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goatmilksoapgoddess
07-13-2014, 06:36 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jul-2014/1376838-Break_Time-small.jpg
I finished the board I began during my visit to Cary. I still need practice with my airbrush, but this one was fun to do and luckily I wasn't aiming for a perfectly smooth gradation. It actually ended up looking just the way I envisioned it. It was done mainly with a #11 exacto. I used 600 grit sandpaper to remove the black in the background and airbrushed it back in.

ggart4u
07-13-2014, 07:03 PM
How cool it is when things go the way you wanted them to go. Nice!

danna23
07-13-2014, 07:32 PM
It turned out great. Are you still going to do the four panels? That would be amazing.

goatmilksoapgoddess
07-13-2014, 08:35 PM
Ginger and Danna, thanks for the comments,
Yes, Danna, I am still planning to do a set of boards from that single photo. I have been working on the next crop....the back end of the horses.:)

Harry Seymour
07-14-2014, 04:19 PM
This is super good.

goatmilksoapgoddess
07-15-2014, 10:22 PM
Thanks Harry, I like the sound of that...super good. I am planning to do a couple more cropped views from this photograph I took of cowboys at the Stock yards in Fort Worth. I just hope they, too, will end up super good. I don't really have all that many references of my own, and I am trying to sqeeze all the good stuff out of this one. :)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jul-2014/1376838-oldfriends-small.jpg

FoggyMountain
07-15-2014, 10:39 PM
Fantastic Sydne! Great idea too.

SandeVBL
07-16-2014, 07:26 AM
Beautiful detail in the boots and tack. I like!

PaintDog
07-16-2014, 01:38 PM
Well done, Sydne! I'm glad it turned out as you had envisioned - that's always a plus. You know I love the crop on this. I'm looking forward to more pieces that you'll pull out of that photo.

PatrickHedges
07-17-2014, 06:57 AM
Good job. Love the boot!!

goatmilksoapgoddess
07-17-2014, 09:51 AM
Thank you for your comments,

Sande and Patrick, leather goods are becoming a favorite scratch subject for me. They are showing up more and more in my TBS (to be scratched) folder.

Ann and Lynn, I have that poor photo chopped into pieces all over my desktop, trying to find well composed crops out of it. :-)

jennaboo88
07-17-2014, 11:47 AM
Wow, this is such a fascinating crop! The textures of the horse's hide are beautifully done.

goatmilksoapgoddess
07-17-2014, 12:02 PM
Thank You Jenna