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02-24-2008, 11:30 AM
Well I have finished the Monty, so I must be done with the painting... Hic

02-24-2008, 11:36 AM
oooohh i love it, i mean the picture, but wine as well! :D

02-24-2008, 11:44 AM
WOW! thats amazing! how did you make it sooooo realistic

02-24-2008, 12:08 PM
Thank you guys..

02-24-2008, 01:22 PM
I am almost speechless. That is fantastic work. So smooth and
spot on perfect. Just a stunning exquisite piece. This needs to go in the famous realist thread. Really superb work Rick. Beautiful. Better than professional quality. :D

02-24-2008, 01:25 PM
It looks like that Abruzzo is spreading on ArtRage Forum! After my recent landscapes and the forthcoming ones we have the opportunity to drink also its red wine!
It's a masterpiece of red tones and geometry! :D :D :D

02-24-2008, 01:47 PM
artrage stuff??
you use stencil??
i didn't expect you can can do stuff so clean in artrage
nice job!

02-24-2008, 01:53 PM
I'm certainly not the ultimate art critic here but to my eye this is just frighteningly good. In my nine or so months here I haven't seen the envelope of realism pushed this far before.

02-24-2008, 05:16 PM
Thank you all..
YoYo, all done in artrage.. No stencil..

02-24-2008, 05:42 PM
This has to be one of the finest pieces we have seen in Art Rage. Bravo, Rick

02-25-2008, 12:57 AM
Fantastic work :)

Peter Pinckney
02-25-2008, 01:02 AM
This has to be one of the finest pieces we have seen in Art Rage. Bravo, Rick


02-25-2008, 01:28 AM
Very professionally done Rick,superb clarity and exact edging...very good work,excellent colouring...master stuff.......Jack.

D Akey
02-25-2008, 03:15 AM
Yup. Time to crush some grapes and make some hay.

02-25-2008, 03:42 AM
your going to have a hard time toping this one
well maybe not. this is great

02-25-2008, 05:45 AM
WOW,, Gee, thanks you guys..

02-25-2008, 05:50 AM
It is, indeed, one incredible piece.

02-25-2008, 11:39 AM
Perfect rendering ! Impressive that you did this in AR. Bravo !!

02-25-2008, 03:03 PM
But, I have no clue how this could be done in AR. Can anyone offer a tip or two? Rick? It looks like a vector drawing.

D Akey
02-25-2008, 03:19 PM
Speculating only:

No idea how Rick did it, but I could see doing the big white reflections with stencils and the air brush.

Another way might be for doing the big white reflection, there are French curves that could be used to erase back an airbrush gradient-like tone. So spray, align the curves and erase?

But I am only guessing. It does look like it was done in a different program. So I guess we're still learning what can be done. Rick has broken through big time with this one.

I'm most curious to hear also.

02-25-2008, 05:15 PM
Truly it was all done in artrage with no stencils.. I use lots of layers and lots of patience.. The large white reflection was shot on a seperate layer. with the airbrush size set at 500.. Very low output, and two passes.. When I am happy with the effect, I trim to the shape I want with an eraser set at 1 in size for the outline, then clean up the rest with a larger eraser.. Most all of this piece was done in that manor.. I combine the layers as I finish a feature.. In the end I have four or five layers.. It takes time to work this way.. I probably have 40 hours in this piece.. Hope this kind of answers the Artrage question.. I'm retired and have plenty of time and really enjoy this kind of painting.. Oh, and on the right side of the glass where the wine is dark and gradients to light, I use a seperate layer, lay in the color I want (in this case using chalk at about 300 wide) then I use a 500 wide eraser set to very low power to back erase and feather and gradieate.. I used all of the artrage tools on thjis with the exception of the crayon.. Thanks for the wonderfull comments..

02-25-2008, 06:07 PM
Thanks, Rick, for that explaination. Thought maybe there were tools I knew nothing about! What do you think about Xara Xtreme for something like this? Bet you could do it in five hours or less. Anyway, great job.

02-25-2008, 06:21 PM
Wow, I dont know how could you paint like this. Just, I can say...fantastic and great work.

02-25-2008, 06:22 PM
Bob, hate to sound like a dodo, but what is Xara Xtreme?

02-25-2008, 06:45 PM
what is Xara Xtreme?

You can't be a dodo if you're using Artrage. XX is a vector graphics program that is meant to do images like this one you did. I've thought seriously about getting it myself.

02-25-2008, 07:36 PM
What beautiful refreshing color and nice angle. It's fun to watch under 2x magnification. Like having many images in one. Such control. :D :D

02-26-2008, 02:18 AM
Thanks Bob... I think I'll stick with Artrage for now..

02-26-2008, 08:35 AM
Dear Rick, it is too good, makes me a little green, what a steady painter you are, just beautiful, i have a feeling you could put a stick and a rock together and make it look like that !!!

02-26-2008, 09:10 AM
LOL.. Thank you Lee..

02-26-2008, 11:19 AM
I can see this gracing the cover box for ArtRAge 3 :D :D

excellent stuff man :D

02-26-2008, 11:28 AM
wow, that is simply amazing, look's so terrifying real :shock:

02-26-2008, 02:20 PM
My first words seeing this. NO WAY! But...well, speechless Rick! I almost want to say impossible. But I can't say that.