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Old 10-26-2006, 04:22 PM
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Re: Alexandra....

Ok...had to do one more try on this nice portrait.

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Old 10-26-2006, 04:41 PM
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Re: Alexandra....

This was a combination of Gertrudis Pro 3.0 and some Buzz thrown in.

Have tried to get into programs like Painter, Art Rage, Art Weaver, and several others, but my patience runs out long before I get anything useable.

I always tell everyone that I have to leave the brush and palette type of work to my brother who is the artist in the family. And he teaches art history at a local college.

I do thank you for the comments on the "Unfinished Portrait." A great image to work on. Studio sittings are always a great start when doing photo art.

Care to tell us what software etc you use in your work? Your posting of the girl is about as good as it gets. And far from anything I can reach as only a hobbyist. But it's always fun discovering new ways to work with images.

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I like what you've done so far in Painter. Can you give some specifics as far as what brushes you used and your technique? Do you use the quick clone feature? I like the texture and watercolor look.

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Old 10-26-2006, 05:46 PM
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Re: Alexandra....

Hi Patricia. It's interesting which portrait of all portraits here Alexandra was pleased?
My attempts with cutout sketch in colored tones
and AHB.
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Old 10-26-2006, 07:22 PM
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Re: Alexandra....

Sort of a watery colour thingy I think.
I seem to have made her look older hope she doesn't mind.

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Old 10-26-2006, 08:39 PM
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Re: Alexandra....

patricia, lovely young woman. just how many daughters do you have? and perhaps the fine works done here will change the minds of the two that said no

and is it just me or does a beautiful woman always inspire more and better pieces

palms, i like the first, but i love the 2nd. very nicely done

nancyj, your modesty is unjustified. i'd love if you posted more here. very lovely rendition

interesting technique, palms. you're getting more comfortable with ahb, arent you

bbuttry, now that's a different look. very clever and nicely done.

steve, on the first one, interesting feathering strokes and love the hair. on the 2nd, i like this one better. very nice.

alex, nice, on both.

peter, nice soft touch there.
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Old 10-27-2006, 06:55 AM
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Re: Alexandra....

Thank you JimJam and

Thank you Craig, yes i am getting into the ahb i love it's versatility and not to forget the help i get from the history brush.

Very nice smudge ( not plain at all ) Nancy any tips on which brush you used etc? please

Brad super work, and i second Steve's request what software etc do you use ? ( it is ok will ask for the trade secrets later )

Steve very nice i like both of them ( and not a flower in sight )

Alex nice work i do admit when i looked at the first thumbnail i was a bit dubious but when enlarged it is great i really really like it ( lesson to us all dont look at just the thumbnails)

Peter your watery thingy is good gives quite a different feel to the picture

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Old 10-27-2006, 07:30 AM
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Re: Alexandra....

Palms - that is a fantastic job, I love it. Any tips on how to accomplish this?

Thanks.
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Old 10-27-2006, 09:25 AM
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Steve...Like this unfinished look...gretrudis and buzz work well for you!!! Your second one is good too!!!

Brad...Beautiful...what a sophisticated hairstyle you have given Alex...suits her(are you a hairdresser in your spare time?)


Alex...Like both of these, a really different look...agree with Palms the pics always look better in big!!! Havent seen Alex yet...will show her the pics on Sunday...I think she will be amazed at all the fab and different renditions!!!

Peter...Like your watery thingy...looks as she is now so i am sure she wont mind!!!!

Craig...I have 4 stepdaughters...Therese was 3 when i first came and Alex 7,also have a son in England...over voting age...well over!!!

Hopefully i will have time to do one!!!Been searching the web for family history...its so confusing!!!!

Patricia.....
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Old 10-27-2006, 09:53 AM
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Re: Alexandra....

Darn! Did I forget the flowers?

Thanks much.

Steve

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Steve very nice i like both of them ( and not a flower in sight )



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Old 10-27-2006, 09:55 AM
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Re: Alexandra....

Nice comments...always appreciated. A fun image to work on.

Steve

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