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04-20-2002, 10:20 AM
A still life contrasting cool silver colors against warm copper and soft round pots against hard sharp bike parts.
Digitally painted using a Wacom tablet and Photoshop...
<a href="http://www.eyewoo.com/show2/bike_pots/detail1.jpg" target="det">Detail 1</a>
<a href="http://www.eyewoo.com/show2/bike_pots/detail2.jpg" target="det">Detail 2</a>
<a href="http://www.eyewoo.com/show2/bike_pots/detail3.jpg" target="det">Detail 3</a>
<a href="http://www.eyewoo.com/show2/bike_pots/refphoto.jpg" target="det">Reference Photo</a>
<a href="http://www.eyewoo.com/show2/bike_pots/trace.jpg" target="det">Initial Trace</a>
04-21-2002, 09:20 AM
well rendered as always!
unique juxtaposition of objects
04-23-2002, 12:10 AM
Wow!!! I envy you your Talent.:clap:
04-26-2002, 10:48 AM
WOW!!!! That is fantastic!! I don't know what a load of pans are doing on the floor next to a bike - it reminds me of my student days!! But, I really love this.
10 out of 10! :clap: :clap: :clap:
04-26-2002, 12:38 PM
Thanks Wendy... Student days, eh!!! :) Been some time since I was a student. BTW... a signed/numbered print is up for auction on eBay... starting at $15 if you'd like a copy :)
click her for the auction... (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=862174092)
I really like the look of this but excuse my ignorance...how exactly do you do it? All through computer programs? Where does the original image come from - a photo that you've taken?
04-27-2002, 08:21 PM
Hi veb... good question. How to do it? ... Pretty much like all artwork which is created through a creative urge and an understanding of how to use a medium... in this case a computer with a graphics program called Photoshop.
Here's how my digital process goes. I have an idea and take a digital photograph based on the idea. I then generally modify the photo in the graphics program called Photoshop until it's composition is what I'm after. Next I use a simple "onion skin" technique to make a simple trace of the main elements in the composition. (see the Initial Trace link below the picture above). Then, I print out a good size picture of the photo and use it as a reference to eyeball all of the digital painting using the simple tracing as a guide. I also use Photoshop to do the digital painting, which can be painted on multiple layers in Photoshop that are then merged together as the painting develops. That is one of the most advantageous aspects to digital painting... being able to isolate different parts of the painting on different layers which can then be modified or merged as desired.
The actual digital painting is accomplished with a digital pen/brush and tablet. The tablet is essentially a surface on which the pen/brush can be used. As the pen/brush moves across the surface, the movement is replicated on a computer screen. The pen/brush can use any color and can be sensitive in several ways (size, opacity, color) to the preasure the artist uses when pressing it to the tablet surface.
Hope that helps explain it a bit... don't hesitate to ask if you have any more questions...
Wow, thanks for the explanation! Yes, it does help. I was especially curious as to where the original image came from. We have Photoshop on our computer. I have tried to fiddle with it to manipulate photos to use as references for painting portraits in oil but I think I need a two year workshop on how to use it!!!!!!!!!!! We have a book on it that is about 500 pages long. I eventually gave up because I would never get to my painting.
Are you a self-taught Photoshop user?
Oops, now I am paying closer attention...I checked out the reference photo under the image and the tracing. Cool work anyway!
O.K. I did my research and see you are a veteran at this. I like your website and your work. I especially like your photographs. So you are not the weekend Photoshop user I was hoping you would be...might give someone like me hope. Oh, well. I know it would have taken thousands of weekends to get even close to what you do.
04-27-2002, 11:33 PM
veb... right you are... :)
I'm a self taught Photoshop user. Been using it for about 10 years, 8 - 10 hours a day including a lot of weekends. If I'm not making my living with it I'm living with it for love of using it.
05-01-2002, 10:23 AM
This is wonderful Phil.
The contrasts are superb.
The explanation of your creative process adds much to my understanding.
05-08-2002, 06:37 PM
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