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Reply #15 on: January 14, 2014, 12:40:15 PM
Good on you Tony.  O0 Look forward to seeing it....... just one thing. I sincerely hope you won't be giving up completely ont the 'traditional' methods. You're just too good.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #16 on: January 15, 2014, 12:16:48 PM
Good on you Tony.  O0 Look forward to seeing it....... just one thing. I sincerely hope you won't be giving up completely ont the 'traditional' methods. You're just too good.  :clap: :clap: :clap:


Ah! Val, no need to worry about me giving up on the traditional media, I bought a mountain of the stuff! I'm sure I'll return to it later. But for now, I'm deep into digital land! In fact, I finished reading a book yesterday (published 2012 and already out of date on the contents!).
I'm just reading up on perspective line creations and 3D brushes for shapes (perhaps an overkill of info that I'll probably not need anyway!).
I'm onto the iPad tonight with some trials of theory into practice (between my other acquired full time job of poop scooping & cleaning up after puppy Ruby!  :o )
Be back soon..
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Reply #17 on: January 16, 2014, 04:26:52 PM
I've doodled about with the digital painting and tried to apply some functions of the app I'd read about. I need a lot of practice to improve but, the benefits and conveniences this media affords make it worth the effort and time.
I'm looking forward to improving on tecniques and gaining more knowledge and skills that I can use to refine my art work.
I spent about 3 hours doing this. I had to go back to the instruction manual 'cos I'd forgotten how to do some tecniques!  :blush:  But I'm fairly pleased with the outcome as I can see the potential to improve.
This Windmill is in Lythmn near Blackpool, England, UK. I took the photo (oh, perhaps I should post that to show the references I used!) a couple of years ago:


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Reply #18 on: January 16, 2014, 05:03:27 PM
Quite impressive Tony.  O0   I can see where it can be very challenging. There are bits that look almost photographic, while others look more like traditional painting/drawing. Great stuff!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #19 on: January 16, 2014, 11:46:48 PM
Quite impressive Tony.  O0   I can see where it can be very challenging. There are bits that look almost photographic, while others look more like traditional painting/drawing. Great stuff!  :clap: :clap: :clap:


Thanks Val  :1hug:
Yeah, the learning curve (virtually self taught) is quite a long one and has many deviants. I have to stay focused and keep reminding myself there are various ways/techniques to achieve the same results but, I have to try remember them in order to use the best, easiest and fastest ones.
I may do this one again or choose another 'simple' scenic image. This time putting the Artists theory cap on and trying to think of tonal values, linear perspectives, colour perspectives, atmospheric perspectives (aerial), foreshortening, story telling and balance, etc.
I'm forcing myself not to be tempted to use mixed media by adding pencil/paint work on a print out of the digital creations (although this is certainly an option for people), I want to use 100% digital. That way it forces me to find solutions to difficult subject areas! And I love it that there's no mess, smells or materials to have to buy!
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Reply #20 on: January 16, 2014, 11:59:17 PM
This was our little Ruby puppy wanting to play at 1.00am this morning! Don't 'ya think she deserves extra playtime today?!
I'm thinking about painting this in digital but, it looks like an advanced project. I'll think about it, then have a go to see how it looks to begin with. If it don't work out, I'll try again later, after I've acquired further skills/knowledge & experience:




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Reply #21 on: January 17, 2014, 01:38:30 AM
tony love the windmill impressive  O0 

ruby looks a treasure, no wonder you would like to paint her  :yippee:
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Reply #22 on: January 17, 2014, 03:51:06 AM
Good on you for sticking to your guns mate.  O0

Our little Ruby looks a right treat in her little sweater, you should have a matching one! You'd be the envy of the doggie park! Don't have one?  :o I'd be happy to knit one for you  >:D Her portrait would look extraordinary in oils, or possibly some of those lovely inktense.......? I'm patient   :whistle:   ....to a point   :knuppel2:   it would just help to keep your hand in until you get good enough with your digital thingy. Great idea,  yes?  :idea:
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Reply #23 on: January 17, 2014, 05:56:52 AM

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Ahhh, Tony, I'm sure having a pretty puppy like that makes picking up poop a pleasure!   ;D


You're realiy getting the hang of the digital art!   :congrats:


The idea of doing some mixed media with it later sounds great!



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Reply #24 on: January 17, 2014, 07:21:49 AM
Lillian!  I'm very sorry. I've just seen the private message you'd sent with that fantastic link on. I'd forgotten to go back in and read it and just read it now  :blush: :blush:   :1hug: :flowers:
Thank you for that link, it's fantastic and I've shared it to friends, Twitter, Facebook, etc.





Lillian, I tog up with a giant peg on nose and fumigating overalls when I have to go poop scooping!  :2funny:


I'm on to some more digital stuff today but, having to re-read some areas then practice them on a trials 'canvas'.
I'll be back with more soon.

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Reply #25 on: January 17, 2014, 07:07:44 PM
Glad you liked the video, Tony.  i thought you would!


Have fun digitalizing! 
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Reply #26 on: January 18, 2014, 12:42:44 AM
Good on you for sticking to your guns mate.  O0

Our little Ruby looks a right treat in her little sweater, you should have a matching one! You'd be the envy of the doggie park! Don't have one?  :o I'd be happy to knit one for you  >:D Her portrait would look extraordinary in oils, or possibly some of those lovely inktense.......? I'm patient   :whistle:   ....to a point   :knuppel2:   it would just help to keep your hand in until you get good enough with your digital thingy. Great idea,  yes?  :idea:


Val!  :o  I'd love a Kaleidoscope jumper! But then I'd be pinching the attention away from Ruby Dooby! She'd bite me  >:D   :2funny:

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Reply #27 on: January 18, 2014, 01:13:25 AM
You're quite sure then?   :whistle:
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Reply #28 on: January 18, 2014, 01:18:11 AM
You're quite sure then?   :whistle:


Would it be possible to make it edible?!   :2funny:
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Reply #29 on: January 18, 2014, 01:23:10 AM
For you or Ruby?   :stress:     :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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