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Old 06-07-2007, 11:02 AM
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sketch - daughter

Have been trying to learn how to do a sketch. Not a soft as I wanted, but thought they looked alright.

original pic, b/w, added light color
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Old 06-07-2007, 11:45 AM
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Re: sketch - daughter

Smile Please?

Thanks for posting this intriguing picture and giving us the chance to work on it.

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Old 06-07-2007, 12:42 PM
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Re: sketch - daughter

One way to soften a sketch is to do a little smudging before you do the sketch. Here, I smudged her hair a little first. This help reduced the detail that gets picked up in the dark strands of hair. Also, adding a blur layer (mask out stuff like eye detail) and merge down will help smooth out a lot of the "skritchy" stuff that a sketch action may add.

I did some dodge and burn and a touch of smudging on the resulting sketch (I used my minimum sketch method set at 1, for this,,, se my Line Art tutorial in the Tute's topic here)

Dodging and Burning on the sketch when you have added a background copy above the sketch set to color mode, will bring up or take down color in the sketch.
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Old 06-07-2007, 02:36 PM
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Hi Keiser, your daughter is very cute.
I like the one you did with the color.
Janet, and Swampy your versions a very pretty.
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Old 06-07-2007, 02:45 PM
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That is lovely, Cathy!
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Old 06-07-2007, 02:53 PM
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Re: sketch - daughter

You have a very attractive daughter, Keiser.

You'll find there are dozens of "sketch" techniques, as evidenced by the others' renditions so far. The edge sketch you did is very nice and Swampy's advice is very good for that style. Physical smudging is often done with pencil, chalk sketching for shading.

Janet has done a more photorealistic sketch. As did Cathy, but with color. Both well done, I might add.

Here's another sketchy rendition. I used Snap Art, then overlayed and supersaturated the original colors. I cropped for more dynamic (and to lose the flying fingers).
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Old 06-07-2007, 04:30 PM
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Re: sketch - daughter

Used a GIMP translation of Swampy's Line-art technique with a blend of GIMPressionist Graphite_2 preset (with additional mods of course) to get this result.
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Old 06-07-2007, 04:40 PM
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Ikroll.. Very nice!

Keiser, you gonna need a 12 gage behind the door in a couple years!
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Old 06-07-2007, 06:32 PM
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Such a nice picture just had have a go myself.

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Old 06-07-2007, 09:21 PM
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Re: sketch - daughter

Thanks for all the different sketches. I never thought of blurring or the d/b before doing the sketch. Will have to try that on the next one.

Really like all the different styles that everyone comes up with.

As for the 12 gage, I'm thinking you are probably right.
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