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fraser_paice
01-31-2012, 09:34 AM
Trying some new things. Thanks to Someonesane for the sponge sticker.

nekodreams
01-31-2012, 11:37 AM
What lovely!!! This painting make me remember the Swan Lake. I specially like swans flying in sky. I like it :)

coops
01-31-2012, 11:39 AM
A very graceful painting Matey, :)

Alexandra
01-31-2012, 11:43 AM
Beautiful Neil!:):):):):)

Caesar
01-31-2012, 09:20 PM
You're tuning on Coops' harmonies, as far as I can see, although with Your own outstanding personality. Great job, dear Neal!

silvy
02-01-2012, 04:52 AM
Beautiful and harmonious:)

limey-g
02-01-2012, 08:00 AM
A really good painting, such grace in the swans, nice background.
Geoff

jibes
02-01-2012, 08:10 AM
Nice Swans! Nice scene with a great sky!
A bit of advice to you is since the mountains are in the distance I would soften the edges a little and then they would look more natural.

Saphire
02-01-2012, 08:12 AM
Beautiful.:D:D

fraser_paice
02-01-2012, 10:28 PM
Thanks all.
Neal I did that very thing mate, been bothering me for days until I 'saw' it..

screenpainter
02-01-2012, 10:38 PM
beautifully done Neal. I cannot get over the beauty and grace of those swans in flight. also loving the background sky.

D Akey
02-01-2012, 11:48 PM
Very fine painting. I must confess, I have never been a fan of the glitter tool for foliage. It reminds me of the old green spongy stuff that they used to mock up foliage in model railroads.

And when you paint the other stuff in a particularly nice watercolor fashion, and especially with the delicacy of the detailing in the birds, it's like that foliage part is false to the continuity of the picture's universe. But that's just me.

Those birds are great. Love the colors as well. Very rich as transparent watercolor is able to deliver. (. . . whether or not it was done with the watercolor tool, it has that kind of look).

Really nice, FP!

fraser_paice
02-02-2012, 01:24 AM
Thanks Albert.

Mr DAkey sir, I've been searching for a good way to do foliage and agree with you on the model railway thing, good simile. I'd started off with a sharp graphic design idea and it got influenced by some Watercolour instruction DVDs I found in a charity shop. Probably explains the half and half feel.
I think I may try it again with a purely watercolour feel... I use the Glitter tool and the Wet Blender with a touch of Blur Layer to get watercolour effects. It would probably be easier to learn to use the Watercolour tools but I enjoy a soupçon of anarchy with my art.