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Thread: Friends walking in the woods + version #2

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    Friends walking in the woods + version #2

    After leaving the ship on the recent trip we hopped over to the UK - well not hopped - we thought we'd try the 'Chunnel'. I had planned to meet for the first time an internet friend and also on my bucket list was to walk in an English wood once again. This painting is my take on doing both.

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    You know, this reminds me of someone who was on here when I started in 2006 called AgedP. He may still be around in other threads, but I couldn't tell ya. Anyway, the point is he's from England and was very proud of claiming to be from Middle Earth because he's where Tolkien lived. This painting rather reminds me of AgedP and Tolkien. And since I recall you said you were going back to Jolly Old Pip Pip Eh Wot on holiday, I though you might somehow find yourself in Middle Earth in general, and from this painting I would say you were in Hobbiton specifically.

    Fun image, Gane! The road goes ever on. . .
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    I was visiting West Yorkshire which is a couple of hours north of West Midlands which is where I think Tolkien lived at some point. All English woods are beautiful and I have some photos of very interesting Middle Earth type trees taken in these particular woods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enug View Post
    I was visiting West Yorkshire which is a couple of hours north of West Midlands which is where I think Tolkien lived at some point. All English woods are beautiful and I have some photos of very interesting Middle Earth type trees taken in these particular woods.
    Sorry, I wasn't thinking -- it's not Gane, rather it's Gune. . . which now suddenly sounds awful seen mis-spelled backwards then forwards and then pronounced. I feel compelled to spell it correctly the old fashioned way -- June which sounds lovely, or Enug, which sounds like your name from when you were painting in the ancient caves painting bison or something.

    So were you visiting the Yorkshire Dales then? I'll bet you have some inspiring photos for a painter indeed. Did you manage to hit Yorkshire when the weather was good? I understand the weather has been unusual this year in that part of the world.
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    No worries! I get so many variations with my surname that I'm used to it. My surname ends with a Z if it were an S there would be no problems - I'm sure that Z throws them.

    On this visit we didn't have time to visit the dales - my purpose in going to Yorkshire was solely to meet a friend I had known on a forum for several years. I wanted to spend the few precious days getting to know her better. However I have some lovely photos from a previous visit and now one comes to mind that I might look at again and see if I could possibly produce something that resembles that lovely scene.

    The weather was beautiful for the whole trip except the day we disembarked in Amsterdam and they had some sort of record rainfall for that day. A ten minute walk to the train station dragging our luggage had us drenched.

    A couple of greyish days in Yorkshire but the sun peeped thru and it was warm enough. After our walk in the woods we had lunch (bangers and mash with Yorkshire pudding) at was is officially the oldest pub in Britain.

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    Worked on this again with my new brush preset - I also blocked in some colours first - I'm much happier with this one.

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    I like the second one best, it's more a blended whole and puts the friends deeper in the forest.
    Last edited by hildee; 08-20-2014 at 11:57 PM.

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    2. version so much better.
    Before it looked like someone had been running around with a pair of scissors. Now it looks more dynamic with the branches and leaves going out over the path.
    It gives every thing a more natural look. The people walking down the path looks like someone who's actually supposed to be there. It's almost like you can see them walking further and further away

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    Thanks Hildee and Chinchi - yes, I feel much better about #2 and almost wished I hadn't posted #1 but it's all a learning process and I am learning by my mistakes.

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    It's almost like it's two completely different styles.
    But a good thing you posted both, I thing they show quite well how to get a park look #1 and a forest look #2
    #1 actually reminds me of the local botanical garden.

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