"Sometimes imagination is no more than randomness applied." —Piet Francke

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by Duck
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Matt
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: Matt

Wow, that was not the news I expected.

He was a truly great guy and will be sorely missed around here. I had been looking forward to getting together with him once he felt better.

A sad loss for us all. Thoughts and prayers definitely from my little corner of the world.
by Duck
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: Grandkids in three varieties
Replies: 12
Views: 234

Re: Grandkids in three varieties

Thanks Minnie, Dave... These have been more an exercise in creativity than trying to settle on any one look. None of these have been actions though I can probably make them into actions. I really like the naturalness of the watercolor one and finally found a workflow that give somewhat natural looki...
by Duck
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: Grandkids in three varieties
Replies: 12
Views: 234

Re: Grandkids in three varieties

One more variation. this time a watercolor effect...

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by Duck
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Matt
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: Matt

A much needed update. Thank you.

I had talked with him earlier about meeting up but in the end he just wanted rest and some alone time. I can sympathize. He knows we're here when he's ready.
by Duck
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: Avian Folly
Replies: 9
Views: 118

Re: Avian Folly

Minnie, is there meaning to your selection of items and their placement in your composition? If not, do you understand the meaning of the items you selected? Typically a composition like this is to convey meaning through visual symbols. Each symbol representing something the author wants to convey a...
by Duck
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Post your last photo of 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Post your last photo of 2018

2018 came to a close and we've all been pretty active with our cameras. Let's celebrate the passing of the year in a unique way... post the last photo you took in 2018.
You can ignore cellphone snapshots if you want.

Here is mine.
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Skeleton knife
by Duck
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: learning to see
Replies: 57
Views: 644

Re: learning to see

[...] To Create an image that allows us to realize how Awesome the world that we live in is. (Awesome does not necessarily mean good) So true. For me, awesome in art is anything that moves me emotionally in one form or another. I'll cry at a tearjerker of a movie, get pissed at a photojournalist's ...
by Duck
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: learning to see
Replies: 57
Views: 644

Re: learning to see

[...] about seeing.. when I drew the box, the lines seemed parallel (and believe it or not, I actually got them to be close to parallel without grids of any type). I can't see it in perspective no matter how hard I try. I do not know if I am right or not. I have both eyes open, and thinking about i...
by Duck
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: learning to see
Replies: 57
Views: 644

Re: learning to see

Piet's first box... I Love it. Except I think you cheated! (?) The perspective is too mechanical, meaning the angles of the sides (except the upper rear right edge) are perfectly parallel. That tells me you used guides rather than your eye. Had you studied the box before making your first lines you...
by Duck
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: learning to see
Replies: 57
Views: 644

Re: learning to see

[...] I am convinced more than a little bit that the foundational knowledge and required skills of required for painting are the same as what a photo artist needs to advance his/her work. You are so right. there are probably more similarities than there are differences. Here is a off the cuff summa...