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10-23-2011, 03:27 AM
Based on a Conte stick sketch by Peter Caldwell from his book 'Draw Boats and Harbours'

L Skylar Brown
10-23-2011, 04:27 AM
Super work - Not familiar with the source, but this stands on its own.

D Akey
10-23-2011, 07:27 AM
Very picturesque, like cards as you mentioned in your last one as well. It's a gentle vignette feel owing to it feeling like I needn't look left or right to see more. And you've got soft, idyllic, iconic imagery. You painted it and staged it very well indeed. Bravo! You're on a roll. :):):):):)

10-23-2011, 07:32 AM
That's quite accomplished. Very nice.

10-23-2011, 10:15 AM
Yes, I saw this book on Amazon (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51hQLsm6KRL._SS500_.jpg). Nice colour work. Although the original image shows a bit more depth in colour values. I think it could be a bit post processed with gray layer set to color burn mode.

10-23-2011, 11:22 AM
beautiful work...great details and accurate drawing and colors...:):)

10-23-2011, 11:03 PM
Beautiful painting:)

10-23-2011, 11:42 PM
Many thanks to Skylar, D Akey, Byroncallas, gxhpainter, Strandy and coops for your kind messages.

Strandy, I agree that the original artist has used lighter and darker shades of the grey-scale with his black conte stick but had I have wanted my painting to look that dark, then I would have painted it so.

Furthermore, as a relative newcomer to ArtRage, the term 'post processing with gray layer set to colour burn mode' means very little to me.


10-24-2011, 12:19 AM
A real keeper

10-24-2011, 12:33 AM
... the term 'post processing with gray layer set to colour burn mode' means very little to me.


No problem Tony. Sorry for the term, I used. After I reread it, I agree, it shouldn't sound so cryptic. I referred to a very good tutorial from Juz about darkening / lighting certain areas in the image without changes to overal level of contrast / brightness. You will find it here:


10-24-2011, 12:40 AM
Thanks Strandy, much appreciated.

10-24-2011, 01:45 AM
Very very nice Tony, great job:):):):)

10-24-2011, 09:13 PM
Dear Tony, this is really great!

10-24-2011, 09:39 PM
Earle, Pat and Caesar, many thanks for looking and your kind comments.
Best wishes to you all.


Mike Severoff
10-24-2011, 09:56 PM
I like it, bravo