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Qasr-Al Kharrana
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xplorer


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Registered: February 2005
Location: Stafford, UK
Posts: 14
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Guardian of this desert castle in Jordan posed for my photo.
Used Axel's Painter IX Tutorial to convert to oils. My first attempt so not sure if it succeeds.
· Date: Tue February 22, 2005 · Views: 4585 · Filesize: 40.4kb, 89.6kb · Dimensions: 600 x 800 ·
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Neve

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Registered: July 2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 836
Thu February 24, 2005 3:06am

I think this is fantastic!!! What a rare subject to do your first one on, all those colours and character lines.

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Pauline
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T Paul

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Registered: August 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 2,987
Thu February 24, 2005 9:09am

Very impressive results for a first attempt! You should be very proud of your work. I especially like all the little strokes on the face. They really bring out his character. The only thing I would touch up is on the left side of the painting (when viewing), you have a very large brushstroke over the background that follows the shape of the man. I would go over this area with small strokes up to or away from the man as you have done in the other areas. This will give it a more natural painting look.
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xplorer
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Registered: February 2005
Location: Stafford, UK
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Thu February 24, 2005 9:49am

Thanks for such encouraging and constructive comments. I can't remember holding a paintbrush ( except for home decorating !!) in the last 40 years, so your comment about the brush size and direction of strokes is VERY helpful. I realise just how much there is to learn about turning a photo into a work of photo-art, but this site is obviously the BEST place to be for that learning !!!
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Registered: February 2005
Location: Stafford, UK
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Thu March 17, 2005 2:55pm

I have reworked the brush strokes on the background - and am happier with it now.
Thanks again T Paul for your constructive comments - most helpful.
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