Tuesday, March 10, 2009

As Promised!

Here is an update on the suave Van for those of you having a Choco and the gang withdrawal! Just about 97% completed! Yay! I didn't realize until after I uploaded the image into Photoshop that I had not painted his cane. Guess I'm a bit tired, or a bit more than I realized. This is photographed as opposed to a scan. The colors are better but still not accurate.

I always see things in a piece of artwork that need to be corrected, adjusted, fixed AFTER I scan or photograph it. Not sure why that is, but I think it has something to do with the distance between me and the piece. When I'm painting on something, I can totally miss/not see an area that screams to be worked on (yes, we've already had this conversation), but it is also a very useful tool for those times when you're stuck and you don't know why.

Scan or photograph the artwork, take it into an editing program, like Photoshop, and if you can, make it a grey scale. That almost always shows me areas that need to be adjusted. It also adds that distance - instantly - so that you don't get surprised when you see it hanging on the wall in a show and think "Oh good grief, did I really not see that?!!"

4 comments:

  1. ...beautiful and fun! He does have a stearness about him, and I love it! Also...like the new widget you added to the bottom, very cool.

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  2. Thanks, Kelly, there is a stearness to him and it will play into the story!

    Thanks for the comment on the new widget! It's suppose to increase traffic - we'll see. If it gets annoying, let me know!

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  4. What an impressive gentleman!

    Just wondering.... "Van" seems perhaps a little casual for a gentleman of such stature? This might be one of those cases of "pay no attention to the man (or woman) behind the curtain"!!

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