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kptad2
04-22-2004, 11:46 PM
ok i need need opions on the wings of these two im working on ..
this is the original
1. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Apr-2004/2721-pxiegrape.jpg

the second has more work done in the wings which seems to work better?
2.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Apr-2004/2721-pxiegrape2.jpg

themanda
04-23-2004, 12:19 AM
well, of the two i'd have to say i prefer the first. i can see where you were going, but the second is just too busy...you seem to lose some of the fine definition between the separate wing parts.

i do like the addition of the texture, but it sort of feels like it's fighting with the smooth gradients of the rest of the piece. if you could soften and lighten the dark jagged edges it would work a lot better.

Jet
04-23-2004, 01:20 AM
Yup !! that's right.
besides, they are the same color (wings,Bg)

I would place some diluted hints of color to make for the effect of light traveling through the wings.darken background and give a light overall sharpenning.
As words are difficult for describing something like this:
..........................................http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Apr-2004/27782-pxiegrape.jpg

Regards

kptad2
04-23-2004, 10:54 PM
is this any better?
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Apr-2004/2721-pxiegrape3.jpg

Jet
04-24-2004, 10:53 PM
Yup !! that's it alright.

Oh, lol , sorry seems i clipped the wings big time , i wasn't aware
the wings covered so much space, lol... sorry.

Again...Yes that really does it.. :clap:

Regards

JulieBoyles
04-24-2004, 11:13 PM
I like what you've done with her wings! When I first looked at the new ones, I thought I liked the very first ones better but after looking again, the most recent ones look better. This is a very pretty image! The only thing that you might take another look at is the green behind the grapes. Maybe if you toned down the green a little, it would fade back a little. That's just a very small thing. If you decide not to change it any, it is still a super picture!! :clap: :clap:

Congrats,

Julie

kbilltv
04-25-2004, 01:03 AM
Have you thought about having them look transparent? You'd have to have some defining background elements, then carry them into the wings, at differents values. A way to start on that would be to finish the bg, all the way, ignoring the wings completely. Then outline the wing shape with the lasso tool (avoid the body or other parts that would obscure those parts of the wing, but you don't have to be too carefull, you can erase later), copy and paste that area of the bg onto a new layer, then mess with the brightness/contrast and hue/saturation... and whatever else works... "plastic wrap" filter? You should get a good base to work from from that... if you want transparency. Just an idea.