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Smudge Painting (Brad Buttry Style)

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Old 01-18-2010, 10:37 AM
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Smudge Painting (Brad Buttry Style)

I'm very new to smudge painting and to this forum. I would love critique on this photo I painted. I'm posting the original and the painted version.

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m...ebsized500.jpg

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m...ebsized501.jpg
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:13 PM
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Re: Smudge Painting (Brad Buttry Style)

Hi and welcome

you have done a great smudge, and you have coped with the scarf/coat very well
look forward to seeing more of your work

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Old 01-18-2010, 12:17 PM
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Re: Smudge Painting (Brad Buttry Style)

Thanks Palms! I've been lurking for a while now and am impressed with everyone's work. While I may decide to branch out in retouching, I'm really liking the smudge painting and hope to be able to offer it to clients.

I've been at it just about 6 weeks and feel like I'm starting to get somewhere. I do try to practice an hour or so every day (although I did take about a week off because I felt I wasn't really improving much).

I will keep posting. Thanks!!
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:22 PM
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Re: Smudge Painting (Brad Buttry Style)

Frizzsky you have the right idea "keep practicing" , yes as you have found out you feel you are getting nowhere and feel like giving up, but have a rest and practice again, and sometimes you know it is the photo's fault

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Old 01-18-2010, 01:11 PM
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Re: Smudge Painting (Brad Buttry Style)

Your painted version is very appealing and nice to look at.
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:34 PM
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Re: Smudge Painting (Brad Buttry Style)

yep...really like it....
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:03 PM
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Re: Smudge Painting (Brad Buttry Style)

nice work, the more practise the easier it becomes
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:46 PM
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I like it very much. Nice technique you have. I have to mention that your credit line seems a b it large to me, in comparison to the total picture tho.
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:49 PM
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Re: Smudge Painting (Brad Buttry Style)

Thanks for the comments. I hope to keep improving!

I wouldn't leave the studio name on the painting if I printed it. It's really just habit to water mark all my photos before posting them on the internet.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:12 PM
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are you using brad buttry brushes?
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