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In Search of the Elusive Color Pencil Sketch

Post by Bob Yankle » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:08 am

Searching for an interesting subject, indoors. Our cat Nikita looks lion-like to me. This is her as a sketch.
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Post by Duck » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:10 am

This really does look like a pencil sketch. Nice composition within the frame.
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Post by minniev » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:47 pm

Bob Yankle wrote:Searching for an interesting subject, indoors. Our cat Nikita looks lion-like to me. This is her as a sketch.


Quite nice, Bob. And of course, they are all Tiny Lions. Lovely lion, nicely presented.

Since I would not have a notion how to do this, I likely have no business even suggesting anything, but I wonder if a lighter "vignette" (letting up on or spacing/lightening the stroke of the drawing effect and leaving somewhat more semi-blank space on the canvas edges or at least less intensely sketched area???) might be appealing?
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Post by Bob Yankle » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:58 pm

Thank you for the suggestion Minniev. I've attempted to implement the changes you outlined. Thank god for Stamp Layers! I was able to take the completed sketch, make about 3 or 4 Stamp layers invisible, and create a mask that blended the sketch with the original Gaussian Blurred textured background layer, then created a low opacity mask to brush around the edges for a blended result that noticeably toned down the hard sketch lines. It's almost as if I'd used a Vignette Blur, but hand painted in so I could preserve the details in the cat's face and most of its coat.
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Post by St3v3M » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:16 pm

Good thing we're not mice! S-
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