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digistyle
02-03-2001, 10:55 PM
Finally found a little time to create after a particularly hectic week. Here's my latest. Done entirely in Painter. The model is an amalgam. I worked from three references of three different women. Tried to keep Shriner's and Pixelscapes' tips in mind this time. Comments?

digistyle

After looking at the image on a different computer, I could see how washed out the colors appeared. I have reloaded the image at a smaller size, but higher resulotion. Hope this helps.

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dhenton
02-03-2001, 11:23 PM
very nice!! The only thing I would consider is darker areas in the hair to indicate that it has an "interior" and "sides".

I love the blending technique for the skin! That is great. It gives it such a "natural media" feel without being an imitation.



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"Art is anything you can get away with." -- Marshall McLuhan

digistyle
02-05-2001, 12:15 AM
Thanks! That was actually my main goal for this project. I wanted to do skin tones that appeared to be varied. The hair was giving some trouble. I couldn't seem to resolve it in a way that I was completely satisfied with.

TeAnne,
Here is the piece I mentioned in the portrait forum thread. This was my first digital portrait done about a year ago. I used virtually the same pallette for both. So, here it is, for a "then & now" comparison.

digistyle

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Shriner
02-05-2001, 03:27 AM
Holy Crap Digistyle! That is tons better then your last portrait. You are pretty good with that program - I am sincere when I say you guys are making me want to pick up Painter or a similar program. If only I had more time. whine whine

very nice

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Shriner

digistyle
02-05-2001, 07:11 PM
Great opening for a reply, Shriner (LOL). Thanx! I found a portrait tute on sijun.com's message boards and it turned out to be the missing piece to the puzzle. Everything just clicked. I plan on expanding my pallette on the next portrait.

digistyle

Grace
02-05-2001, 09:59 PM
Wow Digistyle you are getting good! What file size and resolution did you use when you created this?

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digistyle
02-06-2001, 08:37 AM
Thanx, Grace!

This was 600 x 800, 72dpi. I had no plans for printing, so I worked in low rez.

digistyle

Shehaub
02-07-2001, 12:05 AM
Oh wow! That is fanstastic!

I do love the way Painter has more of an "art" feel for it...

Now if I could just do something like THAT! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

digistyle
02-07-2001, 04:38 PM
Thanks, Shehaub!

I think Painter is the most enjoyable software I have ever owned. I know that I have barely scratched the surface on discovering what can be created with it. It'll be fun playing with it.

digistyle