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    The soft knife technique

    The soft knife technique.

    Painting human figures and small figures with ArtRage. Another small trick for those who are beginning to use the program. The figures below show the parameters used for the knife. See two short films here:

    Painting Human Figures with ArtRage

    Small Painting Figures with ArtRage

    This technique can be used with only one layer or several layers. Enjoy.
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    Great stuff... I tend to use the knife a lot, and after watching these videos, I will be using it a lot more.
    Thank you kind sir for sharing!
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    Thanks for helping us out with your great tutorials!
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    Barn and Wenkat, thank you very much.

    This is a very interesting technique. You practically need not be painting or repainting, the shape and color of a figure or an object.

    The use of soft knife technique obviates, briefly, the need for tools such as brush, pencil, eraser, etc ... You can use it even wet on wet paint with great simplicity.

    I use this technique with frequency especially for modeling and correct imperfections of small figures and objects in a painting. Probably many artists use this artifice. I am providing the technique for those who are initiating and composing landscapes or other forms of expression that contain elements such as human figures, animals, etc, etc ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by orianelima View Post
    Barn and Wenkat, thank you very much.

    This is a very interesting technique. You practically need not be painting or repainting, the shape and color of a figure or an object.

    The use of soft knife technique obviates, briefly, the need for tools such as brush, pencil, eraser, etc ... You can use it even wet on wet paint with great simplicity.

    I use this technique with frequency especially for modeling and correct imperfections of small figures and objects in a painting. Probably many artists use this artifice. I am providing the technique for those who are initiating and composing landscapes or other forms of expression that contain elements such as human figures, animals, etc, etc ...
    I have great interest in this technique. I have done some of it just out of desperation, not really thinking in terms of it being a technique.
    In fact, my latest painting " in the zone" was done with the fisherman and the boat being painted by use of the knife.
    I've always been intimidated with painting small animals or people. What I've done at times, is use a seperate layer, paint the figure very large, then use the transform option to reduce the size down.
    This knife technique provides what I think will be a faster option.
    Thanks again.
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    You are so generous with your technique knowlege Oriane, thanks once more for another fabulous contribution to the tutorials.
    Added to the tutorial list
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    So kind from you, Oriane. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    Thankyou so much Oriane, wonderful of you to share this

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    Pat, thank you very much.

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