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02-09-2010, 03:34 PM
I thought I’d do my experiments all in this thread.
I installed PSE 8 for the Mac the day before AR3 came out
so I’m learning stuff in that program also.

PSE6 which came with my graphics tablet,
continually crashed, so I mostly learned to trash Pref.plists,
and Repair installations, with it! :D

This first was a simple play with the Roller presets and Tria colours.
Then I used it to create a colour palette using pixelate (Sweedie’s method).
As the Flaming Pear Freebies plug-in set AR3 crashing,
I figured I would try that out in PSE8 as well.

And the result is the second one.

02-09-2010, 06:30 PM
Hink, these colors are bursting with energy. Very nice paintings and pattern!

D Akey
02-09-2010, 06:58 PM
Came out great!!!! I love them. The second one is so much like colored glass.

02-09-2010, 09:30 PM
I like them both but the second one is amazing. :)

02-10-2010, 01:01 AM

02-10-2010, 11:09 AM
Thanks, Evart,

The first is not much of a painting, but I liked the colours I used, so I turned it into a colour palette and experimented with that. :D

And hey, I found your site on ImageKind and bookmarked it.:)

02-10-2010, 11:48 AM
Hey D. Akey, Thank you.

The "like colored glass" stirred my memory, of a magical day last September, when the late afternoon sun hit the glass-topped coffee table and glass bowl holding several coloured glass
fishing net floats, various forms of seashells, and silvery-coated reflective stones on the bottom with a sapphire blue glass plate on top.

Everything seemed to be reflected on the table top and back into the terrarium, including the gold surround of the pellet stove door, the fish-shaped green pottery ashtray on the table, and the red cat blanket on the sofa.

And all 3 sets of batteries for my camera were dead!
So I sat on the floor, just taking it all in,
knowing the sun would never quite hit those same angles again.

And just maybe that's what I was trying to create a semblance of. :)

02-10-2010, 11:59 AM
Hey, Coops.
I like experimenting, but I never remember
afterwards exactly what steps I took,
so this time I made notes for myself. :D:D:D

02-10-2010, 12:01 PM
Thanks, Alexandra,

Hopefully your speaking of the second one,
not the first! :D:D:D

02-20-2010, 10:17 AM
A SWIM IN THE GLOOP STREAM -Variations on a Theme

The first painting was totally done in AR3 using the gloop pen. I figured it would be a good one for experimenting on with PSE8 filters and FX.

Okay, so if most of you are experienced users of Photoshop, please excuse me, but this is all new to me! :D

Second one is with paint daubs -sparkle.

02-20-2010, 10:31 AM
A Swim in the Gloop Stream fx2a is No.3
trying out I think either blue glass or blue plastic fx.

A Swim in the Gloop Steam fx5 is No. 4
using accented edges on GS 1

02-20-2010, 10:42 AM
Decided to use A Swim in the Gloop Stream fx5 for further experiments.

A Swim in the Gloop Stream fx6 is No 5
Switched layers on this one, using red plastic fx on top layer.

And ...A Swim in the Gloop Stream fx6a is No 6
Went back to fx5 and tried another fx.

02-20-2010, 10:55 AM
So now it's late at night,
and I just went wild and piled fx on fx.
(I had not yet realized, that I could enable a History palette!)

Some cancelled each other out, others
created interesting additions, culminating in fx6c.

I fondly think of this as:
Snoopy on his flying saucer-carpet,
taking a spin around the Cosmos,
as he checks on all his food dishes.

02-20-2010, 11:40 AM
Great going Hin. Beautiful work!:)

02-20-2010, 08:35 PM
Hey Alexandra,
Thanks for taking a look and your nice comment. :)

02-20-2010, 09:25 PM
Really nice variations on a theme Hinket.:):) Would be nice to pick a set of three and have one frame with a mount (in the right colour) for each like this one

02-22-2010, 08:54 AM
Hey Juz, Thank you, and thanks for the cool idea, and the link.

I was hoping they would let you upload a painting file, for them to print out and then scan it to a hi-res and larger size to send as a file back to me. But no.

I will have to see if there is any outfit yet in Canada that will do just that. There was an outfit in Victoria, but they no longer seem to offer that, either.

02-22-2010, 08:59 AM
Some great images and techniques.

02-22-2010, 10:45 AM
I'm pleased you took a look, Jibes.

Before I replied, I clicked on your link and stayed to listen to some of your music, and when I finally came back on the forum, I had been logged out.:D:D:D

02-22-2010, 11:29 AM
Hey hinket,some very interesting results,some of your plastic/glass effects almost look cellular as well.:)

02-23-2010, 10:22 AM
Hey SCP,

That "cellular" had me stumped for a while. :)
Finally decided it had nothing to do with cell phones, or small rooms or compartments, but cells in the scientific sense, that make up life in any form. :D:D:D

Anyway, thanks for taking a look and leaving that comment. Got me thinking. :cool:

05-16-2010, 08:37 AM
Just found my thread, so I've added this one.

The Whole Yard

First painting for a while I’ve actually finished!

After 3 afternoons of mowing the foot-high buttercups and dandelions of the paths around my rhododendrons, azaleas, spireas, weigelas,
hydrangeas and forsythias,
as well as the flowering fruit trees area,
I imported PS brushes, to throw some paint from
W & N Watercolor set to create this:
my senses impression of the whole thing.

It was fun to play again. :D:D:D
Things may not be exactly as shown. :p

05-16-2010, 08:45 AM
Crystal Variations

Yesterday, I downloaded and installed Juz's Crystal stickers,
and had a play with them.

Felt I needed the play after spending several hours doing a
thorough wash and soft toothbrush details scrub of the car. :p
Don't think that's what inspired me. :D:D:D

05-16-2010, 08:55 AM
Abstractedly Gloop

And later, some random gloop pen doodles. :)

05-16-2010, 10:40 AM
Sometimes artrage fun equals great work and you have made some great abstracts in my opinion Hin. I really enjoyed viewing them.:)

05-17-2010, 05:49 PM
I'm glad you enjoyed them, Alexandra,
and I appreciate your commenting on them. :)

05-17-2010, 08:40 PM
You cooked up great recipes in these experiments!

05-18-2010, 03:51 PM
Thank you, Caesar.

Interesting analogy, cause when I cook or bake,
I never just follow the recipe, but use my own instincts
as to what will taste good together.
(But one of the ingredients is always love.) :D

05-18-2010, 03:56 PM
A sticker I created from a sketch was used for this one,
as a simple experiment. :)

05-19-2010, 01:48 AM
Beautiful, imagination provoking, eyecatching, singing creation hinket.

05-19-2010, 05:09 PM
Wow! What a lovely comment, AT-TA. :):):):):)

05-19-2010, 08:15 PM
These are great Hinket, each one says something different to me. I love them all:)

05-20-2010, 02:52 PM
I am pleased you took a look, Coops, thank you. :)

05-20-2010, 03:01 PM
To Be Perfectly Frank

I was thinking of a co-worker, who gave me a lot of support
when I first started work.

Whenever a dispute would get heated amongst the men,
he’d walk around and sing “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles”
with a big, saucy grin on his face. And you would know exactly
what his reference was! I found it interesting to note that just
that slight reference would calm the guys down, and put them
into a humorous frame of mind. :p

Frank was also a smoker, (and probably still is!), and it seems
rather amusing that I was trying out Flyashy’s Smoke sticker. :D:D:D

Other than that, the painting doesn’t mean a thing, just me,
trying “What if I move the stylus this way, with a squiggle
to it there,
or twirl it here and then make wave movements? etc.” :D

05-20-2010, 03:48 PM
So many beautiful images and effects in this thread Hinket Wow :eek::cool::eek:

I was just reading about giclee inks and printing techniques on silk fabric (rayon and other fabrics too). Theres only a couple of places in the world that offer it currently but when it comes down to user level most of these designs would make gorgeous silks. :):)

Mike Severoff
05-20-2010, 06:22 PM
The bottom picture, this fantastic sphere of emotions, very much it was pleasant to me!

05-21-2010, 03:11 AM
fantastic one question are all the little faces I see self portrait's by design or by chance :confused:

05-21-2010, 03:48 PM
Thank you, Juz.

Ahh, silk. Yup, that last one would give a lovely, shimmery
effect on silk. I could see myself wearing those colours. :)

Interesting ideas you have. :cool:

McKlay, Thank you, I'm pleased you took a look
and enjoyed it. :)

Eighty+, Thanks. Little faces? In the last painting,
I see flowers opening up, leaflets, flower buds, and even
some iPod ear buds. No faces, no self-portraits. So any faces
have shown up purely by chance. :D:D:D

06-11-2010, 04:43 PM
Testing the Waters

Symbolic, imaginary, straight from the heart,
though still playing with AR tools. :)

Mairzie Dotes
06-11-2010, 06:00 PM
I truly do not know where to begin to respond to this wonderful
collection. All are amazingly beautiful in style, creativity and design.

Some, enlightening ... some, delightful eye candy ... some, thought
provoking and some, well, some are just plain "Gloop-a-licious."

Quite a captivating gallery and exceptionally well painted all. :)

06-13-2010, 07:01 AM
Hey Mairzie,

Thank you for the generous comment!
I'm happy you took a thoughtful look
at all of them. :D:D:D

06-13-2010, 11:54 AM
These are beautiful Hin! I almost missed your thread-and what a pity it would have been. I have enjoyed your art.:)

06-14-2010, 11:34 AM
Yup, a pity for me, as I like getting your comments, Alexandra. :)

I appreciate you taking the time to look,
especially if you are still on Dial-up! :p

07-06-2010, 10:25 AM
Lighten Up

Almost looks like something.... if you stand far enough away! :p

I wanted to create some presets for some imported watercolour
brushes, and this is the result of my experiments.
I was trying for the same look of Someonesane’s
tweaked brush in this post:
and never quite got there.

I suspect it would have been a lot simpler to just ask
Someonesane if he’d be willing to share that preset. :D:D:D

07-07-2010, 12:01 AM
Hinket thats a marvel. I love it and can see so much in it and others will see what they want to see too. I see an oriental scene with a geisha and a Samuri on horseback. Its wonderful.:)

07-07-2010, 01:02 AM
Stunning painting! I absolutely love it! I'm eager to have a look to Your presets!

07-07-2010, 09:33 AM
Thanks, Coops,

That is somewhat similar to how I saw it first of all. Then, looking at the larger Tiff painting, I noticed the two bright blue eyes next to the man's chest, and then saw the hat, and so seemed to see a young, slim Queen Elizabeth holding up her new Blackberry phone!:D:D:D
Apparently she was presented with one when she toured the R.I.M. plant
here in Canada.:)

07-07-2010, 09:48 AM
Hey Caesar,
Thank you. :)

I tried to upload the presets, but they were all way bigger than the 48.8 Kb allowed, and were refused.
So, I took some screen shots of the Spray Variation settings for the
first 5 brushes I had created presets for.
Hope that will do. :):o:D

They're in "Hin's Sticker Chest" thread in the Art Supplies Forum.
And there's a link to the brushes themselves.

07-07-2010, 10:01 PM
I guess so. Thank You anyway for the attempt, dear mate!

Mairzie Dotes
07-08-2010, 07:27 PM
"Lighten Up" is a perfect title for this piece because my first impression
was that of high spirits and delight. Love the expressive mix of joyful
colors, what I might describe as a ... confetti celebration of the mind.
Love this! :)

07-11-2010, 09:14 AM
Ahhh, Mairzie,

You picked up on the feelings I had while
I was playing around with this painting,
and trying to infuse that feeling,
and then laughing at myself
and telling myself to lighten up. :D:D:D

07-11-2010, 07:50 PM
Had to come back to look at this again Hinket, it totally fascinates me. Each time I look at it I see something else. MORE please:)

07-13-2010, 02:37 PM
How generous, Coops, to comment again.:D:D:D

Thank you.

07-13-2010, 05:42 PM
Wow i like it. fantastic work:)

07-14-2010, 03:50 PM
Thank you, Sabena,

I'm happy you liked it, and commented! :D:D:D

07-14-2010, 05:17 PM
This is so beautiful, full of summer glow, joy and trust. Admirable work, hinket.

07-17-2010, 03:32 PM
Thank you very much for your comment, AT-TA. :):):)

Tried to answer sooner but was unable to connect to the ArtRage Forums for a day or so. The connection kept being dropped. :p:D

10-11-2010, 12:54 PM
Jacktar’s Grass Bust

I was experimenting with Jacktar’s grass sticker,
and it just grew into this. :D

Then yesterday, I started rooting around in the AR 2.5 stencils,
and when I came across Jack’s Sea, Ship, and Sky stencils,
I thought “Oh, of course!”

So, for the moment, I’ll assume that this is my inner vision of Jacktar.
Maybe tomorrow, I’ll change my mind. :p

(If he’d made a bronze sticker, this could’ve been a Bronze Bust.):cool:

10-11-2010, 01:15 PM
Fuzz Bunny Tree Triptych

I used Juz's Monster sticker to create a Fuzz Bunny,
which I turned into a sticker, and then used it as a brush. :)
It became a demo picture in my stickers thread.

Yesterday, as I took the dog for a walk, a small breeze
seemed to keep pace with me, swirling through the trees
and sending a cascade of leaves swirling and whispering
to the ground.

So I played around again, and turned the differing versions into a triptych.

Just simple stuff, haven't had the time to paint much,
or comment even, but I do take some time to look at everyone's paintings, almost every day. However, my admiring comments are all in my mind! :D:D:D

Mairzie Dotes
10-11-2010, 11:25 PM
Both paintings present imaginative ways to use stickers. There are
so many great sticker choices to jump start the creative juices with
application ideas. Love the "ship" background and added compass
medallion on "Grass Bust" (A ship captain should always know where
he is going!) as well as the lovely fall inspired "Tree Triptych" grouping. :)

10-12-2010, 12:31 AM
It's a wonderful gallery with stylish and very good works and ideas!

10-12-2010, 04:05 PM
Hey Mairzie,

Thank you for taking a look,
with your usual insightful comment.

Funny, when I added the compass,
my thought was "Cause Jacktar always
knows where he's going, whether it's in
the past, or the future." :cool:

10-12-2010, 04:13 PM
Hey Caesar, you gave my spirits a nice lift
with your generous comment. :D

Know that I always admire your paintings,
even if I don't have the time to comment!

10-12-2010, 04:23 PM
SeaSong - Harmony

I did not have anything in mind when I started this,
just playing around,
so it may not be finished.

Mairzie Dotes
10-15-2010, 11:42 AM
Hey Mairzie,

Thank you for taking a look,
with your usual insightful comment.

Funny, when I added the compass,
my thought was "Cause Jacktar always
knows where he's going, whether it's in
the past, or the future." :cool:

In that case would you happen to have an extra compass for me?
I have not much of an idea where I am going but ... "due forward"
sounds like a good location to aim for. ;) :)

The title, "Sea Song" seems to define the intent of this artful
expression. It softly flows with delicate, velvety undertones of
warm colors and intriguing images, some that defy logic ... though
a dreamer would understand the inspiration and appreciate the
melody that this most beautiful piece gently sings. So wondrously
surreal this is! :)

10-15-2010, 08:21 PM
I really like the new abstract Hinket. Very nice.... the textures and shapes are very pleasing and it's an interesting and different piece that seems very successful and holds its own in the abstract genre. enjoy seeing your paintings again.

10-15-2010, 08:49 PM
This is a truly artpiece gallery! I'm therefore a little ashamed to enter my funny works too in this gallery and aside Your marvels, dear mate!
I find also Your last work excellent and original!

10-18-2010, 04:03 PM
Ahhh, Mairzie, Poets always steer from the heart, do they not?
And that compass sets a truer course than any compass I could
possibly give you. :):):)
"Due forward, avoid rocks and shallows, and steady as she goes."
Okay, I've just hit the limit of my nautical terms.:D:D:D

What a marvelous comment, Mairzie.
Do you write prose as well? That is, I'm wondering, have you
written any books?

I love how your words effortlessly flow, when read.
And I was thinking how much I'd enjoy reading a book
that had that flow to it. :cool:

10-18-2010, 04:11 PM
I'm really pleased you took a look, GZ, and that you liked it. :)

And how kind you are with your comment. :D:D:D

10-18-2010, 04:19 PM
What a gallant (and somewhat mischievous!)
man you are, Caesar. :D:D:D

Thank you, I fully appreciate your comment. :cool:

Mairzie Dotes
10-19-2010, 06:00 PM
Ahhh, Mairzie, Poets always steer from the heart, do they not?
And that compass sets a truer course than any compass I could
possibly give you. :):):)
"Due forward, avoid rocks and shallows, and steady as she goes."
Okay, I've just hit the limit of my nautical terms.:D:D:D

What a marvelous comment, Mairzie.
Do you write prose as well? That is, I'm wondering, have you
written any books?

I love how your words effortlessly flow, when read.
And I was thinking how much I'd enjoy reading a book
that had that flow to it. :cool:

How gracious you are, thank you! I do have my moments of prose and
poetic inspiration but these moments of composing usually surface
without fair warning. Any musing that might cross my mind's path could
be the inspirational spark, even that "rock" that you mentioned above
could prompt me to write because it just may represent a strong emotion
or even a newly found metaphorical gem that is now catching the first
rays of sunlight. How it dazzles and why it's beauty has been overlooked
for so long by others is the puzzle for ... some unassuming rocks in the
rough may be rare treasures indeed and well worth the discovery.

Smooth sailing and land ho my friend! :)

11-13-2010, 06:38 PM
Autumn Patch

Just a play with colours and brushes. :)

Specifically, the ModelMaster Artist Acrylic colours set,
and one of the particle brushes.

When I first did the painting, it reminded me of autumn
colours in my area of the hills and woods.
It actually looks better the further away you are from
the screen. :D:D:D

I wasn’t sure if I should post it, but I found the colour
combination appealing, and hoped that others might also.
And now I find that my barberry bush has turned the
exact same pinkish colour that’s in the painting. :cool:

11-13-2010, 06:45 PM
Gone For A Ride

This may be a small memorial for my late brother-in-law, who
would put on his baseball cap, and on his electric scooter, head
down the ramp and set off on a tour of his neighbourhood. :)

And, possibly also may be for my late brother, who would put
on his motorcycle helmet, and on his Honda Shadow, tear off
down the highway to Spokane. :)

The loop-de-loop lines took about 5 seconds. The rest of it
took a lot longer, with the taillight and my signature taking
the most time, and periods of staring to see what was still
missing, taking up the rest.

First time using the ink pen, and the thick and thin preset
is pretty cool!

Mairzie Dotes
11-23-2010, 12:42 PM
Was thinking all day of painting only the essence shades of Autumn
but relieved that I didn't because "Autumn Patch" says it all.The sparkling
array of colors are all here. The dappled splashes remind me of falling
leaves on a breezy day, just lovely and ... "Gone For A Ride" warmly
relates affectionate and happy moments of shared friendship and much
fun ... love the style. Well expressed and painted! :)

11-23-2010, 04:33 PM
Wonderful color and expression Hin!:)

11-24-2010, 06:02 AM
Hey Mairzie,

That should not stop you from doing your own unique version!

Your insightful comment about the second painting had me suddenly remembering that my brother and my brother-in-law had been friends at one time, even for a time working as roofers for the same company, when times were tough in their own occupations.
That must be why I linked them to the same painting. :)

Anyway, thank you so much. :):):)

11-24-2010, 06:03 AM
Thank you, Alexandra. :):):)

11-25-2010, 09:53 PM
All very nice. I particularly like the last scooter drawing.
It's so masterfully artistically conceived and it reminds me of the first scooters created right here in Italy just after the II WW, the Vespa and the Lambretta, both very popular and competing with each other defining a sort of boundary between the two Italians armies loving either of the two, a dualistic rivalry that occurred quite often here also before for the bike greatest champs (Bartali, Coppi), racing cars (Alfa Romeo, Maserati) etc.

11-27-2010, 05:41 AM
Hey Caesar,

Thank you for your generous comment. I appreciate it. :):):)

Did a search on Vespa scooters to see what they looked like.
Turns out there's a motorcycle dealer in the city that sells
them. Pretty cool! And expensive! Not sure I would want
to ride them in the snow, though.

When I lived in northern part of the province,
I had a Yamaha 80 enduro, which was fun to ride. :D:D:D
Let a teenage boy use it, who damaged it a bit, and so it
got taken apart and locked in the basement. :p

Okay Caesar, I've removed the offending modern Vespa!:D

Photo below of Classic Vespas, from the WikiMedia Commons,
is by Kyle Thompson, Perth, Australia.

11-27-2010, 07:54 AM
What a wonderful thread to browse through Hinket! Thank you and congratulations.

11-27-2010, 04:36 PM
Hmmm.... Not sure what the congratulations were for,
but, what the heck, I'll accept them anyway! :D:D:D

Thanks, Sketchism

12-01-2010, 05:46 PM
the first image has a very nice, soft feeling, well done..:).

12-01-2010, 06:40 PM
I only had a chance to run through the thread quickly. But I loved a lot of your creative expression and designs. I'm going to come back and spend more time with your thread so I can really do it justice. Terrific stuff. I'll be back.

12-01-2010, 06:54 PM
Hinket, love to see your thread. I really love the modern art moped with the pen tool. It's very whimsical and completely enjoyable and it probably sprang out a deep love for those people as well. Good to see you adding to this great thread.
Great to see Byron popping in as well. :eek: :)

12-02-2010, 10:22 PM
Dear Hink,
actually I was referring to end of '50ies and '60ies scooters, when that motorbike concept started and it was in Italy and they were very cheap compared to other motorbikes that in Italy had and mostly still have names (and racing sport fame) such as Guzzi, Ducati and others, even later on, like Aprilia or MV Agusta, which, with BMW were in the '60ies a reference for Japanese industry too entering that business with Honda, Yamaha and Kawasaki.
They had a great popularity also in the rest of Europe and elsewhere.
In the old movie American Graffiti You may already find one of the characters who was a vespa rider, even if in US big cars were cheap and widespread and motorbykes too were huge, comfortable and quite placid animals to drive.

12-03-2010, 04:46 PM
Thank you, Waheednasir, I appreciate you taking a look. :)

12-03-2010, 04:50 PM
Byroncallas, glad to see you back on the forums,
and hope you will be back to look.
Thank you. :)

12-03-2010, 04:55 PM
And so, Caesar, I changed the photo to one of some older Vespas! :D:D:D

Oh, and feel free to call me Hin.
Hink is the male version of my name. :p

12-03-2010, 05:03 PM
Hey GZ, and I'm happy to see you posting
and back on the forum, too! :):):):):):):)

Thank you, your comments always mean a lot to me.

12-03-2010, 05:07 PM
i missed most of the images earlier, i see them now, very interesting and i enjoyed the tour..:).
lively thread!.

12-03-2010, 05:21 PM
Not Quite Black and White - Crayon Abstract

This was to be an experiment with the Peter Pinckney
and GZ crayons and wide pencil tools. (And it was in colour).
Each time I got to the pencil part I managed to crash AR.

This painting irritated me, not just because of the crashes,
but also because it makes me think of a somewhat blurry

When I saw Mairzie's post with the calendar X-Ray photos,
I laughed, and decided to go ahead post this painting.:D

Mairzie Dotes
12-05-2010, 01:13 AM
"Not Quite Black and White" does seem to elude an xray. It might hint
of a woman seated in a pensive position, deep in thought. The glittery
silver chained neck adornment in particular is exceptionally well painted ...
it looks real and the blue moonstone jewel adds a touch of mystery of
the piece. Am wondering if your painterly fluoroscope were turned up
to the infinity setting, her wishful heart might also be exposed? Does Art
Rage have a "Peekaboo" brush? ;) Well painted. :)

12-05-2010, 05:04 PM
Thanks, Waheed,
I'm pleased you enjoyed the rest of them. :D

12-05-2010, 05:37 PM
Thanks, Mairzie,

Seems multidimensional, with the greater self
blending with the human woman.
And so, everything may be more transparent.
And the blue star gradually brings it more into focus. :cool: :D

Then again, might be a pregnant woman who needs
protection from X-Rays! :eek: :D

If you're interested, Mairzie:

Jewelry: Sticker I made from MP Jewel sticker and Shiny Bauble sticker, altered and Opacity 21%, and
Chain: my Design 4 (see my sticker chest thread in Art Supplies)
in Sticker Sprayer using Design 4 bracelet preset, (* no shadow)
Size 6% or adjust to suit, Colour: gray R, G, B all 148, opacity 21%, Blend mode: Dissolve.

12-05-2010, 09:06 PM
What an interesting painting Hinket, so much to imagine in this one. Well done:)

12-08-2010, 06:12 PM
Hey Coops,

Thank you for your encouraging comment. :D

12-24-2010, 06:44 PM
Those an arts from the heart! :D

12-25-2010, 05:02 PM
Why thank you, Eldercaddy,
and welcome to the ArtRage forums. :)

05-22-2011, 04:34 AM
Spring-Full MoonSpell

Just fooling around in AR2.5, with the AR3.08 coloured crayon painting start of “Not Quite Black and White”.

Finally realized that AR3.08 handles backgrounds different from how AR2.5 does, and I really wanted to play with Peter’s and GZ’s wide pencil. So, hauling AR2.5 out of the cobwebs, I did, play, that is. The original AR3.08 painting was 6000 by 4800 pixels at 88MB, and the finished AR2.5 painting ended up at 371.7MB. Whew! The 500% pencil is not all that wide at that size of painting!

(Used crayons, duplicate layer-blend difference, eraser and wide pencil, duplicate layer-blend colour, and wide pencil, and then the Mac’s Preview Colour Adjust tool on the Tiff version.)

Oh, and a big “Thank you” to those of you who shared your March Full Moon photos. Though the evening here was clear, no clouds, no rain, and I went out every fifteen minutes or so, I just did not see the large full moon! Well, okay, the sun is rising in a different position in the sky this spring, so I guess the moon is also, and may well have been hidden by the hillside and mountains. Or so I tell myself....:D

Mairzie Dotes
05-25-2011, 10:07 PM
Though moons can be moody in it's appearances, an after dark teaser
to be sure, this painting reminds me of a soft moonlit sky with subtle
hints of warm spring breezes ... or could those delicate reflections be
drifting moonbeams that glint throughout the lush folds of night's
undulating palette. Quite magical and well painted! :)

05-26-2011, 12:51 AM
So rich and beautiful Hin, love them all.:):):):):)

05-27-2011, 07:59 AM
Thank you, Mairzie
I quite enjoy reading your lyrical prose, every time you comment! :)

Hey Alexandra,
Thanks for your encouragement and the :):):):):):):)

05-27-2011, 07:02 PM
I like the last one in particular. Nice to see You back!

05-29-2011, 04:01 PM
Thank you, Caesar.

And I'm glad you're still here! :D:D:D

05-30-2011, 06:19 AM
hinket, love this work:):);)

05-30-2011, 07:10 AM
You have some really super paintings here Hin:):)

05-31-2011, 12:43 PM
Whoa! Another comment. :D:D:D
Thank you, Pat.

Hey Mannafig,
Thanks for your generous comment. :):):)