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Skinny
12-16-2005, 09:21 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2005/23354-Brothers.jpg

This is dedicated to Maria and Smokin who think I ALWAYS do photo-realism!

A full-size bit:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2005/23354-BrothersA.jpg

For this one, I combined two photos by krystakaye3.

JKBRYM
12-16-2005, 10:13 AM
Very cool, like the impasto . If you still have the cows on a separate layer you might darken them with effects/tonal control/brightness so there isn't so much contrast between background and cows. or you could splash some sunshine here and there in the background, just some thoughts.

John

barryt
12-16-2005, 11:39 AM
Skinny, that's so photorealistic! :)
Good shout John, some sunshine would make it. Lovely pic coming here.

justjean
12-16-2005, 12:02 PM
not what I was expecting Kirsten :D but I think your version of brothers is perfect :clap:

leofaerie17
12-16-2005, 06:06 PM
:wave: :wave: :wave:

How sweet they are gorgeous LOL:clap:

Skinny
12-16-2005, 07:06 PM
JOHN....Thanks! The sunshine would be great, but the last time I tried for that effect, I really botched it...:( That's the problem of not being first a good drawing student...when you combine different photos, you run into problems with the different light treatments.

BARRY...It is a "good shout", and when I'm feeling braver, I'm going to try.

JEAN...Okay, I didn't meet Mom. Maybe they're not siblings...:D

BEV....So glad you liked it!

digistyle
12-16-2005, 10:25 PM
The brothers really pop out of the painting! Nice work!

digistyle

omniartz
12-16-2005, 11:35 PM
Nicely done! I like the BG and the impasto feel. If you have KPT Collection they have a filter for lighting effects. Or try the glass distortion in Painter for the sunshine added.

If you don't change anything it's a great pic!

Kirk

waheednasir
12-17-2005, 12:34 PM
interesting work skinny...i like the greens there. very refreshing..:).

Chiers
12-17-2005, 03:03 PM
I like your cows Kirsten. They look 3d and really pop out of the rest of the painting. The closeup looks as a closeup should. Painted and not a perfect replica. I agree about the lighting on the landscape. YOu have two different looks here which makes the cows look like they are pasted into the painting. Perhaps you could try the lighting on a different layer so that you can play with it until you get it the way you like it. That way you can always delete the layer if you want.

Skinny
12-17-2005, 08:02 PM
SHERRY....Great idea! I always save an unmerged copy so this shoun't be too difficult.

DIGI....Thanks for dropping by!

OMNI....Thanks for the tips...wouldn't hve occurred to me.

WAHEED....I had the most fun with the greens. The calves were in a drab corral and I decided to move them to the pastures...but it's gotten me into trouble with the lighting...:(

LadyAlba
12-17-2005, 08:05 PM
Good job Kristen I do agree with Sherry about the look of being pasted on the bg. ;o)

justjean
12-17-2005, 11:44 PM
I meant I was expecting human brothers :D :wave:

JEAN...Okay, I didn't meet Mom. Maybe they're not siblings...:D !

Skinny
12-18-2005, 04:47 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Dec-2005/23354-Brothers_Adj.jpg

I used the equalize filter and addedmore contrast. Do the calves look more natural in their setting?

fugitive
12-19-2005, 06:50 AM
I do like this, and it looks like you have changed while gone, for the better.

Skinny
12-19-2005, 08:17 AM
Thanks, Greg! I've been working hard. For all the tutorials one may read, there's no substitute for practice, is there?

krystakaye
12-20-2005, 05:06 AM
Skinny, how wonderful! These are two minature calves from my friend's farm. I couldn't tell you if they were brothers, sisters or cousins! lol. I just know you did a great FUN job with them! Thanks for sharing your work! :) Krysta

Bytemebabs
12-21-2005, 01:54 PM
Kirsten, first let me apologize for always mispelling your name. And second for all my typos due to too fast a typing and too lazy to proof read.:rolleyes:

I love the way you are always reaching into new areas of learning. I think sometimes I tend to stick with the "tried and trusted". This is a great painting with a few flaws that others have pointed out and you are doing super. Your lastest rendition is better and I admire your spirit to grow as an artist. Keep them coming G/F because I am learning from and because of you. :clap:

Skinny
12-21-2005, 04:57 PM
Thanks, Babs! This is one of my favorites because it makes me feel free and innocent again....:cat:

jhercilia
12-24-2005, 11:02 AM
I love the colors of the trees!

Skinny
12-25-2005, 07:28 AM
Thanks, Janet...and Merry Christmas!

Jon
12-25-2005, 11:55 AM
Very good! I love cows (in this case bulls since you said 'brothers' :))..any size.
Jon