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nolan

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How to paint bushes and trees
« on: October 26, 2010, 09:22:18 PM »


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Re: How to paint bushes and trees
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2010, 11:41:06 PM »
Post the pictures you painted using this technique here

Kelley

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Re: How to paint bushes and trees
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2010, 08:48:22 PM »
just purchased a canvas pad which is a little more expensive than paper, but I keep the feel of canvas.  So here is my first bush.  I will practice some more in a bit.  Let me know what you think.
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Re: How to paint bushes and trees
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2010, 08:54:48 PM »
Sorry, didn't mean to post the same picture twice.  :whistle:
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Re: How to paint bushes and trees
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2010, 08:57:47 PM »
 :clap:

very nice Kelley, now watch the video again and you'll see that I turn the brush every now and again so each member of the family "points in a different direction"

Now you need to do a few more that each look different so you can get used to creating unique bush silhouettes too. Your off to a great start, keep it up.

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Re: How to paint bushes and trees
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2010, 09:16:50 PM »
That's what I was missing! I saw that you were doing something with the brush.  I'll check it out again, but it's late (10 pm Wednesday here) so I'll paint again tomorrow after studying your technique.  Sorry to keep you waiting.
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Re: How to paint bushes and trees
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2010, 09:44:05 PM »
Good night, almost 7pm Thursday in Auckland already. Looking forward to the even further improved bushes

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Re: How to paint bushes and trees
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2010, 04:40:31 PM »
Second attempt. I tried not to think about it, rather tried to randomly place groups as you did. I tried moving, rolling the brush, but perhaps I had too much paint on the brush.  :-\ Should I thin it?  I will keep at it.
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Re: How to paint bushes and trees
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2010, 05:13:38 PM »
perfect :clap:

Now the last thing you need to do is look out for the perfect silhoette, rough the edges a bit so they aren't so smooth and round.

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Re: How to paint bushes and trees
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2010, 06:33:32 PM »
Your technique is effective and I've learned it some, but it looks like I'll need to study this a while longer.   :( I probably need to go outside to look at more bushes.  On the third attempt here I added a little more variety, but it doesn't look like much yet.  I'll keep at it though.
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Re: How to paint bushes and trees
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2010, 10:14:02 PM »
as they say practice makes perfect.

Here is an example of what i mean about roughing the edges

notice how you get some "air" showing through the edges, so the bush is full on the "inside" but the "outsides" have place for the birds to fly through.

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Re: How to paint bushes and trees
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2010, 11:31:09 PM »
 :heeha:That is a very good example Nolan.  I have a better understanding of what to do or in this case what not to do.  I don't need to put a full background for the entire bush or bushes.  I'll give it another go this weekend.  Thanks for your patience and coaching.  ;D
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Re: How to paint bushes and trees
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2010, 01:04:25 AM »
 :gl:

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Re: How to paint bushes and trees
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2010, 01:25:01 PM »
I posted this on my album as well.
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Re: How to paint bushes and trees
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2010, 03:53:51 PM »
now you're cooking Kelley, great foliage on your tree. Notice how the "place for the birds to fly through" makes your whole tree look natural. I would add a bit more contrast on the tree trunk though by darkening the shadow side

 

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