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10-12-2006, 08:56 PM
Here it is, almost the middle of October, and nothing much going on around here related to Halloween!

I propose The Pun'kin Project.

Paint a digital pumpkin. Preferably a Jack O'Lantern, but just a plain ol' pun'kin, with or without vine and leaves. Paint a field of 'em. Paint a smashed one. Paint a Pun'kin Man, like Sleepy Hollow. Paint a pun'kin pie...

kptad2, this project is dedicated to you...I hope you join us!


10-12-2006, 09:46 PM
Sounds good and fun! Perhaps some animated ones??? :wave:

10-13-2006, 10:49 AM
OOOOOOOOOOooooooooo! :lol:

10-13-2006, 11:17 AM
sounds like fun, here's an oldie for now , will try and participate when I get back next Tues :wave:


10-13-2006, 12:27 PM
GOOD one, Jean! :D


10-13-2006, 01:07 PM
Jean and Skinny good ones :clap: will have to work on one later tonight. :wave:

10-13-2006, 02:14 PM
I'm in, and thinking about animating!

10-14-2006, 12:30 PM
Jean and Kristen has started us out with a bang! Love the texture in Jean's, and the glow in Kristen's! It really gives the illusion of illumination.
I really struggled with this!!!! I used to do animated gifs at work, but on an older version of Photoshop and ImageReady. My new version at home (CS2) was giving me trouble, and after losing all my work:eek: and having to redo it,:confused: I finally figured out how to save as a gif!:clap: I painted the pumpkin in Painter 9.5, photographed my porch rocker at 5:30am (in the dark) and then put it all together!

10-14-2006, 12:43 PM
Elaine...for someone who forgot how to do it you came back with a Bang or should I say Boo! :lol: Great work! :thumbsup: :wave:

Here is my contribution doodling around while I was waiting for WC to come back on line last night (which they didn't LOL) I used J. Suttons grainy sketch and some Ink pens and all kind of brushes for the bg...just playing around to see what they each do and now I played so much I don't know what brush did what! :eek:


10-16-2006, 11:26 AM
I finally completed my Halloween Hag (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5044447&postcount=11) photo manipulation, and can now get back to this project.

You guys have really taken the ball and run with this one! I LOVE the animated pun'kin! The first time, I wasn't watching, and when the Boo! appeared, it caught me off guard! Too cool!

If you still feel a bit unmotivated, or don't have much clue about what to do with a digital pumpkin, please check out this tutorial (http://www.worth1000.com/tutorial.asp?sid=160999). It shows how to make cool looking "photo" jack-o-lanterns.

I've got a couple different type of pumpkin pieces I want to try.
Only two weeks until Halloween!


10-18-2006, 01:51 PM
Oh these are awesome, Elaine, I just love your animation.........BOO back at ya lol
Jean, I remember this and really enjoyed seeing it again.
Lady, awesome fall picture; Beatifully done
Skinny, nice carving :O)
I want to do this so I have to go think lol

10-18-2006, 05:04 PM
Well, it kinda came out how I imagined it (with a lot of fiddling around).
I was envisioning a type of Halloween welcome mat...I ran out of play time and patience to add the lettering...lol!

10-20-2006, 01:54 AM
Wow, looks like a carpet!

10-20-2006, 10:00 AM
This is gorgeous what I wouldn't give for this on my front step! Beautiful work! :thumbsup: :wave:

10-20-2006, 12:26 PM
Thank you so much!
I feel like SUCH a dodo bird, though...My husband came home from work, and I did my daily "Show and Tell," "Look Honey! I made a digital pumpkin welcome mat!" and he takes a look at it, and says, "That's nice, dear, but shouldn't the welcome mat go sideways, not up and down?"
Oh, Durrrrr! I could resize the pumpkin, and put it sideways, and then add the wording, but hey, It's for narrow digital porches, okay? lolol!

C'mon folks! Today is the 20th! Still time to paint a mini-pumpkin, at the very least...what do you have to lose?


10-21-2006, 05:50 PM
Madster, I think of your doormat as being a "runner". IT'S GREAT! Take the design and sell it.

Elaine, SUPER!!! I know whose animation class I want to take...:D

Marge, the new brushes you're using are adding some real spice to your work....;)

10-21-2006, 10:31 PM
Kristen, Marge , Elaine they are all great and Madster that rug is FANASTIC:thumbsup: :wave:

another old one her/him is a bit shy :)


10-22-2006, 02:06 AM
Oh, Jean, the expression on his/her face is just adorable! Between the animated eyes and that sweet, crooked smile...I love this one the best!

Such a simple, yet oh-so-effective animation. Thank you for sharing.

Skinny, if it brought a smile to your face as you heal up, I am most glad. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to you!


10-23-2006, 07:54 PM
ROFL! He looks like sales have been good, Jean! :D


10-23-2006, 10:20 PM
Too cute, Skinny! Especially the hair on the Mister and the bustline on the Missus!

They definitely show the "happy" in "Happy Halloween!"
Glad you feel up to playing with us!


10-23-2006, 11:04 PM
How cute are they Kristen :thumbsup:

10-24-2006, 10:03 AM
Thsnks, Madster! I love doing seasonal paintings...:)

Jean, you and I are obviously not in a spooky mood. :lol: We'll have to let our fellows put on the goosebumps.

10-24-2006, 10:39 AM
That is fantastic and it does look like carpet

10-24-2006, 11:29 AM
Had to run go do one. Was fun as just did my thing in Painter

Yall have a good one :wave:

10-24-2006, 02:49 PM
great Halloween welcome mat Madster :evil:

10-24-2006, 05:21 PM
Excellent, Aggie! You got the lighting just right...:thumbsup: