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08-11-2007, 02:09 PM
1800x2400 @ 300dpi
Basic canvas

Phase one: Brush @ 20 pressure, 20 thinner, 100 loading, 100 size.

08-11-2007, 02:10 PM
Phase two: Knife @ first position, 0 pressure, 50 size.

08-11-2007, 02:11 PM
Phase three: Knife reduced to 10 size.

08-11-2007, 03:00 PM
Phase four: More of the same. (Subtle fine tuning or obsessing) :)

08-11-2007, 03:17 PM
Phase five: Same brush settings, knife at 200 size.

08-11-2007, 03:18 PM
Now on to layer two ... wish me luck. :)

08-11-2007, 04:00 PM
Phase six:
Brush at 100 size to lay in black areas then to 10 for peaks on right. (black on left will be bushes) Then brushed in purple areas. Knife at 10 size for blending beach.

08-11-2007, 04:33 PM
Layer three ...
Phase 7 ...

Basic Paper
Autumn Came Again grain

Chalk @ 1 pressure and 20 size.

08-11-2007, 04:54 PM
Probably should have mentioned ... I used a ruler stencil to mask off the horizon line.

08-12-2007, 12:16 AM
Nice! I have a question.

When you do that sky with the knife, do you use quick strokes, like when you fill in shadows, or do you meticulously plan every stroke?

08-12-2007, 01:35 AM
Basically, I use the knife to blend the seams between the colors with small circular strokes.

08-12-2007, 03:16 AM
Aaah. Now that I know that I am wondering if maybe you could get even better results on that sky if you gave that treatment not only to the seams?

08-12-2007, 03:36 AM
wonderful Rob - thanks for this WIP!

D Akey
08-12-2007, 05:47 AM
Hi Bob,

This is brilliant.

Only thing I would do is to integrate the sky and water a little because it looks cut out from not relating colorwise. And perhaps soften the edge a little.

Having said that, everything else is really first rate. That sky has really nice colors. Great sense of depth. And the scene looks like one photographers would frequent because of the 'natural' composition.

Very good. :D :D :D

08-12-2007, 05:54 AM
Thank you BF.

Thank you DA. Yes, I plan on bringing sky color into the water as it progresses and I'm still fiddling with the clouds. Glad you like it so far. :)

08-12-2007, 12:53 PM
Final touches are complete. I'll post what I hope is the end product in the Critique gallery.

08-15-2007, 01:37 AM
The stages were useful... will try out when i'm free and when i find some nice photo.... i still cant paint spontaneously :(

09-22-2007, 03:48 AM
That is amazing really nice. Great job. I thik it's amazing how painting's come together. Awsome job keep it up :)

09-22-2007, 04:01 AM
Thank you hockeyorca and welcome to our community. :)

09-22-2007, 05:46 PM
It's a great tool for learning how to put it all together.

10-06-2007, 08:00 AM
very well done Robert... :) those stages are so useful... :) I always paint spontaneously...totally on my mind... :) but sometimes I paint by tracing image... and sometimes by loading reference image...but usually I make them by myself on my head on my mind on my imagination but I liked your this tutorial so much...I'm pleased... :) All of us in this forum need to such those tutorials... :)
thanks so much... :)
regards from Turkey... :) :wink: