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Old 08-12-2008, 10:23 PM
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12-Year old Baseball Star

Long-time lurker, first time poster. I finally had some time to spend with Corel Painter this weekend and using a YouTube tutorial for inspiration (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mphkk...eature=related), I took one of my son's baseball pictures and used Smart Painting as a base and then went back and "detailed" my son using an oils brush.

Turned out fairly well, although I'd like to go back and do some watercolor and other approaches as well.

External links to the original and painting are here:

Original Photo: http://theraypriceshow.smugmug.com/g...48681552_tFRNN

Painted Photo: http://theraypriceshow.smugmug.com/g...48681700_k8aH6

Comments and critiques welcome,

Ray.
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:02 AM
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Re: 12-Year old Baseball Star

Ray well done for coming out of lurker mode

and your painting looks great, there are a lot of links here for painter as well as members who use it and would probably offer any help that you might need

but i dont have and have never tried painter , hoping that you dont mind i had a go in ps using the ahb

look forward to seeing some more of your work as you progress


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Old 08-17-2008, 06:25 PM
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Re: 12-Year old Baseball Star

Welcome Ray...

Appreciate the youTube link; you did a great job applying the tutorial on this one. Looks like you've been doing it for years.

When it comes to this sort of thing there's a fine line when it comes to "how much detail" to put back in. It can be a distraction if there's "too much detail" or a too abrupt transition from "arty" to photo-realistic. Instead of focusing on the artwork, the mind goes back/forth trying to decide: Photo or painting?

If it was me I'd consider using blender-type brushes to "muck up" (make look more painted) some of the uniform and logo detail. Other than that nit pic, I say, "Rock on." You've definitely got a eye and nack for this type of thing.
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:43 PM
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Re: 12-Year old Baseball Star

Here's an example to chew on...

There's no hard/fast "right/wrong," just matters of degree. Hope this feedback is useful.
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:19 PM
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Re: 12-Year old Baseball Star

Thanks all.

Palms1 - Your approach with the art history brush is similar to some hand water colors my wife did for some pictures of my son a couple years ago. That is one of the looks I was going to look at next. I'll have to give that a whirl as well.

DannyRaphael - Thanks for the feedback. I know what you mean on the fine line between art and photo. I've tried a few others and when I got done they sometimes definitely looked to be light on the art and heavy on the photo. Thanks for your example. I'll keep that in mind as I continue to experiment with this.

Taking this approach opens a whole new vista of possibilities. It is pretty neat all around.

Thanks again everyone.

Ray.
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Old 08-18-2008, 03:14 PM
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Re: 12-Year old Baseball Star

When I was a kid we didn't have baseball uniforms. We didn't even have a ball or bat. We used a rock and a stick. And we liked it that way.

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