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Old 11-22-2006, 02:23 PM
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Creative Interpretations - Swampy goes to California

I took these two shots on my last trip to see my son in California. One is the rotunda at the John Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Second is the beautiful vista iat the entrance to the Ronald Reagan Library in the Simi Valley area.

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Old 11-22-2006, 03:08 PM
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Re: Creative Interpretations - Swampy goes to California

Here are my two renderings.

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Old 11-23-2006, 08:00 AM
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Re: Creative Interpretations - Swampy goes to California

Here are my two attempts
on the Getty museum i have used virtual photographer to give it a evening look ( thought this photo was great )
On the R Reagan Library i upped saturation used a simplifing action and merged

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Old 11-23-2006, 08:28 AM
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Re: Creative Interpretations - Swampy goes to California

Palms, I really like the Getty! Very industrial looking!
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Re: Creative Interpretations - Swampy goes to California

well, i like both of your guys versions of the rotunda
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:19 AM
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Re: Creative Interpretations - Swampy goes to California

Well, here's a quick go - did not keep track of what I did. Started off with a V curve and then ......??
Great lines in this building. Brings to mind Frank LLoyd Wright , of whom I am a fanatic fan. Lakeland, Florida has a college whose buildings were designed by Wright. The library has similar curved lines.
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Old 11-29-2006, 09:48 AM
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Margaret, great version!

Richard Meier was the architect of the Getty Museum. The style also reminds me of Wright and I am also a big lover of Wright's genius.
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Re: Creative Interpretations - Swampy goes to California

Yes I'm still sketching. Here's the full high quality version.
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Old 12-01-2006, 07:31 AM
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Interesting, IK... how'd you do that?
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Old 12-01-2006, 07:38 AM
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GIMP's NL filter to sharpening it up a bit and then GIMPressionist with graphite_2 preset. Some blending with the NL version of course.
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