View Full Version : Stirrup cup at Lowesby

03-10-2006, 01:15 PM
This is my manip Skinny, though I don't like the term.


Made from a composite of the photos below, the comp. then cloned and painted using the sargent brush. Freehand was added.




03-10-2006, 01:20 PM
Nice one Barry, now I see what you and Kirsten are up to with the green arrows LOL

03-10-2006, 02:21 PM
Nice one Barry, now I see what you and Kirsten are up to with the green arrows LOL

Oh yes, so do I now. While the arrows may tell me something, they tell me little about the enclosed art. Since they could be put in front of a post for many varied reasons.

I must say it's not neccessary to use the term manipulation Barry if you don't like it. There are many other discriptive words and you have already used them hereMade from a composite of the photos below, the comp. then cloned and painted using the sargent brush. Freehand was added.
That is the kind of information I would want to know as a fellow artist. And judging from you quick description I'd say you have put a lot of effort into your picture.

03-10-2006, 03:17 PM
barry i like this. i like how u did the arrangement...:), just a minor suggestion, to me, the proportion of the man (the one on the left, with a cap and a tray thing), seems a bit too small as compared to the dogs and public and stuff at the background. but again, that might be me only...:).

good work...:).

03-10-2006, 03:22 PM
Barry I agree, this is very appealing. I agree with waheed. You may need a little more head room to adjust the proportions of the man. I think the figure in red is a bit distracting. Do you have a specific reason for including it? Otherwise, I really enjoy this piece very much. Here's your cookie back... minus a few chocolate chips.:)

03-10-2006, 03:39 PM
Thank you all for the comments, The man is further back, but being one D it's hard to see that. :) ( I did complete his hat!) (Looking at it again Waheed, he is probably small as compared to the background figures!)
Joel thanks for the crumbs. The man in red is a Huntsman, who controls the hounds, it makes the picture a hunting picture LOL

03-10-2006, 07:36 PM
Barry, this is wonderful! :clap: :clap: :clap: You did a superb job of combining the photos to get the composition you wanted....and came away with a terrific image. :clap: Thanks for including the photos. It's easier to appreciate all the skill that was required to get the end result.

del m
03-10-2006, 07:43 PM
I think its ok as is. if it where a short guy looking over those dogs and that man was far away then why not (perception??)

03-10-2006, 10:41 PM
It is just amazing what you can do with that Sargent brush! :thumbsup:

03-11-2006, 12:11 AM
Looooove the dogs!:) (Well... i'm crazy about dogs :D :D :D )

03-11-2006, 06:22 AM
Skinny, DelM, Marge and Kareen, thanks for your lovely comments.
I'm starting a thread of another hunting scene done in a similar way.

03-11-2006, 01:18 PM
I really like the way you built your composition, not a true manip if you painted it after compositing. IMHO. It's a painting! :clap:

03-12-2006, 10:32 AM
Whatever Kirk! Thanks for your comments

03-12-2006, 10:40 AM
No, I wouldn't call it a manip, either....more of a "paint-over"....what you manipulated were the references...:smug:

03-12-2006, 02:58 PM
I call it beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

03-13-2006, 05:31 AM
Thanks Kristen and Babs,

03-13-2006, 09:27 PM
I thought the guy was far away just walking towards the dogs, justifying its size. As for the guy in red, I think it add to the story. I would tone down the red color, or repeat the red color somewhere else. Right know being the only bright red in the painting, it is fighting with the dogs to be the focal point. To me the focal point should be the standing dog. (just my opinion)

03-14-2006, 05:52 AM
Thanks for the comments Janet Yes I think the man with the drinks is in proportion to the hound, being further away, but I think Waheed is possibly right in that he looks a bit small in comparison to the Huntman on the horse. Re the red coat, it's difficult because 'hunting pink' is quite a deep red and is very traditional. I would need to fade out all the backgrouns more, though I take your point.

03-14-2006, 10:04 AM
Very nice and way over my head on how you got it all together, but I sure like this look.

03-14-2006, 11:32 PM
Barry, you are right that the red coat is a tradition. Maybe it would help is you introduce hints of that red somewhere else too to balance the painting.

03-15-2006, 05:55 AM
Aggie Thanks.
Janet I'll look at that, thanks.