View Full Version : White Dove...First image post here at WC...Fashmir

03-03-2007, 03:40 AM
Hi all,

Thought I'd join in here and post an image. I have used Photoshop for years and Painter on and off as well. Lately I have taken up using ArtRage. It's simplicity is deceptive.

Here is a quickly rendered Dove. I used the paintbrush, pallete knife and paint roller tools to complete this.


03-03-2007, 05:56 AM
I love that Fashmir, a lot of movement. Perhaps even better without the branch?

03-03-2007, 06:44 AM
A really beautiful and vivid dove:) Love the colors and the bright lightning from behind. Well done.

03-03-2007, 09:00 PM
Very nice Fashmir, and welcome to digital! I, too, like the backlighting on this.


03-03-2007, 09:06 PM
Hi Fashmir , welcome to WC with your lovely dove :thumbsup:

03-04-2007, 02:32 PM
barryt- Thanks. I've debated with myself about the olive branch. I kind of like it but it seems so still and textured. I wonder what it might be like if I smeared it with a slight arcing movement to imply that it is moving as well?

SaraD- Thank you. I enjoyed the lighting on this one too.

BrendaSue- Thanks for the welcome and for commenting.

justjean- Thanks. I and my dove are happy to be here. :)

03-04-2007, 03:48 PM
What a dramatic painting I too love the lighting from behind and the movement is beautiful! Welcome to WC!! :clap: :wave:

03-05-2007, 03:30 PM
Ditto. Love the lighting and movement in this. Look forward to seeing more.


Bart Boss
03-07-2007, 09:26 AM

i myself lean towards the drawing, so i always get wowed by a great painting.


03-07-2007, 04:47 PM
Fashmir...this is absolutely lovely. The branch makes for nice composition, but softening it or blurring it might be in keeping with that wonderful sense of motion. I really love this piece. Great work.
:) Silentfaun

03-08-2007, 03:47 AM
LadyAlba- I am gratified that you enjoy the painting. Thank you for the welcome.

cnair- Thank you. I hope to post more soon.

Bart Boss- Thanks for commenting. I must have a look at your drawings.

Silentfaun- Thank you. I will try the blurring on the branch and post again.

03-08-2007, 04:11 AM
Here is a version where I both smeared the branch and subdued its presence in the image by allowing it to recede into the shadows a bit.


03-08-2007, 12:31 PM
Fashmir that is wonderful! I think the blurring while keeping the composition as it was really, really works. You have done an awesome job with this piece. Absolutely lovely.
:) Silentfaun

03-08-2007, 06:44 PM
Silentfaun- Thanks. :)

03-08-2007, 08:06 PM
:clap: :thumbsup: :wave:

03-14-2007, 09:43 PM
I like it too-movement,lighting.

03-16-2007, 01:50 AM
Great work. It looks better now but remember that there are some leaves that are getting direct light, so the tip of the branch need some light there too.

03-22-2007, 10:42 PM
Most excellent!