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'Devil Dog Dare' (Composite)

Post by davechinn » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:45 pm

I originally started out editing Randy again, because I wasn't totally satisfied with my last edit of him, which has been posted previously several months ago. However, upon close completion, the idea of a composite came to mind, using Randy, since his attire happen to be similar to a WWII pilot. Here, I used a B-17 and a B-25 bomber along with a couple of North American P-51 Mustang planes. I do have a B&W sepia toned version, but this one stuck MY approval over the other. As always, composites are a work in progress and I know there are issues with this one that need corrections/changes and possibly additions. So I will leave it as is for now, asking for ANY suggestions that may need to be addressed.
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Post by minniev » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:50 pm

Fascinating composite Dave. The portrait part is the strength of it, of course, such a captivating, weathered face, with that slightly devilish smile. I am hard put to even figure out what you did so it's harder to say what you might do differently. I like the toning, the various shadowing and texturing approaches. I do wonder if the small planes might benefit from some softening to make them more like the rest of the components instead of needle-sharp. That's just a random thought though, from someone who is well behind you in this skillset.

Well done.
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Post by davechinn » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:43 pm

minniev wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:50 pm
Fascinating composite Dave. The portrait part is the strength of it, of course, such a captivating, weathered face, with that slightly devilish smile. I am hard put to even figure out what you did so it's harder to say what you might do differently. I like the toning, the various shadowing and texturing approaches. I do wonder if the small planes might benefit from some softening to make them more like the rest of the components instead of needle-sharp. That's just a random thought though, from someone who is well behind you in this skillset.

Well done.

Thank you Minnie !!! Yes his weathered face and attire really fits the theme. This composite was actually taken from another composite, but I haven't posted yet. My additions here were Randy and the B-17, which is the 4 prop engine plane directly behind him. After looking closer, the smaller planes would definitely benefit softening up some. Glad you caught that, I didn't pick up on it.
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Post by Psjunkie » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:44 pm

This one's looking pretty nice Mr. Chinn....minniev makes a good point.

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Post by St3v3M » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:48 am

Randy would be proud of this! S-
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Post by Charles Haacker » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:24 pm

I think it works very well, especially the light on Randy coming from his right, the sky, full of planes. :thumbup:
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