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by minniev
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: Tribute to Gudrid
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Re: Tribute to Gudrid

Gudrid Phase 2 Moving the post proved impossible but I made a new post for the bird, and that seemed to help. I painted back in texture on the rocks so they wouldn't be so different from the grass. I blundered around with the mixer brush but that just made a mess, so clearly I have to do another tut...
by minniev
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: Tribute to Gudrid
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Re: Tribute to Gudrid

don't know if this would have helped but whichever channel you use..red, blue, or green. Duplicate it make sure the duplicate is selected and hit command "L" to bring up a levels adjustment and you can make more contrast or less contrast....then use that selection for you mask I did those things, o...
by minniev
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: Tribute to Gudrid
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Re: Tribute to Gudrid

looks fun - I think I will photograph a figure again and see if I can build something around him. Here I think the problem you are having is based on level of detail. If you crop above the wall, it doesn't look bad. sky/birds/fence - look appropriately distant, but still a nice clean perhaps animat...
by minniev
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: Tribute to Gudrid
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Re: Tribute to Gudrid

Psjunkie wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:24 pm
minniev wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:25 pm
Advice is appreciated.
My advice is keep at it you are producing very pleasing art....
Thanks!
by minniev
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: Experimentations
Replies: 12
Views: 186

Re: Experimentations

A redo without the fence and frame. Blur is not so heavy, but I added another textured layer and cropped some, so its slightly different from the first? Oh gee, I like this one a lot! The physical pose of the horse has so much more impact without the fence. With the fence there, it took more attent...
by minniev
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: Tribute to Gudrid
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Tribute to Gudrid

Another play with making a mix of photos and drawings. The church, the statue and the landscape are photos. The girl and the unbird are not. To bring them closer together before starting I ran the photo items through a little piece of software I've had but not used much, Topaz Clean. Then I began as...
by minniev
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: waiting for Spring
Replies: 13
Views: 133

Re: waiting for Spring

Hi Min, I am glad that you enjoyed my spoof! The woman is a Colby model, the rest all from my camera. I agree about the snake, the lighting on it is just way off I think. I hope I can get more snake pictures this spring when they come out to hunt the frogs and other small creatures. I hope I didn't...
by minniev
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: waiting for Spring
Replies: 13
Views: 133

Re: waiting for Spring

Hi Min, I am glad that you enjoyed my spoof! The woman is a Colby model, the rest all from my camera. I agree about the snake, the lighting on it is just way off I think. I hope I can get more snake pictures this spring when they come out to hunt the frogs and other small creatures. I hope I didn't...
by minniev
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: waiting for Spring
Replies: 13
Views: 133

Re: waiting for Spring

I love it! Since we see 100 new women every day on Awake with hats made of birds and flowers, it’s great to see one clothed in reptiles! Your models? Well blended and beautifully lit. Your study of color palettes pays off here with this rich but delicate combination. My only niggle, which I can’t fu...
by minniev
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: White Bird Melee
Replies: 9
Views: 104

Re: White Bird Melee

Psjunkie wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:50 pm
Fog...







Bahahaha...a couple of cloud images a custom brush and some opacity adjustments.
So you made your own brush from clouds you photographed?