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  1. #11
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    Hi Stephen.... I called it "play" because it's fun! Work can be fun if you enjoy what you're doing...doesn't matter how difficult or challenging it may be. Ya know what I mean? :wink:
    "The one common element that I have discovered when studying master painters is that they were all 'students'." ~ Stephen Quiller

  2. #12
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    ive been away from the forum for a bit, i missed this one,

    wonderful rendition of a macaw
    Enchanter
    Draw what you see!....not what you think you see!!
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    We Must each think of ourselves as an endless work in progress ....Harley Brown

  3. #13
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    Thank you Enchanter. It was copied from a tutorial, so I have to give credit there! But I sure enjoyed painting it.
    "The one common element that I have discovered when studying master painters is that they were all 'students'." ~ Stephen Quiller

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    Hey Mary

    I just stumbled acros your work now.. I havent been back to the forums in sometime.

    Good work lass... I think its looking pretty good.. As far as calling it finished.. thats always a tough one.. i always suffer with that myself.. my last image i tried doing more and eventually started over working the image and my main focus just got lost.

    if there was something i would try (personaly) maybe detail the eye area.. so your eyes are drawn to that point .. making the viewer wanting to look at it closer..

    but again thats a personal thought.

    i think as is it certainly does the job.. Good work, two thumbs up

    roache

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    Thanks for the nice comments Roache. You said "my last image i tried doing more and eventually started over working the image and my main focus just got lost." ....and that is exactly what I was thinking when I posted my comment. Most of the time I overwork it! LOL It's a hard thing to learn...when to stop! Putting more detail around the eyes is a great suggestion! Thanks!
    "The one common element that I have discovered when studying master painters is that they were all 'students'." ~ Stephen Quiller

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by Mary
    I saw in a post somewhere that someone mentioned a "blender" tool.
    Perhaps you saw it in a conversation involving me. If that's the reference, we were talking about a completely different application called Blender, which is for 3D design and animation. Of course, there are fifty bezillion other meanings to the word 'blender' which you may have seen.
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    Howdy hey

    indeed so, one tends to just procrastinate on a piece for sometime.. however .. after giving the advice to know when to stop.. i have just delved right back into my last work again.. haha.. but im trying a slightly new technique. so will see if this helps it along..

    well do post up ur update if you do happen to give it ago.. i would like to see the progress.

    anyways.. check this out

    http://features.cgsociety.org/story_...?story_id=3165

    this is a tutorial by one of my favourite artists linda bergkvist. Anyways.. i think she mostly uses painter .. but in the end its the same thing ... you should have a look at her work.. (drool) its just amazing.. i want to just stop doing anything to do with art after looking at her work..

  8. #18
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    Thanks for posting that link Roache. Amazing realism in that tutorial. I'm not familiar with this artist, I will have to do some surfing to look at more of her work.
    "The one common element that I have discovered when studying master painters is that they were all 'students'." ~ Stephen Quiller

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