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Old 10-28-2006, 11:46 AM
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Re: Alexandra....

Patricia, Palms1, Kraellin thank you.
Two other pencil sketches.
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Old 10-28-2006, 11:54 AM
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pavel, i like the first one better. there's something about blurring those eyes in the 2nd one that i'm not real crazy about

alex, now that's a pencil sketch. (the first one) i really like that one. the grain is just a bit too perfect to truly fool one into thinking it's a true pencil, but the overall effect is... wow! the 2nd is excellent also but i'm so drawn to the first that i'm afraid i've run out of superlatives to give to the 2nd
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Old 10-28-2006, 12:18 PM
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I normally don't do smudge painting. With ten kids still at home I don't have the time. AND I don't do it very well. I guess lack of practice. But here's my try. I ran it through impressionist first, then psp9 smudge brush. If I had more time it would be better...someday

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Old 10-28-2006, 12:33 PM
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pavel, i like the first one better. there's something about blurring those eyes in the 2nd one that i'm not real crazy about
Craig...Thank you for comments. The second one was a generic approach - mess up a picture (that part worked fine) and then bring back some of the features (did not work that well)

A last one, that's it for today... an attempt to imitate an old painting.


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Old 10-28-2006, 03:04 PM
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Craig, thank you.
Attempt with AHB and Blur-Equalize
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Old 10-28-2006, 07:03 PM
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This is absolutely the last rendition.

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Old 10-29-2006, 08:38 PM
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I have to add my two cents and my two pictures in here,very nice work folks. On the first I used Impressionist Chalk Sketch:On Heavy Laid Paper and on the second I used Photoshops :Poster Edges,Colored Pencil,Cut Out and Solarize filters with varied blend modes and opacities.
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Old 10-29-2006, 10:51 PM
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Re: Alexandra....

First, I have to apologize to Craig for not answering his question on the last submission. I used Impressionist with a few mods including the way I do the orientation map. Still experimenting; haven't figured out how to control the orientation to get a circular mosaic effect, but hopfully I will. I've also, since this submission, found out that I can use a file for the background color (i.e., I can use a textured grain as opposed to solid color; really helps).

Anyway, this one is a little more of a traditional water color illustration on textured canvas. All done in GIMP. Attached is a low quality crop. Here's the complete rendering.
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Old 10-30-2006, 06:50 AM
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Hi Guys...Sorry I have been absent without leave...but sometimes i have other things to do!!!

Lyle....Like your mosaic effect...a nice addition to all the very different renditions of Alex...Like your cropped water color too!!!

Palms...Love the cutout look...works well! Thanks for doing another one!!!

Pavel...love this Started HK look" that you did...like your next two...are you getting to grips with Painter???I am trying!Nice colors and texture on your "old masters look".I like your last one , except its a bit spotty..the eyes are really nice though!

Alex....Love your pencil sketches..inspiring!Really like the two you sent later..nice dark intensityon the first and i love the sketch...again!

Amy...I thought i had my handsful with 4 girls...but 10...well what can i say!
Like your smudge...it always looks good on portraits!

JimJam...like the two you have sent in...maybe the first an itsy bit more!

Heres mine...soooo late!

Painted in Painter with oils and a little smudging at the end...background painted with Dens Funky Chunky brush....into Photoshop and framed with an action....

Saw Alex yesterday and showed her all the great pics you have all done and she was quite amazed and really happy with the results...she said to say a big thankyou to you all!!!!

Patricia.....
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:27 AM
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Lyle....Like your mosaic effect...a nice addition to all the very different renditions of Alex...Like your cropped water color too!!!...
Thanks Patricia; just to note, the full WC version is not cropped; only cropped the attached (and, unfortunately lowered the quality too) to get it to DPR's spec. I did pick the crop per Venusean 4 corners method in mind though (but didn't quite get there).
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