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mbeckett
12-07-2013, 02:46 PM
started out with a charcoal sketch and then the 'what ifs' started. i scanned the sketch and vectorized it in Xara Designer Pro X9... then started playing! :)

Still learning this software, so i tried to keep things simple, but still took all morning to color a 10 minute sketch! :eek:

gazillions of pixels on cyberspace canvas. all freakin' morning! :evil: :lol:

initial sketch...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Dec-2013/45731-holly-sketch.jpg

the digital thing... it seems i have lost a leaf somewhere :clear:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Dec-2013/45731-holly_in_xara.jpg

Helen
12-07-2013, 02:55 PM
I like it, even if you did lose a leaf.

mginsberg
12-07-2013, 03:11 PM
Welcome to the world of digital art. It's fun, isn't it?

crispur2005
12-07-2013, 05:59 PM
You have more patience than me, it takes me hours to do the simplest things and it just drives me nuts.
Good on you for sticking with it, it looks great.

jlloren
12-07-2013, 08:43 PM
T'was fun looking for the missing leaf! Good one Mike.

skappy
12-07-2013, 11:42 PM
Well done Mike
Robert

Scotkatidid
12-08-2013, 12:53 AM
Nice try at the digi Mike.

oty
12-08-2013, 01:51 AM
great start with digi!!! I never had the patience to give it a try! well done!

flug
12-08-2013, 04:58 AM
Nice!
The whole morning to color this in.. One would imagine that digital would be faster :cat:

DWhite
12-08-2013, 08:54 PM
Very festive, looks great :)

ams
12-09-2013, 08:55 AM
Nicely done. Sounds like you had fun with it.

Anne

Deano
12-09-2013, 09:29 AM
Good on you for leaving your comfort zone, Mike! This looks great!

Paulafv
12-09-2013, 11:57 AM
Nice sketch and coloring. Your reds are great as are your greens and blending from light to shadow is very good. Good results, yet the time spent would be off putting for me:) For you, it is good experience. I don't have the years left to learn it well.

connievanwinssen
12-11-2013, 12:31 PM
Cool!:)

rozzi
12-13-2013, 05:28 AM
Great fun playing around - always new things to learn.But you did achieve a good result.

guilliame
12-13-2013, 09:06 AM
Hey Mike:wave: looking good for a learner:clap:

Charlie's Mum
12-13-2013, 11:41 AM
Cheerful and lively Mike ...... and had to laugh at Anna'as comment about thinking digi would be faster ........ little do they know! :lol:
So frustrating at times isn't it?:)

mbeckett
12-14-2013, 11:29 AM
you have that right Maureen! :wink2: i had to play with vector graphics, which is even worse! :eek:

artastic
12-16-2013, 08:18 AM
even you are tackling digital!
great job

Scattykat
12-16-2013, 05:15 PM
simple - effective - happy Christmas :)

kordelia
12-16-2013, 06:14 PM
Mikey, this issue reminds me of what I go thru when people ask if I KNIT... I say: No, I cant see going thru all the inky-dinky liddy-biddy, 5,000,000 hand motions and then you get to the end of the ROW, turn and start over, and you've covered 1/2 inch of (height) space....... I CROCHET cause I cover more space efficiently quickly and don't have to look at it! ...... ... ok.... those who know HOW to knit can make cable sweaters and gorjus intricate patterns, while I whip out flat afghans. You, m'love, are a Knitter. your coloring is joyful and be glad you HAD the time to devote to it.... Do more!!!.....while I was vacuuming today, I found your leaf, but it schwooped it up before I could catch it.... sorry.... :angel: