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Creative interpretations: Colourful Parrot

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Old 01-17-2005, 05:53 PM
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Creative interpretations: Colourful Parrot

Another taken at a Bird Park! Enjoy.
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Old 01-18-2005, 01:17 AM
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Great picture Neve. Thanks.

I tried this using the now or soon to be famous Painter WetOils10 cloner. I was having fun pretending to really paint by working with TracingPaper off almost from the start. As it progressed, I didn't like the background and adventered of to try adding my own freehand in a new later. In doing so, I made a real mess. First struggling with selecting the painted image I wanted to keep for the top layer. Then, after flattening (dropping layers in Painter terms) I discovered the strong texture from the background strokes showed through under the bird and badly unaligned with the bird's contours. So I redid most of the cloning (on top of the already completed image from my 1st cloning go-round) with the background brush - Oils>ThickWetOils10. I sure don't recommend anyone copying this technique.

Anyway, the final result isn't too bad and I learned a few things along the way. So, here ya go...
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Old 01-18-2005, 03:07 AM
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Neve, great capture -- color (colour) and sharpness of the eye!

Here's a couple of kaleidoscopic impressions of this gorgeous bird.
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Old 01-18-2005, 03:25 AM
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CJ - beautiful k...scope! As for the taking of the photo...pure luck It's a "hit and miss" affair with moi.

SWE - It's not as drastic as you think, although the background is too strong, the bird has shaped up well retaining it's bold colouring.

My grandson (9 yrs) had a go at this too this avo. He thinks Painter is "cool" and already printed off the parrot and one of a duck (photo he took last month with my camera). Hope it's okay to display his rendering here? He thinks that's "cool" too - one word says it all these days
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Old 01-18-2005, 08:31 AM
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Tell your grandson fits in here quite nicely. His work is as good as any. Give him a hug and tell him how special he is.

Janet
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Old 01-18-2005, 09:00 AM
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My grandson (9 yrs) had a go at this too this avo. He thinks Painter is "cool" and already printed off the parrot and one of a duck (photo he took last month with my camera). Hope it's okay to display his rendering here? He thinks that's "cool" too - one word says it all these days
Son, you did great! Unless granma cheated and showed you how to do it! Just joking. Obviously runs in the family, this talent!
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Old 01-18-2005, 03:25 PM
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Yep....I showed him a few strokes for certain by example, then deleted and he was raring to go. When he'd finished it, I then showed him how to overlap the blue feathers.....he was rapt. He wanted to do more but Gran's not familiar enough with settings to show anyone else correctly. HE was the one showing me how to use shortcut keys more efficiently...that's my boy!

Thanks Janet - he's a VERY huggable child. He'll be gone by Saturday. Meantime it was swimming on Monday, golf yesterday, archery today....gran needs a rest already
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Old 01-19-2005, 05:00 AM
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Color-full parrot

Painter 8 cloning tool - oils-detail oil brush10. Canvas texture in ps7.
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Old 01-19-2005, 07:42 AM
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Here's my watercolor effect- a bit of impressionist filter, virtual painter, ps watercolor filter. Texture-sandstone.
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Old 01-19-2005, 04:14 PM
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Both are wonderful results Jaykita in such different styles, I'd be hard pushed to select a favourite!
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