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Old 02-19-2006, 01:31 PM
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Way to go Craig you are getting there ( took your time though ) Your smudge looks great,

Ikroll good sketch how many different ways of doing a sketch do you know/use?

Nancy thanks, i have been trying to do smudges for some time they do take a LOT of practice, i have posted another one done with a different brush so the different effects they make could be seen

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Old 02-19-2006, 01:45 PM
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I like how soft he looks craig, while there is still feather detail.
Well, I'm done with mine. Used both hair and skin brushes, and smudge brush while saturating some of the colors already in the bird. I thought the green in the background was distracting so I used a layer and "color" blend mode alone with hue/sat to change tone it down.

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Old 02-19-2006, 01:46 PM
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palms,

thanks

this wasnt quite the traditional smudge work. normally, i wouldnt use the extra layers and gradually fade it down like this. so it's not a 'true smudge' like i see you do and which i like so well. and yes, i'm working on it

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Old 02-19-2006, 01:49 PM
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nancy,

i like that! the extra saturation really did the trick there. i had thought about removing or fading the background on mine and after seeing yours, i think it's the right way to go.

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Old 02-19-2006, 01:52 PM
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Great project Nancy used Sarsa's hair brush on this one, with opacity at 60%

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Added a second one this time done with Trimoons smudge brush soften edges
I really like the second one, looks really painterly, especially like the beak. I haven't used that brush, will have to give it a try!
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Old 02-19-2006, 02:13 PM
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borrowing (flagrantly ripping off) nancy's idea of more saturation, i did that and added some sharpening and removed the green background.

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Old 02-19-2006, 03:53 PM
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Like the smudge Craig.

Still can't beat a hand smudge; getting a little tired of my ball mouse (not even an optical). Like I said; maybe by April, I will have some additional dough saved up for a Wacom, but I'm also saving money up for a new (well a good used) car, so priorities will have to be considered.
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Old 02-19-2006, 03:57 PM
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Old 02-19-2006, 06:27 PM
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Beautiful birds, everybody! Thanks, Nan for a fun image to play with. I'm not sure about my results, but I was trying out a Jeremy Sutton tutorial on using the Dense Sponge brush in Painter.
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Old 02-20-2006, 07:02 AM
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Nancy loved your parrot, I now know who to come to for advice instead of struggling along,
Kiska adored the colours on yours he looks quite pearlescent ( think that is how you spell it ! ! !)
Catherine how can you not be sure of your parrot, i think it is smashing

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