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05-30-2006, 02:04 PM
Took a picture of our sidewalk
and painted with chalk and evening landscape on it.
05-30-2006, 02:49 PM
Brilliant. I love this kind of thing. It is fun to see it done digitally. You should try loading the sidewalk photo as a paper grain as well so your chalk actually follows the surface of the stones.
05-30-2006, 02:56 PM
Using your own sidewalk makes it so unique.
I love the Belgium/Netherlands landscape, so much sky!
Perhaps I'll try some of my holiday pictures.
05-30-2006, 04:30 PM
Lucky me, I have not deleted the Art-file yet ! :lol:
See, if I can do something with it.
05-30-2006, 10:30 PM
Wow, Hypnomedi, that's really very cool!
It really does look 'in place' there on the sidewalk.
05-31-2006, 08:15 AM
"You should try loading the sidewalk photo as a paper grain as well so your chalk actually follows the surface of the stones. "
More like this you mean?
I'm sitting here trying to think of the right words, and just keep coming back to "this is so cool!".
Great idea, lovely artwork. Made me smile to see it.
05-31-2006, 09:33 AM
Visual perception is so strange!
Now the first one looks like a sidewalk and the second one more like a wall! This is probably caused by the default lighting, being discussed in another thread. When texture is introduced, it is always lit from the top left corner. This is wrong for a sidewalk, but right for a wall.
The important part is the picture. I never saw those Pollarded trees in the Netherlands, but they're common around here. They make a strong image.
(I have been to Belgium, but it was just "Ladies and Gentlemen we are stopping at the chocolate factory for 20 minutes!", not really a visit!)
05-31-2006, 11:10 AM
05-31-2006, 01:04 PM
I have deleted all files, so I go on with my next project.
A friend suggested that I straighten the sidewalk tiles,
and that was a big mistake I think, seeing now to the original background.
Shall think of it next time I want to paint on this background.
Have purchased some books about painting and can now
learn something about technics.
05-31-2006, 03:29 PM
Hi Johan, Yes, that is what I was suggesting. Looking at them together though I have to agree with Aged P about the lighting making it look more like a wall in the second one. I would be in favor of lighting control in ArtRage for this reason and others. I realized Johan that in my enthusiasm for the way you presented it on your sidewalk, I had not commented on your actual chalk drawing. Please allow me to mention now that I love the scene and the colors you used. I can almost hear a lonley bird call across the water.
Question: Why delete your files?
05-31-2006, 03:52 PM
Great Idea, Hypomedi!
The scene you created is very peaceful.
I especially like the older tree that has been pruned back. It looks like it is rich with history & could tell many storys of years gone by...reflecting the the whole atmosphere of Europe & the Netherlands - which is known for water, beautiful sunsets, rich history, great architecture, Milestone caves & even ruins unearthed of an anchient city dating back thousands of years from the Romans, I believe? Your in a painters paradise! 8)
05-31-2006, 04:45 PM
"Question: Why delete your files?"
Yes why?.... After saving the finishing product I always delete the files I worked with.
just a habbit I guess, I have room enough on HD.
Maybe a good idea to keep also.
06-01-2006, 10:21 AM
Hi Johan. I love chalks. This is a beautiful piece. I didn't notice the effect of ArtRage's default lighting (untrained eye). The first image you posted was very pretty, but when you posted the second - wow! It's so dramatic now, with the artwork picking up the texture of the photo. The colours seem deeper and richer too. It's just lovely, I really like it. Thanks for posting!
06-01-2006, 12:57 PM
I'm sure I could have done a better job with the background if I had not deleted
the original files. :lol:
I am now just trying different brushes to see what I like
I was supprised to see what I have done with the chalk.
Because I have compleet no graphic background.
Just started a week ago with ArtRage, never have painted in my entire life..
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