welshblue

~ WelshBlue ~ Vector Style Glass #1 ~ 16/07/2019

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@ BarbieQ', Helen and Red O' ... as always guys it means a lot that some people do appreciate the time and effort that goes into making an image from scratch. Many thanks for the positive comments

Is it wrong to like making 'dark' images as opposed to bright and breezy ? Actually that should be 'comfortable with making dark images ...'

@ Red' ... Hazel and The Stranglers. The same gig ... jealousy isn't an emotion I'm comfortable with usually ...

Thanks guys, your continued support is always appreciated.

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Giving something back to the community - 3 free to use textures.

Making textures is such a great way to unwind ...

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Thanks so much for the textures Welshy. They will feature in my work soon. I love the metal look of these. Got an idea I want to test & if it works I will post it.

Dark & moody is always going to work for me. Not because I feel that way - quite the opposite generally. Maybe it is a yin/yang thing where we recognise the darker side of us & humanity in general. I also wear a lot of black & feel very comfortable even in all black but then I can & do wear very bright colours. Pastels rarely work on me at all.

I don't mind you doing dark & moody images in the slightest. I love them!

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Is it wrong to like making 'dark' images as opposed to bright and breezy ?

Not at all. Of course every piece we create will always have those who are either drawn to or repelled by it.

I liken artwork to music. There are those songs out there where the lyrics are clearly on one side of the scale and the music itself is on the other. There can be cheery and bright lyrics with rather somber music and the opposite as well. The ying and yang as it were as Barb pointed out.

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BTW, I really like the textures you provided. To me they remind me of heavily iced up/frosted glass.

Edited by jim100361

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Ahhhh - just love those three textures. Didn't know I could like looking at a 'texture' for pleasure :smile: .

P.S. So agree with your present signature statement :lightning:

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I noticed the sig a few days ago and I was like, is that really Welshy's? And indeed. It was! It's really nice. And not because it's pink, well, partly, but because it's such a neat design like it was done on fabric.

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Three very nice freebies,the texture is so detailed.Appreciate the share.

Twisted: This reminds me of an old stereogram my family had,I think it's the pattern between the wood that does it.(speaker grills).In fact the whole image is making me reminisce,the fence,the gateway into the country,Ive been there.Anyway I love the warmth you seem to create when you do wood, it gives this piece such a great atmosphere.Nice one.

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The wood in the foreground has the most fabulous feel to it. It looks great but it is twisted in gut-wrenching agony. & behind that are things that look quite normal but there is a darkness & unspeakable things that lurk there. Thorny spiky fence, yes, so appropriate. Metal mesh also appropriate & long forgotten, disused paths. All so meaningful.

Yeah. Appropriate.

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Welsh, I thought after than many years of seeing your work I wouldn't be "newly" surprised. I'm wrong. Each time you create a masterpiece. And yes, I used the word "masterpiece" purposely. The woodwork is just utterly stunning. It's incredible what you can do. The compositions are always excellent. I love the way you left the gate open in the background. It gives an eerie feeling that someone left it open intentionally. I love the leafless trees. The wooden fence is a little withered and gives it an abandoned look. The polished wood in the foreground is unbelievable and each of the wood piece has a different pattern to it. Superb composition, Welsh!

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Fantastic new image Welshblue and very creative was it all done in PDN ( the fence, gate and trees ) If so then my mind has officially been blown ( insert smiley face with top of head blown off )

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Twisted is so realistically woody, and it simply glows - like it's recently been polished. Amazing piece Welshy - and just in time for Halloween :black:

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Hi Welshy, it`s been a while now. Hope you are doin` alright. :)

Once again I`m in awe of the quality of your work. Textures are are superb. I don`t think I have seen anyone who can create wood textures like you can. The shine on the polished wood is perfect.

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@ Dug, Jim, BarbieQ, Helen, Minners, Kemaru, Nanette, YM and Goon' ... many thanks guys.

Wood really isn't so hard if you can get a nice starting texture and a good base texture to overlay it on. And I must be honest. Nearly 5 years of experimenting makes it a bit easier

Your kind words are noted and appreciated

@ Minners ... yep to it being all PDN ... the background image is from an old image I made

@ Goon' ... how the devil are ya. I've missed our banter on Football mate. Will catch up with you on here or Fans very soon

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Another abstract. Air-Cooled.

Working with an old file I found from the Rainbow Girls series and putting thoughts and files from today, with then

BTW ... am working on that tut' I promised, just trying to make it as small as possible before publishing. It's got too many screenshots and about 10 to go ... the long preview HERE

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Love the Air Cooled one. Might have to borrow that when we start stripping down the motor in the 400/4. At least we have the engine out of the frame & the sump off.

Re-working old images is great because you just know that you are not finished with it because there are so many images & possibilities in a creation (does that make sense?) Imagine if we were working on a physical canvas - we would find it very hard to do that :)

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Another fabulous piece. :) The center part looks like a fan, maybe, and the colors and the foggy-like pattern gives it a cool (as in temperature) look.

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@ Jim, Helen, BarbieQ' and Drydareelin

Thanks guys for the comments and for taking the time ... the time people take to comment is an important part of the boards IMO and goes a long ways

I find a minimalistic abstract a good way of getting away from chaos in actual life

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Air Cooled:Amazing what you can do with just shades of grey and hi-lights in the in the right place.Old files,revamped eye candy.Nice one. :smile:

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Love Air Cooled Welshy. The fan in the centre looks great. Textures/shadows are faultless as usual. You can just imagine the air whooshing away after going through the cooler. I would love to see this animated like I did with my fan. Only yours would be spinning a lot faster!

I`ve been fine Welshy. Spent quite a bit of time on Microsoft Flight recently, but MS dumping it and stopping all development so soon after releasing it kind of puts you off. It`s only the fact that I spent money on it that keeps me from getting rid of it. I still fly occasionally but not nearly as much as before.

I try not to think about football at the moment. Seven against Reading but when we face a decent team we are hopeless. Can`t understand why Wenger would drop Walcot they way he did when he only just scored a hat trick in that game. Play him as a striker like he always wanted. I would not be at all surprised if he left at the end of the season like RVP did. And I would not blame him, I would blame Wenger.

Hate to say but I think your lot are looking good for another title shot this season.

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