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Old 06-02-2003, 05:22 PM
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Jennifer - work in progress -- my favorite look! nicely done.
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Old 06-02-2003, 05:31 PM
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Every time he sees a camera he breaks out the big tears. The only thing I can associate with it is the bright flash -- Jennifer
The best light for photo portraits can be soft light from a north-facing window bouncing off the subject seated near the window -- NO flash.
It can be harder with a little one who moooooves fast! and especially when they're already associating the camera with the too bright light.

Perhaps a different camera (one that looks quite a bit different so he won't really know what it is - ask friends/family to let you borrow one for a trial) would let you photograph him a few times so he'll stop crying when he sees a camera.

He's so cute -- we want more! But we don't want to make him cry .
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Old 06-02-2003, 07:33 PM
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Jennifer - great pic - thanks for sharing - nice soft sketch - I like it
CJ - framing the poor guy at his age - good job - I like the sketch especially the rounding and shadows.
Amanda - great bright look!
Jill - makes him look like he is coming out of the straw - nice
Lisa - good sketches - I am partial to sketches and here are mine!

Ran it thru PI then ran my poor attempt at Lisa Neals' sketch routine
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Old 06-02-2003, 07:36 PM
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Old 06-02-2003, 08:48 PM
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The sketching on this thread is mind blowing. I am still working on the sketch style and am still having trouble. So I really have enjoyed everyones. The frames and boarder are good also.

So I went the route of straightning that boy up and trying to pick that pumpkin up for his mom.
What a sweet picture to work with.

I opened a blank page and cut and pasted and rotated all the pieces back together. Then ran some filters to soften the look.

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Old 06-02-2003, 09:39 PM
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I loved the story you told how your son kept falling over so I thought I would try a rendition of just that.

Did cut and paste on the top half and lower half of the body. Then used wind. Ran effie and added canvas texture.

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Old 06-03-2003, 08:16 AM
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Jean, that's AWESOME!!

That's about how he looked that day.

Bubba, glad you joined in. I like your PI sketch a lot.! You REALLY kept the sparkle in his eyes!

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Perhaps a different camera (one that looks quite a bit different so he won't really know what it is - ask friends/family to let you borrow one for a trial) would let you photograph him a few times so he'll stop crying when he sees a camera.
I have tried flash, no flash, and every other camera imaginable -- no luck. All anyone has to do is hold up a black/dark object up to their face and he starts to freak. The only thing so far that seems to be somewhat okay is our camcorder. He does stress out over that as much. But it's gray, not black. Go figure. Guess I'll have to paint our camera a different color!
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Old 06-03-2003, 11:41 PM
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So many nice sketches! And Jean, those two manipulations are really fun! LOL!

Since all the good sketches have been done, I went with a painting using AH brush to start, added an outline faded to 10% overlay to define the edges more, then a pattern layer...forget which pattern, one of the watercolor paper ones I think.

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Old 06-04-2003, 06:28 AM
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Jennifer - I just did all of my lightening routines, etc. then, in PS, I took a snapshot, ran unsharp mask with the following(500%, 1.0 - 1.5, 0), did another snapshot. then I checked box on the unsharp snapshot, selected the regular snapshot with the artist history brush set at about 40-75%, and repainted the eyes and mouth.

Good subject - at least no one has put him inside the pumpkin yet!

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Old 06-04-2003, 08:24 AM
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This was such a wonderful image to play with! Thank you!

Here's my colored sketch.

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