"Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God." - Leo Buscaglia

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by Duck
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Some Photos
Replies: 3
Views: 19

Re: Some Photos

Very inspiring. :thumbup:
by Duck
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: Caught
Replies: 8
Views: 52

Re: Caught

I have mentioned Unmesh Dinda from PixImperfect in other posts. He is an awesome Photoshop instructor and I have learned a lot from watching his tutorials. This video discusses how to blend two separate elements into a cohesive image so they look like both elements belong together. I thought you mig...
by Duck
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: Caught
Replies: 8
Views: 52

Re: Caught

Ooh, I love creative challenges. I'll give you an illustrator's perspective... Once you add the fairy, the main subject will no longer be the web. With that in mind the first consideration is how to place the figure into the scene so it looks like it belongs there. The first thing that sticks out to...
by Duck
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Luke's First Portfolio
Replies: 10
Views: 123

Re: Luke's First Portfolio

Now that is awesome! :clap:
by Duck
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Luke's First Portfolio
Replies: 10
Views: 123

Re: Luke's First Portfolio

[...] He has got into trouble for giving his mother a heartfelt lecture on accessibility, insisting that an artist needs his materials left out, easily accessible and not put away in cupboards and drawers. She pulled rank on that one. I can relate to that feeling. A compromise would be to create a ...
by Duck
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Luke's First Portfolio
Replies: 10
Views: 123

Re: Luke's First Portfolio

minniev wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:07 pm
Thanks to all! I'll pass this on to Luke. I have always hoped to lure one of them into photography. Maybe he will be the one...
Accessibility to potential is the key to fostering creativity. Without that accessibility how can anyone experiment?
by Duck
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Luke's First Portfolio
Replies: 10
Views: 123

Re: Luke's First Portfolio

Pretty cool stuff. My favorite is that last one. Love the rays, the colors and that little turtle silhouette in the pink.
by Duck
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Flowers & Plants Critique
Topic: Ball Moss at Dawn, Swamp Study
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Ball Moss at Dawn, Swamp Study

[..] what is the role of the black and white layer that is just above the base layer? I think I have a general idea what the others are. [...] In your original colored version, the moss and the background have similar values on the luminance scale, making them blend into each other too easily (do t...
by Duck
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Flowers & Plants Critique
Topic: Ball Moss at Dawn, Swamp Study
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Ball Moss at Dawn, Swamp Study

[...] I didn't edit it much because I wasn't sure what to do with it. All comments appreciated. It is with images such as this when you need to throw caution to the wind and experiment (or play, however you want to call it). There is so much that can be learned by abandoning preconceived ideas or s...
by Duck
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Candles
Replies: 11
Views: 158

Re: Candles

Fantastic. I love that you distilled the image to its basic elements.
My suggestion would be to brighten the face up to match the luminance of the candles. As is, the candles take precedence.