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    Here is something I was playing with the other night. Still not that great but I feel I'm making progress.


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    Personally I couldn't paint my way out of a paper bag. But a Wacom tablet is a great help when editing photos and I've read where artists say that after using one, they'd never go back to working with a mouse alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlmostThere View Post
    Personally I couldn't paint my way out of a paper bag. But a Wacom tablet is a great help when editing photos and I've read where artists say that after using one, they'd never go back to working with a mouse alone.
    It takes some practice to paint but I think anyone can do it. I been looking for a sketch pad but those things cost alot of money and I just don't sketch good enough to afford one. When I do sketch I do it on paper and then scan it in and color it. The above "painting" was free hand (no underlying sketch). My clouds are getting better but I have too much blue in this one. The grass is a green airbrush with noise added and then a motion blur to give it the illusion of blades of grass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    It takes some practice to paint but I think anyone can do it. I been looking for a sketch pad but those things cost alot of money and I just don't sketch good enough to afford one. When I do sketch I do it on paper and then scan it in and color it. The above "painting" was free hand (no underlying sketch). My clouds are getting better but I have too much blue in this one. The grass is a green airbrush with noise added and then a motion blur to give it the illusion of blades of grass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    Here is something I was playing with the other night. Still not that great but I feel I'm making progress.



    I'm guessing your couch pillows were smoldering and you set them out on the lawn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YupItsMe View Post
    I'm guessing your couch pillows were smoldering and you set them out on the lawn.
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    Something like that... I guess I could have taken the liquify tool to it and had a Dali moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    Something like that... I guess I could have taken the liquify tool to it and had a Dali moment.
    A man of many surprising talents but a bit of madness would produce wonders in your style !

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    ................................The Butterfly
    by Nikos Kazantzakis (1885-1957) from Zorba the Greek]

    I remember one morning when I discovered a cocoon in the back of a
    tree just as a butterfly was making a hole in its case and preparing
    to come out. I waited awhile, but it was too long appearing and I was
    impatient. I bent over it and breathed on it to warm it. I warmed it as
    quickly as I could and the miracle began to happen before my eyes,
    faster than life. The case opened; the butterfly started slowly
    crawling out, and I shall never forget my horror when I saw how its
    wings were folded back and crumpled; the wretched butterfly tried
    with its whole trembling body to unfold them. Bending over it, I tried
    to help it with my breath, in vain.
    It needed to be hatched out patiently and the unfolding of the wings
    should be a gradual process in the sun. Now it was too late. My
    breath had forced the butterfly to appear all crumpled, before its time.
    It struggled desperately and, a few seconds later, died in the palm of
    my hand.

    That little body is, I do believe, the greatest weight I have on my
    conscience. For I realize today that it is a mortal sin to violate the
    great laws of nature. We should not hurry, we should not be
    impatient, but we should confidently obey the external rhythm.

    "I sat on a rock to absorb this New Years's thought. Ah, if only that little butterfly could always flutter before me to
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    Something like that... I guess I could have taken the liquify tool to it and had a Dali moment.
    Hope you know I was just kidding. I tried this once and was awful at it. Yours is actually quite nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YupItsMe View Post
    Hope you know I was just kidding. I tried this once and was awful at it. Yours is actually quite nice.

    Yup.
    I figured you were kidding and thinks for the kind words. Keep trying the first times I tried at to paint was horrible but you can of get a better feel for things after a while.

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    I haven't watched South Park in a very long time, yet that was for some reason the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the picture. :o
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