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Bacon41
02-23-2011, 11:43 PM
My attempt at Hanzz's excellent rose tutorial. Pencil drawing, Roller & palette knife for background, airbrush and many stencils for petals.

Tutorial here http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7103

MacPix
02-23-2011, 11:58 PM
Nice job! The rose is beautiful!

barnburner
02-24-2011, 02:13 AM
Excellent....well done! :)

Alexandra
02-24-2011, 02:55 AM
Beautiful!

byroncallas
02-24-2011, 03:49 AM
Terrific - downright beautiful. Well done. :):):):)

Caesar
02-24-2011, 03:56 AM
Hard to find a more proficient pupil for Hanzz then! It's an absolute marvel! A warm welcome and congratulations!

coops
02-24-2011, 05:41 AM
Welcome Bacon and oh my oh my what a beautiful flower you have created. Well done:)

Bacon41
02-25-2011, 01:11 AM
Thank you all for the kind words. I have been around here for a couple of years now, but don't get much of a chance to do much stuff with Artrage. It's always satisfying to finally get work completed and posted here.

pat1940
02-25-2011, 02:22 AM
Beautiful rose, Bacon, great job on the tools:):););)

Sketchism71
02-25-2011, 04:43 AM
Fantastic work and almost photo real! Would make a great greeting card!

mannafig
02-25-2011, 08:50 AM
WOW what a beautiful outcome it really is stunning:):)

L Skylar Brown
02-25-2011, 09:30 AM
Absolutely Gorgeous! A darkened bkg would enhanse it, tho.

Bacon41
02-26-2011, 12:34 AM
Thanks all for the wonderful encouragement. I have tried a different background just to see if it works or not. I'm not sure, but see what you think anyway.

Caesar
02-26-2011, 01:21 AM
I prefer tonally and texturally the last one, although I would perhaps chose a different hue range, not very uniform one, better contrasting with the rose pale pink.

L Skylar Brown
02-26-2011, 05:03 AM
I think if you just darken the orig bkg, it will work well. If the bkg is a sep layer, click on it, then go to edit, go to Adjust layer color, change the % of dark/bright. The preview window shows the result. When you're happy, hit save.

Bacon41
02-26-2011, 08:03 AM
Tried darkening the original background. Didn't want to go too far though as it started to look a little washed out.

L Skylar Brown
02-26-2011, 11:50 AM
I think you did well. See how your original colors harmonize, and now, drop behind the flower?

Bacon41
03-02-2011, 02:54 AM
Yes, thanks Skylar for the suggestion. If i had time I think I would prefer to redo the background completely using stronger, deeper colours as I think that the brightness alteration has left them looking washed out.