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Val

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on: February 15, 2011, 10:37:57 AM
 :help: Ok...I think the following pictures will speak for themselves. I've really mucked about and made a mess of this one.  ??? It was going along quite nicely until I decided to put some bushes..maybe a tree in the foreground. (couldn't think of anything else) Didn't like the colour....then the shape...and the shadow..   :hang:
now I have this mess to deal with. Any suggestions?
Nolan, you might want to write in an 'opt-out' option for Dennis in the adoption agreement! I understand fully!  :2funny:
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Reply #1 on: February 18, 2011, 03:50:59 AM
 :help:Any suggestions how to bring this posted picture back from the brink? :help:
See previous post for pre-disaster!
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Reply #2 on: February 18, 2011, 05:29:24 PM
Here is one suggestion. Just bought a tablet and pen and Painter II program. Just starting to learn it :heeha: Best I can do with  my first try :confused: It should get better later on. ;D



Work the distant shore line as a straight line by working up the dark blue of the water. Add a large tree on the left side to emphasize the distance between it and the distance hills. The other bushes are there to add balance to the painting.   :gl:

Looking forward to see the final result.


Look at the 3 black lines. They follow each other almost exactly. Try not to do this in future. Vary the profiles to avoid monotony. Even if the profile of the hill is exactly as smooth as you painted it you need to use your artistic license and add variation - a melodic line, as the artist Johannes Vloothuis calls it, Wow! I'm enjoying this pen :clap:



« Last Edit: February 18, 2011, 06:06:13 PM by dennis »
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Reply #3 on: February 19, 2011, 01:11:01 AM
This is a portion of a view in Golfo De Carriaco, Venezuela. The region on this side has very 'smooth' contours , I agree it needs a bit more variety. I really like your results  :clap: Quite talented with that pen already!
Time to get underway, sun will be up soon.
Thankyou so much Dennis ... consider yourself illegally adopted!
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Reply #4 on: February 19, 2011, 04:27:40 AM
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Reply #5 on: February 19, 2011, 08:07:30 AM
Wow DENNIS >>>  I learned so much from the advice you've given above.
Met ouderdom kom wysheid nè. :P
Thanks. :smitten:
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Reply #6 on: February 19, 2011, 08:45:30 AM
I agree with you Trudie.  Dennis is quite wise. I am very appreciative that he and Nolan share their wisdom with the rest of us as well.
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Reply #7 on: February 20, 2011, 04:27:34 AM
Just had another look at your rendition...I see what you mean about adding balance the painting. That may very well be what pushed me to go a bit wacky with the magic eraser! I must keep that in mind in future. So easy to become involved in one area of the painting and next thing you know....'tilt'!  :tongue:
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Reply #8 on: February 20, 2011, 11:25:55 AM
Everybody is getting way too clever here : Val and Trudie with their composition, Kelley with the translating and Dennis with the tablet. :clap:


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Reply #9 on: February 21, 2011, 01:44:01 AM
 :smart: Nolan, you are very clever too  :clap: it shines through in all you do. After all, you finally taught me (almost) to understand colour!  :whistle:
Cheers, Val

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