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Old 05-15-2007, 09:55 AM
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Watercolour Expression - Red Rose

Hi all,

Have been messing around again with attempting to achieve a realistic WC painting via digital. Thought some of you might like to give it a go. :-) Have fun!

Cheers,
Sherry
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Old 05-15-2007, 11:00 AM
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Re: Watercolour Expression - Red Rose

Thanks for the pic sunfly. Here's my attempt in Painter watercolors. I've found in Painter the only way to get close is to work at very low opacities.
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:17 PM
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Re: Watercolour Expression - Red Rose

I like your rendering Margaret... it has a nice fresh quality about it... and it's ohhhhhh so warm and friendly.

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Old 05-15-2007, 12:20 PM
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Re: Watercolour Expression - Red Rose

I gave it a try. I love roses!
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:31 PM
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Here's a quick go on this nice flower.
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:31 PM
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nice photo and lovely rendition Sunfly

had a bit of fun !

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Old 05-15-2007, 03:38 PM
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Re: Watercolour Expression - Red Rose

Had to try.
Couldn't beat Palms to it though.
Nice ones all.

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Old 05-16-2007, 06:55 AM
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Re: Watercolour Expression - Red Rose

Wonderful to see all the interpretations :-)

Alcor... wow! I love what you've done. It's almost exactly what I am struggling to achieve. I'm a healthy green... and curious.

Bill... very interesting use of white space blocks. It really adds a nice watercolour effect.

Palms... innovative and unique as always. And thank you kindly for your compliments... but the rose is a piece of Googled clip art. ;-)

Peter... what a great framing concept! I'm going to add it to my wall of sticky notes... err.. I mean my creative ideas library.

Have a creative day all ... and cheers!
Sherry
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Old 05-17-2007, 01:19 AM
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Re: Watercolour Expression - Red Rose

lovely pic. gave it a shot. filter forge filter, 'dirty halo' by jffe, followed by some blending in psp and then some smudging.
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:00 AM
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Re: Watercolour Expression - Red Rose

Been experimenting with a new idea anyway recently and this would make a good subject. I decided not to get the pencil outline this time, but a lot of wc's have this too. Anyway, I used AAA Color Blur filter to start things off (yes I'm a filter guy). I then used a crinkled paper fill (GIMP) and blended is in by setting the layer result to Value and lowering the opacity. I then used Xero's Supersmooth filter (with texture in this case) on the non fill layer and also copied this layer to the Top and did a large Gaussean Blur and lowered the Opacity of this layer to around 10. Flattened and played some with the Saturation. The biggest thing with any renderings with the backdrop. I really like the crinkled paper. Also, Supersmooth is one of the best filters (free too) that I've seen for many different applications. If I was in a CS2 mood, I would have used Paint Engine with @Wetter2 preset since it is an extremely powerful filter (but doesn't run in GIMP).
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