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Fingerwork In Snow

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:23 am
by minniev
It's been a while since I had time to do my fingerwork exercises, so today I tried one just to get back in practice. I'll never learn anything new if I keep forgetting what I knew before that.

This is at Maroon Bells, on one of the trails. It's a little sketch, a little paint, a little photo, some scraps of this and that, some textures and backgrounds. I was going for a pastel, light/airy look that didn't have full detail, to capture the mood of first snow.

Re: Fingerwork In Snow

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:57 am
by davechinn
Lovely capture Minnie !!! I agree, once somethings learned, one has got to keep at it so not to forget, but to also hone those skills at the same time. Scraps of this and that works well and I love the term.
Dave

Re: Fingerwork In Snow

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:57 am
by PietFrancke
I love this image, good work. The way things fade out is very fog-like.

Re: Fingerwork In Snow

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:34 pm
by Psjunkie
think you got your look...well done. Christmas card material....

Re: Fingerwork In Snow

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:04 pm
by minniev
davechinn wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:57 am
Lovely capture Minnie !!! I agree, once somethings learned, one has got to keep at it so not to forget, but to also hone those skills at the same time. Scraps of this and that works well and I love the term.
Dave
Thanks Dave. It looked absolutely nothing like this when I started of course. Just an overly contrasty image of a small waterfall that was lost in the jumble of rocks and snow. This is why editing is so much fun.

Re: Fingerwork In Snow

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:05 pm
by minniev
PietFrancke wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:57 am
I love this image, good work. The way things fade out is very fog-like.
Thanks Piet. Some of the fade is in PS, some in overlays and blending.

Re: Fingerwork In Snow

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:05 pm
by minniev
Psjunkie wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:34 pm
think you got your look...well done. Christmas card material....
I admit I had a Christmas Card moment when I started working on this one, and just followed the crumbs...

Thanks Frank!