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Old 11-04-2017, 03:27 PM
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False Maria

Graphite and charcoal pencils with digital lens flares. The endoskeleton of the false Maria from Fritz Lang's Metropolis.

AT FIRST THIS WAS ON WHITE PAPER, BUT I THOUGHT IT LOOKED A LITTLE TOO BLAND SO I UPLOADED IT INTO THE COMPUTER AND ROTOSCOPED BLACK AROUND THE IMAGE WHICH MADE IT POP MORE SO THAT WAS BETTER. THEN I WENT CRAZY WITH A FEW DIGITAL LENS FLARES.

I LIKE IT MORE NOW THAN BEFORE
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It looks great, Woody. Of course everything in your post after "computer and..." was all Greek to me.
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I like the black, good choice! Gives her a bit of an eerie feeling. I like her direct gaze too.
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I like the black, good choice! Gives her a bit of an eerie feeling. I like her direct gaze too.

Yeah, I've always thought there was something a little sexual about this art deco bag of bolts from the old film, METROPOLIS (1927)
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Good job!

Rotoscoped is a new word to me, and apparently to Firefox as well. lol
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It's an old movie term....means to draw around an object. You can do it now with computers very easily in special effects but back in the 1920's they had to do it by hand.
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That's me when I don't do like everybody tells me and do the subject first, background later
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I have to find that movie! I watched a Swedish one from 1928, the other day called "The Phantom Carriage". It was a ghost story and the effects were pretty darn good, I must say.
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Very cool Woody, I like the special effects they work well with this.
Are the lens flares a thing you do in Photoshop or a different program?
A Scanner Darkly, with Keanu Reeves was a modern rotoscope movie.
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That's me when I don't do like everybody tells me and do the subject first, background later

Well usually when I am painting I work from the background forward....it helps to make good edges on objects....makes 'em defined.

But simply put, there are no rules or...better yet...YOU make the rules that suit you for what you're doing.
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Very cool Woody, I like the special effects they work well with this.
Are the lens flares a thing you do in Photoshop or a different program?
A Scanner Darkly, with Keanu Reeves was a modern rotoscope movie.

I use an old photoshop program for basic touch ups....I clean up unwanted smudges....replace backgrounds (like here) and sometimes slightly adjust the contrast and, when necessary, either saturate or desaturate the color if need be. That's about it.

Oh I do use an overhead projector for the first few strokes of a portrait to make sure everything is in its proper place, facially....just a few lines and dots....then I put the canvas or board on my easel or drawing table and freehand the rest.

Then I upload the art and "polish" it before sending it off or just putting it in my internet galleries for show.
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Re: False Maria

That's true, you make the rules.

When I'm using acrylics I do like to paint the background first. It just works better for me. But I also like to have things well planned. In digital though, I can separate things with layers and then it's easier to paint the background later or to change it anytime. That's why I like digital for fantasy and anything that is mostly from imagination.

Woody, I feel better knowing that you don't do it all freehand lol.
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That's true, you make the rules.

When I'm using acrylics I do like to paint the background first. It just works better for me. But I also like to have things well planned. In digital though, I can separate things with layers and then it's easier to paint the background later or to change it anytime. That's why I like digital for fantasy and anything that is mostly from imagination.

Woody, I feel better knowing that you don't do it all freehand lol.

I would paint with the butt of my girlfriend's dog if it would get me the effect I want.

Digital touch ups, overhead projectors, and downloaded reference photos to draw and paint from are just additional tools to get to the visual conclusion that you need.
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lol Woody, you should look up the anything but a brush challenge in acrylics.
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