofed animal? This is really bothering me.

Thanks, Jeanie
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Phyllis, Jeanie,

Gosh, thanks for the very kind words. I'm speechless.
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