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Not afraid of color - a portrait or two

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Old 05-06-2012, 11:42 AM
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Not afraid of color - a portrait or two

I'm adding some colorful material for new interpretations. Have fun with some graphic color boosts and play.

Taken at a local parade just yesterday (5 May 2012).

Janet
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:50 PM
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Re: Not afraid of color - a portrait or two

Wow, Janet. That must have been some parade!

Thanks for posting your very interesting photos.

Fran
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:11 PM
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Re: Not afraid of color - a portrait or two

Janet, thanks for posting the pics.

I'm not sure what to call this. It's supposed to be a watercolour using the AHB. I'm not even sure that I like it; some parts have worked out, others just look messy. Overall, it doesn't really work without the sketch lines.

Thoughts, pointers, suggestions, critiques are welcome.
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:28 PM
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Re: Not afraid of color - a portrait or two

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Wow, Janet. That must have been some parade!

Fran
Other than the annual Mummer's Parade in Philly each New Year, I haven't seen this type of parade in a long time. It was quite enjoyable.

Fran and Crapaud, thanks for the play.

Crapaud, I found this to be harder work than I originally thought as well. My only suggestion is to go for some kind of simplifier before you work on the picture.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:28 AM
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Re: Not afraid of color - a portrait or two

Really colorful characters Janet; thought I would play with black lit chalk again.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:00 AM
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Re: Not afraid of color - a portrait or two

Another one too.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:40 PM
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Re: Not afraid of color - a portrait or two

The faces were so extremely colorful that I sort of wanted to tone them down. The painted areas were very mask-like so I masked the eyes & teeth. She looked awfully wired, so dilated her pupils a bit. Finished with grungy texture.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:10 PM
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Re: Not afraid of color - a portrait or two

The first is a straightforward curves correction, fotosketcher and lighting effects.

I decided to tone down the colour too. A great face full of character.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:04 PM
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Re: Not afraid of color - a portrait or two

Here's my !#2. I've enjoyed all the versions posted thus far.

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Old 05-08-2012, 08:24 PM
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Re: Not afraid of color - a portrait or two

And here's #3. Janet, thanks again for posting your photos. I've never seen anything like this so I found them quite interesting.

Fran
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