Page 5 of 108 FirstFirst ... 345671555105 ... LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 1074

Thread: Newcomer

  1. #41
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Jharkhand, India
    Posts
    639
    Quote Originally Posted by Rachelle View Post
    Yep, definitely, always pleasant to visit here. Very nice view!

    Your colors are smashing! so much Sun in these two recent paintings.
    Thanks for encouragement, shall improve further.

  2. #42
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Jharkhand, India
    Posts
    639
    Dewdrops on a rose petal
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	78 
Size:	305.1 KB 
ID:	85698  

  3. #43
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    24,587
    Delicate effect. Nice.
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

  4. #44
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Jharkhand, India
    Posts
    639
    Quote Originally Posted by D Akey View Post
    Delicate effect. Nice.
    Thanks sir, trying another one on dewdrops.

  5. #45
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Jharkhand, India
    Posts
    639
    Dewdrops, again! Any better this time?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	79 
Size:	173.2 KB 
ID:	85710  

  6. #46
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Matthews , NC
    Posts
    2,381

    Wonderful colors

    A lovely colorful arrangement of nicely painted trees.

  7. #47
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    24,587
    Nice. Believe it or not, water droplets are one of those things that one can do in around 4 or 5 steps. In breaking down the values you can control the illusion better without having to think about it too much once you know the trick.

    Attached is a link to a very formulaic Water droplet on a leaf that works. You may want to look at it. There are a lot of ways to do it, but if you can break down what's going on from this photo, you will always be able to achieve the result I think you're after.

    Think of it like a recipe for cooking. You do x, y and z and add seasoning in the proportion that enhances the basic food. You don't want to put in too much salt otherwise it becomes salty at the expense of the meat flavor or whatever. Similar with adding highlights and shadows.

    Check this out. It's pretty clear what's making it work. Look at the proportions for the different values and why is it shaped as it is. Notice too that the highlight is over an area of shadow because it makes it appear glassy from the contrast where a little bit goes a long way. You have it going, and you're on the right path, only a little bit of adjustment will help you I think and then you'll have it perfect. Your darks could go a little darker and it will help make it feel wetter.

    Hope this helps.

    http://visionwidget.com/images/2012/...torials-03.jpg
    Last edited by D Akey; 03-08-2015 at 07:23 AM.
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

  8. #48
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Jharkhand, India
    Posts
    639
    Quote Originally Posted by Marilyn Anne View Post
    A lovely colorful arrangement of nicely painted trees.
    Thanks for your kind words.

  9. #49
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Jharkhand, India
    Posts
    639
    Quote Originally Posted by D Akey View Post
    Nice. Believe it or not, water droplets are one of those things that one can do in around 4 or 5 steps. In breaking down the values you can control the illusion better without having to think about it too much once you know the trick.

    Attached is a link to a very formulaic Water droplet on a leaf that works. You may want to look at it. There are a lot of ways to do it, but if you can break down what's going on from this photo, you will always be able to achieve the result I think you're after.

    Think of it like a recipe for cooking. You do x, y and z and add seasoning in the proportion that enhances the basic food. You don't want to put in too much salt otherwise it becomes salty at the expense of the meat flavor or whatever. Similar with adding highlights and shadows.

    Check this out. It's pretty clear what's making it work. Look at the proportions for the different values and why is it shaped as it is. Notice too that the highlight is over an area of shadow because it makes it appear glassy from the contrast where a little bit goes a long way. You have it going, and you're on the right path, only a little bit of adjustment will help you I think and then you'll have it perfect. Your darks could go a little darker and it will help make it feel wetter.

    Hope this helps.

    http://visionwidget.com/images/2012/...torials-03.jpg
    Sir, you are right. Will take a while to learn the trick as you rightly put it. Thanks again. Meanwhile posting some more work I did this weekend for your observations.

  10. #50
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Jharkhand, India
    Posts
    639
    Water stream and waterfall
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	73 
Size:	229.1 KB 
ID:	85747   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	77 
Size:	292.3 KB 
ID:	85746  

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •