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Old 02-12-2006, 09:18 AM
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Creative interpretations: Twede's Cafe

If you have ever watched the TV show, "Northern Exposure," you will recognize this place, "Home of the world famous Cherry Pies!"

For the record I have never seen this show, but I now live in this town (North Bend, Washington, U.S.A). I am amazed at all the tourists who visit just to see this place. They literally arrive by the busload. Go figure.

Anyway, happy artifying!

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Old 02-12-2006, 02:26 PM
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Looks like a nice little community there Danny. Not familiar with the location as I am not a "Northern Exposure" watcher either.

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Old 02-12-2006, 02:51 PM
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Same here not a "Northern Exposure" watcher or any t.v. really, but nice photo of what looks like a nice town pity my home town isnt as picteresque
but it does have its appeal (somewhere)

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Old 02-12-2006, 03:50 PM
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'northern exposure' was supposely set in alaska. interesting that they used a town in washington. the show was about a young, jewish doctor who had become indentured to the town to pay off his college loan bills...or something like that. he basically hated it but had to do it. lots of quirky characters and had an almost cult following that probably still exists.

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Old 02-12-2006, 04:55 PM
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'northern exposure' was supposely set in alaska. interesting that they used a town in washington. the show was about a young, jewish doctor who had become indentured to the town to pay off his college loan bills...or something like that. he basically hated it but had to do it. lots of quirky characters and had an almost cult following that probably still exists.

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Thanks for the little bit of history, Craig. That put a few pieces in the puzzle.

re: almost cult following that probably still exists
I understand the show is still extremely popular outside the U.S., especially in Japan, the source of many tourists whose generous spending helps our local economy considerably.

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Steve... It is a nice, folksy little town. North Bend is about 30 miles East of Seattle, home of the 2nd place Seahawks.

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Steve and Palms: Do tell a little about "how" you did your very unique interpretations.
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Old 02-12-2006, 06:20 PM
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Oil Pastel

I did some initial pre-simplication using Flaming Pear's Pixel Trash. I then used Impressionist with Danny's djroil24 and my own Van Gogh presets synergistically mixed (hopfully) and then flattened and duplicated the layer and ran Plastic Wrap on the top layer. I duplicated this layer and ran angled strokes and merged the two to get the oily texture I wanted. I did some additional bumpmapping in GIMP and added a subtle canvas and also adjusted the saturation/lightness of the piece a bit and got the result that you see (yes, still variations of my usual technique). Attached is a crop. The full rendering can be found here.
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Old 02-12-2006, 07:57 PM
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Northern Exposure was one of the best TV shows ever. But Twede's Cafe and cherry pie were featured in Twin Peaks, which was even better.

http://www.buzznet.com/buzzwords/twi...ks/?id=1322905

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Old 02-13-2006, 04:55 AM
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I didn't THINK I recognized Twede's from Northern Exposure. That town was VERY rustic I believe....but who trusts the old brain anymore?

Several SA paints and lots of PS layers and blends.
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Old 02-13-2006, 07:21 AM
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Danny. It is sounding to me as if you are going to have to do some research into cherry pie but please don't drool to much .

My interpretaion was done using the ahb ( on three layers ) using a oval brush, then a little sharpening,

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Ohhh.. Danny... I love a project like this... :-)

How 'bout a wood burned rendition?
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