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Old 04 April 2006   #46
Great job everyone. I am the leader of the cheer group!

Hey Bill, how do you manage to keep those two windows (your ref image and your canvas) open at the same time in photoshop? No matter how much I try, am unable to do it.
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Old 04 April 2006   #47
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Old 04 April 2006   #48
And Ive started
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Old 04 April 2006   #49
DigitalSol. Thanks. Looking good!

Rebeccak. Thank you. Glad you like 'em .

pierceda. Thank ye.

zhuzhu. Nice final. congrats.


Here's my update...now I'm off to bed.

 
Old 04 April 2006   #50
zhuzhu, that's some great work, and done so quickly!

DigitalSol, the face is nicely built, I like the detail spent on the eye sockets.

Shawshank, looks like good blocking, it'll be interesting to see what directions we go with this piece.

Rebeccak, I like the texture you've started adding to the hat.


Had some more free time tonight, so I got some paint in there:

 
Old 04 April 2006   #51
Two Windows

Hey Queensoul,

In this case I'm using Corel Painter, not Photoshop, but it works in Photoshop too... you just open both pictures at the same time, make sure they are not maximized. If they are maximized, each picture will be filling the whole screen, and you'll only be able to see one or the other.

In the upper right corner of the frame you should see a pair of overlapping squares... click them to reduce the window for each picture. Make sure you click the ones INSIDE the Photoshop window, not the ones that are actually in the Photoshop toolbar. If you click the toolbar ones, your whole Photoshop window will shrink. If you click the ones INSIDE the photoshop window, just the open picture will shrink, but Photoshop will stay the same size.




You can shrink both open pictures like this, then click and drag the two sub-windows to the size and shape you want them to sit next to each other.




To make for a good reference, make sure the original and the copy have the same magnification. You can see the magnification as a little percentage number in the lower left corners of each separate picture window frame. Just click on that number and type in the number you want it to be. You can adjust the magnification to the size you want, then set the next window just like it.

(These notes are for Photoshop on a PC... on a Mac, the boxes might be in slightly different locations.. if you dont see them in the corners I've described, look in the opposite corners. But they are all there somewhere.)

I hope all this vague talk of boxes and windows makes sense... if I've totally botched the description and you have no idea what I'm talking about, let me know. It's actually pretty easy, just hard to explain in words.

And, on another note, this workshop is blowing my mind... every entry is excellent! I'll be back to mine tomorrow evening, hopefully I'll be able to catch up!
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Old 04 April 2006   #52
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Old 04 April 2006   #53
Always amazes me how quickly the quality work builds up here! Digitalsol This looks really tight so far, the attention to the eyes is really paying off.. will you be continuing the rest of the piece to such intricacy? Zhu gods I love your brush work! Rebecca Really love the warmth you have in your coloured version and can't wait to see you work some texture in. SaraD looking promising, your figure renderings are amazing, so am curious to see where this will lead! Aedilhum I think yours is my fave so far, love the textural quality and the colours of it, looks so much like thick, slathered on paint! Pierceda really liking the slap dash approach your early stuff has.. looks like you took a large dripping brush to the canvas! And billcunningham That is a rather useful tip.. i knew you could do something simiar in PS, but not in Painter.. thanks for that!

And on to my own update, this is such a fantastic exercise... I wouldn't have thought myself able to do something like this in photoshop! His foot was particularly fun to do.

EDIT: oops... should point out that the overlaid closeup is of my painting too, not the original, it's at 100% size.


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Old 04 April 2006   #54
Hey guys, mind if I join in?

I'm going to use this OFDW as gesture/value/colour practice and I combined the three in the below sketch. It was done in about 15 minutes.





 
Old 04 April 2006   #55
WOW Great job everyone. I did absolutely nothing yesterday after my training. Too tired! I will start tonight.

Sara - you have done a fantastic start and I pointed you out because that is the one I have picked and I like you because you are from Sweden. lol

Mal - Speaking on the forums behalf, you are more than welcome. If they let me a traditional artist in...

Sam - You amaze me with your talent. Are you sure you are not an artist? Just kidding!

pierceda - You too have picked the one I was going to work on.

Rebecca - Great Start!

Sol - You too are an amazing artist. So fast to get to a refined piece!

I have noticed over the last few OFDW everyone that has been participating has increasingly gotten more talented. Great job guys.
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Old 04 April 2006   #56
Thanks Aggie
Heres an update. Im gonna leave this one for now, and start on one of the others. Just to keep the flow, and not get into to much detail.
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Old 04 April 2006   #57
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Wow, guys, very very cool!

SaraD,

Finally! Great to see your WIP!

Aedilhum,

Nice update ~ very cool!

pierceda,

I'm liking your brushstrokes, they're a bit Sargent~like.

Zephyri,

Wow, hard to tell the difference between the original and your copy! Awesome work!!

Maladie,

Welcome back! It's great to see you in this OFDW as well! You are always welcome to join, as is anyone else who has the interest. Looking forward to your next steps!

aggie93,

Thanks for cheering!

Cheers,

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Old 04 April 2006   #58
My first step during a boring watercolor class. Next steps, fix up the drawing errors in photoshop. *waves at everyone. Bill thanks for your helpful hint. I know I can open up two images side by side, however if I start working on one, the other goes in the background, which makes it a pain for sketching refs digitally. This is why I bought artrage for its ability to 'pin' reference images. I never knew photoshop and painter could do that as well. I'll try your step by step and see if it works.
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Old 04 April 2006   #59
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Lovely start, QS! Liking the shading a lot, and your structure is really improving! Looking forward to seeing the start of your painting ~ and don't forget to post your WIPs!

Cheers,

~Rk
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Old 04 April 2006   #60
Well, this isn't going quickly...




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