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Old Aug 14, 2010, 11:39 AM   #1
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My first attempt at doing a smudge painting. Any suggestions on how or what to do different to make it better would be appreciated...or is it all out of whack and need to start from scratch again.

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Old Aug 14, 2010, 9:15 PM   #2
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Hard to know what to say here, Dennis. I like the treatment but I don't like the "pose". Would have been better with a full head shot, IMO
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Thanks for taking a look Walter C...your opinion I highly respect. Now that I know I'm half way on the right track, I'll pick a better pose for the next one...I still got a lot to figure out. Used Gimp and touched up a bit with NX2.
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Looking forward to your next effort.
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Hi stockdogtta, I think the effect is fantastic, Will have to have a go on my dog. I think youve made it look really great. Get a better pose and im sure itll be sensational. Ill have to have a nose at this Gimp jobber.
Cant wait to see the next one.
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Hi there Dennis!
Your painting is a delight to see! I like the composition and for your first try at it, I think you've done a marvelous job. The one thing you may want to note is that there may be toooo much smudging of the grass in the top right and over top of the dog. The grass just sort of fell into nothingness if you know what I mean?
Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed it! And keep at it, you can only get better!

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Thankyou StitchBabe, I see what you mean about the grass, that's exactly the kind of comments I was wanting and needing. This sure is time consuming, but liking it and having fun doing it.
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The next time you do something like this again please take a few screen shots of the progression of your work. Just so I can get an idea what was involved. Thanks.
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Ok Bynx will do. I save the pictures in steps as I go along, so I can revert back a step if I goof big time...tho on this one I didnt save it in very many steps. I dont use layers in Gimp..being NX2 is my main photo editing program, I'm not very good at layers, tho I keep telling myself I need to learn how to work with them,especially since I found a plugin that lets me use Photoshop effects, brushes, etc and addons like Topaz and such.

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