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It has been said before, but i will say it again, Art is in the eye of the beholder.....so in general, no-one can really critisise anyone, but if that were the case, then i guess we would all be one big happy family and where would the enjoyment be then ?
Each person who takes the time to develope or at least attempt to show off their own renditions should be applauded, however with that said, i personally like to offer advice and guidance wherever i can.
My opinions are exactley that, MY opinions and they should be taken with a pinch of salt, because each person has their own unique style they try to adapt.
My comments regarding Brad's rendition where merely an observation, for instance, i like hamburgers with cheese, but can eat them without.
I am by no means an expert in any field, but i do like to offer an opinion where i can, but that is based on personal likes and dislikes not based on any formula.
When i look at any piece of work, i look for the things that personally appeal to me, but that doesnt mean it will appeal to everyone, just take what you can from every experience and run with it !!
Oh god, sorry guys, i get the impression i am rambling.
On a friendlier note, never post on while sloshed....it makes people think you are bonkers
oh, and HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE !!
Spoken as only it should be spoken on New Years Eve!! All the best to you and your family in 2005. And lest we forget the current tradegy ongoing, as pie eyed as we may be, perhaps a moment of reflection might be in order.
All the best to everyone.
2nd Try - Girl on Fence
I started in Painter 8. Brush/Water Color/Fine Camel throughout.
Decreased size and opacity as I did each layer.
The first pass with the larges size was not all over background but around
the edges of the girl only.
Reduce the size and did the girl all over.
Reduced the size and then did downward strokes
on her hair.
Soft Clone over her face and arms to
reveal some detail.
Opened it up in PSP8.01 and duped the bottom layer.
on the second layer (up)
Artistic Brushstrokes/Blurred Blockin/
Layer Blend Mode 50% - Lighten.
Eraser for eyes 4% mouth and ears.
Girl sitting on Fence
What a delightful little girl!
I used pspv9 i am very new to this program i usually use photoshop7, so what i did is i went through the motions of doing a pencil drawing, and then i repeated it twice (quadruplet) and then i added a layer and added an overlay of brown crumpled paper, and this is what i got.
Now thats a nice original method.
I love how clean the lines look without looking appearing too artificial (if you understand what i mean). It gives the impression of a wood burning.
How are you finding Painter ? It seems there are quite a few people on the forum jumping in for the first time, myself being one of them.
Girl sitting on Fence
Yes Danny i have to agree that Brad is very dreamy it reminds me of the porcelain effect i have in psp.v.9.
Very well done!
Flipped and recropped to lead focus, and to get her head closer to an aesthetic rule of thirds intersection (although not as close as I'd liked...)
Blended a "sunlight" layer and a "tan" layer
Modified background with a combination of virtual painter and sandstone texture
Selective dodging, burning, and blurring
Last edited by sidis; 01-30-2005 at 07:45 PM.
Impressionist fiddling and GIMP bumpmapping.
Usual filters that I use. Some contrast/color enhancements too. Hope you all like it (sacrificed a little quality to fit withing forum specs).
Forgot to add that I used some noise and Flaming Pear's Pixel Trash too.
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