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RachelG*
05-12-2003, 06:00 PM
http://H:\My Pictures\Horse 2-profile.bmp

RachelG*
05-12-2003, 06:02 PM
whoa-lets try that one again!http://H:\My Pictures\Horse 2-profile.bmp

RachelG*
05-12-2003, 06:03 PM
http://H:\My Pictures\Horse 2-profile.bmp
ONE more time........:(

RachelG*
05-12-2003, 06:07 PM
H:\My Pictures\Horse 2-profile.bmp [IMG]http://H:\My Pictures\Horse 2-profile.bmp
LAST try...i swear. if this doesn't work, i give up!
(for now...:confused: )

pencils4me
05-12-2003, 06:19 PM
Hey Rachel,

change your file to a jpg, and use the uploader on the top bar. See if that helps.

can't wait to see the horse of yours!

TJ

RachelG*
05-13-2003, 01:04 AM
Ok-i will try that! unfortunatly, the scanner i use is at school, so i can't try this again until tomorrow:( but hey-at least i know what i'm doing wrong!
Oh-don't hold your breath in dire anticipation. my drawings are really more comic releif than anything else. :p

pencils4me
05-13-2003, 01:16 PM
Oh i forgot... make sure your dpi is reduced ( i use 75dpi)


Oh-don't hold your breath in dire anticipation. my drawings are really more comic releif than anything else.

thats perfectly alright Rachel.... we all do those!;)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-May-2003/3694-doodleforsteve75dpi.jpg

:D

TJ

echidna
05-13-2003, 01:39 PM
TJ, that mule is great! he sure has attitude!
Rachel- i look foreward to seeing your horse- comic relief or not:p mine are never really funny- more like pathetic. i tend to put some of my more unsuccesful drawings on my walls- so i can look at them and feel compelled to do better. i really am my own worst critic!
~Echidna

RachelG*
05-13-2003, 02:00 PM
http://H:\My Pictures\Horse 2-profile.jpg
Ok...I think this should work!
Echidna-i can totally agree about the pathetic thing! BTW-you're quote at the bottom is SOO funny! hey-i'm planning on getting another dog soon...:evil:

RachelG*
05-13-2003, 02:02 PM
AH! hey TJ, what do you mean by a dpi? who do i change that? maybe that's the problem.....:confused:

echidna
05-13-2003, 02:11 PM
hmmm...do you have a program like photoshop? if so, you can use that to resize the image, and save it as a .jpg. also, there's a "save for web" option that might work. i don't know what dpi is, so i can't help you there!
~E.

RachelG*
05-13-2003, 02:27 PM
http://H:\MyPictures\Horse1.jpg
Ok, maybe it was just too big...( i edited it in Adobe, does that work?)

Paul Hopkinson
05-13-2003, 02:42 PM
Rachel Dpi means Dots per inch. So basically how many dots there are within a square inch of you picture. The higher the dpi the bigger the file size of the image. I tend to scan my paintings ect with a dpi setting of 75 as well. You will find this option within the scanner box that comes up when you try to preview a unscanned picture.
You probably find that at the moment when you do a scan at School the picture fills the screen. This is because the dpi is set far to high.
I tend to used a higher dpi setting when I need to show a clip of some detail work on my paintings. I just re-size the box to a tiny area after doing a preview on the scanner before completing a final scan.
So basically the higher the dpi the bigger the image.
Hope this helps,
Paul

RachelG*
05-13-2003, 02:57 PM
ALL righty...trying what Paul said.... (i'm beginning to see hwy people are amish...:D )http://H:\MyPictures\horse3.jpg

Paul Hopkinson
05-13-2003, 03:01 PM
Originally posted by RachelG*
ALL righty...trying what Paul said.... (i'm beginning to see hwy people are amish...:D )http://H:\MyPictures\horse3.jpg Sorry Rachel being British and behind the times how do you mean 'amish'?

Paul:confused:

RachelG*
05-13-2003, 03:03 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-May-2003/11686-horseprofile4.jpg

RachelG*
05-13-2003, 03:05 PM
YAAAYYYYY:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
OKOKOK. i figured out what i was doing wrong (a REALLY stupid mistake!!!), so here it is! it's draawn with a mechanical pencil on computer paper, and took about 3-4 hours. have a good laugh!:p
SORRY for being SOO obnoxious while trying to figure this out!!!!

pencils4me
05-13-2003, 03:16 PM
LOL!

:clap:

No not obnoxious at all... quite entertaining!:D Now explain "Amish" to paul ;)

your horse is just beautiful Rachel.. a little dark posted on here but excellent "comic relief"

TJ

BTDogMom
05-13-2003, 05:01 PM
This was well worth the wait!!! It's beautiful!!!

Paul - Amish is a religious sect of people that don't use elctricity and things - they don't use or have anything they don't or can't make - they grow their own food they have horse and buggy's - stuff like that - a few of them have phones but even that's rare - alot of them live in Pennsylvania :D

Suzy78
05-13-2003, 05:26 PM
Rachel, this is gorgeous, not at all a comic horsey!!!!

Yes, indeedy, Paul, there are lots of Amish in PA...especially around Lancaster and Titusville. We also have a ton of Mennonites, who are just a tiche more liberal, and do use modern transportation and electricity, but still hold beliefs of religious simplicity and wholesomeness.

RachelG*
05-13-2003, 06:04 PM
Thanks!
BTDogMom and Suzy-thanks for looking!
Paul-yeah, that's what Amish is. i used to want to be Amish-it sounded so fun! and horsey:D ! but the lack of computers, and e-mail, and Wetcanvas! LOL

ironhorse
05-13-2003, 06:09 PM
Thats a great drawing Rachel!!
Why do you not like it??
Twyla

RachelG*
05-13-2003, 06:48 PM
Twyla-i asked this artist friend of mine for help with it (because it looks nothing like the ref photo), and he pointed out a bunch of stuff that i need to work on. i don't know if i'll get around to fixing it, though...he said i need to sharpen up his nose and muzzle, and fix the shadowing on his cheek...and a bunch of other stuff. i agree, but oh well. next time around i'll take a little more time on it! thanks for looking!
if you guys see anything i could work on, feel free to comment! it's the only way i'll learn!!:D

echidna
05-13-2003, 07:00 PM
i, for one, think it was worth the wait! nice pencil work!
for me, the main downside to being amish(aside from no WC) is the lack of flushing toilets! eeew!!!
~Echidna

Night Horse Studio
05-13-2003, 07:07 PM
Nice horse, Rachel!

Since you started a discussion on Amish, I thought I would add my 2 cents (my stepfather is ex-Amish). There are alot of Amish in Ohio and Indiana. We live near Kidron, which is one of the largest communities in Ohio. There are alot of times when I almost wanted to convert to Amish life (alot of Amish "jump the fence"-which means they convert to our way of life instead of being Amish anymore). It would be cool to drive a horse and buggy. But then I think, man, what would I do without electricity and TV? NO WAY!


Stephanie

Crias
05-13-2003, 07:26 PM
Originally posted by RachelG*
YAAAYYYYY:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
OKOKOK. i figured out what i was doing wrong (a REALLY stupid mistake!!!), so here it is! it's draawn with a mechanical pencil on computer paper, and took about 3-4 hours. have a good laugh!:p
SORRY for being SOO obnoxious while trying to figure this out!!!!

Rachel,

I think your horse is really great! Nothing to laugh about for sure! Just a note...I see you are using computer paper, and I also know from some of your previous posts that you are not into spending a lot of money on things like fixative and such, but I would strongly recomend you buy some aid free paper. Computer paper will turn yellow and start falling apart within a matter of a few years...and I would hate to see all your hard work and time become distroyed from lack of the want to spend a few extra dollars. I used to scoff at this stuff too, but now I look back and see all my old work falling apart and the pencil work fading away and disintigrating at different rates, and wished I had spent the extra money then.

Keep up the great work!

PS I lightened him a bit...hope you don't mind.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-May-2003/2921-horseprofile.jpg

crazeejumper
05-13-2003, 07:52 PM
Beautiful work, Rachel! It looks done to me, but if you want advice, could you post the reference pic too? :)

Paul Hopkinson
05-13-2003, 07:59 PM
Well what can I say, I though I a'mished' the point somewhere!:D

Thanks to all who very kindly explianed what Amish mean't, obviously something we don't get in these parts. Fancy having no mod cons, imagine going to the wooden toilet in the ground and having to use things like grass to ..........well you know! Ouch!:eek:

Crias that's looks better and Rachel well done on sorting out the scanner problem. You drawing is excellent, personally I'd ignore the comments from your artist friend!

Paul

RachelG*
05-13-2003, 08:04 PM
Thanks for lighening it for me, Crias! of course i don't mind!:)
yeah...i would go all out and buy REAL art supplies, but the closest art store is about 20 minutes away, downtown, and my parents don't really appreciate driving that far for a piece of paper. :rolleyes: oh well...i get my license in a few short months, so soon i can splurge:D !!
Paul-where do you live in England that the amish are so unheard of? i just find it interesting. we tend to see quite a few out here, especially on the east coast.

Paul Hopkinson
05-13-2003, 08:19 PM
I live in a little fishing port called Brixham in Devon ( I don't mind people knowing, it's on my web site anyway!).
I have lived in these parts of England for 16 years and have never come across such a word so obviously there can't be any down here, err at the moment anyway.
Brixham is small, if someone sneezes you hear about it!

Paul

echidna
05-13-2003, 08:24 PM
Originally posted by CraftyHopo
Well what can I say, I though I a'mished' the point somewhere!:D
*bangs head against wall*
shame. shame on you.
~Echidna (starts singing "it's a small world" to try to erase the memory of the horrible pun)

Paul Hopkinson
05-13-2003, 08:36 PM
Originally posted by echidna

*bangs head against wall*
shame. shame on you.
~Echidna (starts singing "it's a small world" to try to erase the memory of the horrible pun) SORRY!SORRY! I hope I didn't offend anyone! It wasn't intended.

Paul

echidna
05-13-2003, 09:13 PM
not offended! just making jokes!:D
~E.

RachelG*
05-14-2003, 12:56 AM
Thanks for commenting everyone!
Paul and Echidna-you guys are cracking me up here!!!:p :p LMAO
CJ-Sorry, in my rush to be elsewhere, i missed your reply. i will definitely try to post the ref photo ( i can't until tomorrow...)..thanks for looking!!

Sher
05-14-2003, 01:41 AM
How cool! You are a excellent cartoonist!

Peggy Gross
05-14-2003, 06:40 AM
Rachel

Looks great!! Like a big Thouroughbred to me!!

Peggy

RachelG*
05-14-2003, 09:32 AM
Thanks Peggy and Sher (i don't know what breed this is-(s)he's a model in a horse catalog:D . how very exclusive:p !!

RachelG*
05-14-2003, 02:30 PM
Here's the ref photo: i had to lighten it up a bit, so it's not 100% accurate in it's darks and lights....but hey, at least the image is there!:D
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-May-2003/11686-refphoto1.jpg

gemmag
05-14-2003, 03:00 PM
Hey Rachel,

I usually just lurk here in AW, I usually hang out in the Colored Pencil forum but,,,, I just had to comment,,, I think you did a terrific job on this horse!!!! Beautiful!

Gemma

crazeejumper
05-14-2003, 03:08 PM
Rachel, I put the 2 pics together.

The darker one is the reference pic, and the slightly transparent one is your drawing. The ears are almost lined up perfectly in size & position, so you can easily see what is off. The eyes in your drawing should be closer to ears, and the forehead is overall thinner according to the pic.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-May-2003/13102-2pics.jpg

Here's the 2 of them side by side...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-May-2003/13102-2pics2.jpg

You have done an excellent job with the shading; it's just the proportions that are a little off. Hope this helps!

MarciaJane
05-14-2003, 04:46 PM
Hi Rachel

This drawing is wonderful - worth waiting for!!
I envy you to being able to draw like this - wish I could!!

PS It took me a while to get the hang of posting a pic - but like you got there in the end. :)

Hope you post some more like this soon.


Marcia

jkelly
05-14-2003, 05:21 PM
Keep up the good work, this is very promising.

Jean

RachelG*
05-14-2003, 11:22 PM
Hey, thanks for commenting everyone!!!
CJ-that's so cool-thanks for putting them together like that! yeah, i noticed (about 2 1/2 hours into the drawing!) that the eyes were a BIT far apart, making his whole head too wide, and the cheek too large. oh well...next time!:D

Line
05-15-2003, 02:25 PM
Finally you got to post it ;) And I love it! :)

RachelG*
05-15-2003, 02:27 PM
Finally you got to post it
LOL yeah, FINALLY!!! this isn't even the forum i had the most trouble in.....:rolleyes:
Thanks for looking!!