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Old 01-10-2011, 04:48 PM
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Boat Fenders

Found this on SXC. Very colorful picture of boat fenders. Thought it would be great for watercoloring. I went with Vitaly's tut.

Here's the link to the original: www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=view&id=308221
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:50 AM
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Re: Boat Fenders

Definitely like your interpretation Skip. Used Impressionist Natural>Snake, but, changed the brush for this pointilistic interpretation (a few other things too of course). Click here for complete rendering; attached is a lower quality crop.
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:43 AM
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Re: Boat Fenders

Nice Lyle, the texture looks like denim cloth, especially in the blue areas.
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:53 PM
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Re: Boat Fenders

Oh...pretty colors! However, I tend to alter the hues first, not necessarily to make it better but to change it. Then, followed this with some Fotosketcher, watercolors I think. Added some India ink in selected areas, put the bumpers on their own layer, added drop shadow. Selected smaller area from the whole format & dropped shadowed that. Much too much work for an image which could stand on it's own as it was.
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:54 AM
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Re: Boat Fenders

Couldn't get anything I was happy with... Sooooo, after many iterations I decided to just quit and submit
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Old 01-13-2011, 05:14 AM
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Re: Boat Fenders

Veronica - Yes it does sound like a lot of work, but the result is wonderful. Defining the center section of the photo with a drop shadow selection really makes it stand out.

OlBaldy - Don't know what there is to be unhappy with, your result is great and I love the texture you used. You kept much of the definition of the rope coils while at the same time giving them and the whole photo a very nice arty look.
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:44 PM
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Thanks Skip, You are too kind!

The definition is from a Fractalius, darken layer and the texture is all Alien Skin Snap Art / Impasto
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:56 PM
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Re: Boat Fenders

Not too sure where i was going with this one ( or where i had been either )
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Old 01-13-2011, 06:19 PM
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Palms, sounds like you went through what I did with the Pedal Pusher photos. Not knowing how to proceed and then not knowing how you got there when you where finished. I do that all too often! Still a very nice result.
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Old 01-13-2011, 06:34 PM
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Re: Boat Fenders

The images are great.

But, they are not of boat fenders. They are buoys used, in my neck of the woods, for lobster trapping.

The reddish stripe on the stick attached to each buoy, sticks out of the water and is a code indicating who owns the trap the buoy is attached to.

Just a little curiosity.
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