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C.Bodine

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Reply #15 on: January 22, 2012, 08:19:23 PM
WOW!!!! You guys are really on the ball with this new system!!!  Movin' on Up! :yippee:
Christina


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Reply #16 on: January 22, 2012, 08:35:21 PM
Many thanks, Dennis and Nolan!!!
Dennis, it was fantastic to learn about the Fotosketcher  :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:
... it would indeed be a very useful tool for artists, especially for beginners like me who struggle to identify/differentiate some of the values ...  :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:


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Reply #17 on: January 23, 2012, 12:00:29 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis and Nolan.     Can't wait to try the Fotosketcher.    The video was perfect on my side...chat box not good but I did read your comments.

Karen well done!   :clap:
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Reply #18 on: January 23, 2012, 01:29:50 AM
Disaster time!!!  :banghead: :censored: So I tried painting with you Dennis, had everything set up, sample copied, everything.... and then all turned to custard  ;D ::)  and somehow I got some water splatters on there as well, which lifted the pigment of course.... and I think I like those best - typical!
Anyway, here it is.. warts 'n' all   :coffee:



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Reply #19 on: January 23, 2012, 01:42:13 AM
Well done! Maybe give it another try.  ;) Can't wait to do mine  :)
« Last Edit: January 23, 2012, 05:29:46 AM by Maryna »
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Reply #20 on: January 23, 2012, 05:19:39 AM
Well done to those who already have their painting done!! WOW I take my hat off to you  :painting:  O0  :clap:


C.Bodine

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Reply #21 on: January 23, 2012, 05:27:43 AM
Erika, I think you did a very nice job!  I'm sure it was frustrating to finish and see the water spots! :o You've proven you can do it!  Give it another go!! O0
Christina


C.Bodine

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Reply #22 on: January 23, 2012, 05:41:33 PM
I printed out the template to get started. Is it suppose to be approximately the size of a sheet of printer paper? It seems like a small painting. I didn't know if it is suppose to be enlarged.
Christina


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Reply #23 on: January 23, 2012, 06:21:22 PM
Most of the lessons will be on this size (same as the cosmos) to fit a 12x16" paper with a 60mm border. It is the same size I worked on for the simplified painting. If you want to paint a larger painting then you will have to enlarge it to suit.
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C.Bodine

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Reply #24 on: January 23, 2012, 06:42:40 PM
 :thankyou:
Christina


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Reply #25 on: January 23, 2012, 11:58:18 PM
I have specifically chosen this size so as not to overpower beginners with larger paintings and also to keep the overall expense down as far as possible.
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Reply #26 on: January 24, 2012, 02:31:32 AM
I have found an alternative to Fotosketcher (Windows) for Apple MAC users, and it is called SKETCHER.

I have not personally tried it . And it costs only US$15. I believe it can be tried for free.

SKETCHER
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Reply #27 on: January 24, 2012, 05:52:53 AM
Erika, I say  :congrats:  to you for painting along with Dennis!  That's not easy!  You did a nice job!!!  Will you try it again on your own time?
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Reply #28 on: January 24, 2012, 11:01:54 AM
thank you everyone ;-) I have prepared another one - Dennis, I paint even smaller, about A4 size, for exactly the reasons you state.... this is practice only so I don't want to invest too big a quantity of materials - painting using those reading glasses.... will take them off later when w/c comes more naturally

..at the moment I have no idea when that will be LOL - off to the oils in acrylics class, bye-bye xxx


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Reply #29 on: January 24, 2012, 12:20:20 PM
Well done on your paintings everyone... wow... impressive.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Leana

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