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Some interesting and wacky ideas you have got going.Photo-manip seems to be your forte.Love the flamingo.

Thanks Dug. Well it's certainly is where I tend to focus my "creativity" in art. It's not that I'm incapable of creating by hand, I just have a hard time translating things I can do by hand to something like paint.net. Here's some examples of some old stuff I've done:

My Dad:

Art.jpg

Bill Cosby:

BillCosby.jpg

Lionel Richie:

LionelRichie.jpg

You can see that a couple date back to '83.

At any rate, these were done using a #2 pencil (I never learned to use Charcoal). In drawing, I can feel the amount of pressure I'm applying w/my pencil to the lines and shades and I lose that in Paint.net. I think it's much more difficult (at least it is for me) to do these in paint.net.

I am truly amazed at those who can pull it off though. A thousand kudos goes out to those who can.

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Your photo manipulations are always great and funny, too. And your drawings! Geesh. You can draw, man. Keep working at it. I'd really like to see you shading in your drawings in PDN.

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Thank you ladies for the kind words and encouragement. I don't know when I'll do another drawing. It's been quite a long time. I think the one of my Dad was probably the last one I ever did. I don't know if I can translate those sorts of drawings into PDN. Maybe sometime I'll give it a try, but I don't suspect it'll be anytime soon. But, I appreciate the support and encouragement nonetheless.

EDIT:

After watching Yellowman's video tutorial for creating flexible pipe, I had to have a go at it:

FlexiblePipe.png

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I recognised 2 sketches before reading any text.

Helen says, " Geesh. You can draw, man. Keep working at it." Who can could arguewith the Queen of PDN ?

Your sig ... very smooth. You've more patience than me with 55 frames. I must admit that the mad flash of frames at the end sort of spoils it for me.

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I must admit that the mad flash of frames at the end sort of spoils it for me.

Sorry about that. After fading out the background and then my screen name I wasn't sure how to transition back to the original picture. I'll have to give this some more thought. Maybe do a reverse transition. Shouldn't be too hard duplicating layers in reverse sequence - of course, that means more frames, but I'll give it a whirl.

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Nice job on Yellowman's tute.What you said about your sig you definitely have the patience so don't give up on the sketching.Practise makes perfect.

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This photo is very detailed! It would be fun to this on an actual billboard. Not sure if it will be a good idea on the highway...

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Sorry about that. After fading out the background and then my screen name I wasn't sure how to transition back to the original picture. I'll have to give this some more thought. Maybe do a reverse transition. Shouldn't be too hard duplicating layers in reverse sequence - of course, that means more frames, but I'll give it a whirl.

Much much smoother :smile:

98 frames ? Yikes you've more patience than I have ... fair play to you.

Proof that results always reflect the work put into something ...

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Thanks Welsh for the comments, and even more so for the inspiration for this piece (you da' man!) B) :

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n264/CantaLibra/Guitar8.png

I probably could've done more, but after spending most of the day on it, I was getting tired. I wanted to do more w/the background, but anything that came to mind seemed like another lifetime of work ahead of me....!

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Nice outcome with the guitar. The red strings are not working for me - kinda confuses the eye too much to pick out the strings from the very nice red wood background. Overall a quite pleasing shape to the guitar esp. the bottom end. Good on you.

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Nice outcome with the guitar. The red strings are not working for me - kinda confuses the eye too much to pick out the strings from the very nice red wood background. Overall a quite pleasing shape to the guitar esp. the bottom end. Good on you.

Sorry about the strings. I initially tried getting a gold/brown color to them to more closely reflect bronze windings on strings (I even initially tried to get detail to them, but when I reduced them, the detailing quickly gets lost). The "bronze" appeared to bright to me, so I adjusted the brightness and contrast down which resulted in them being more red.

Thanks again ladies for the compliments on the piece. Again, I want to thank Welsh for his piece for inspiring me to try my hand at it.

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No need to thank me mate - your love of guitars has always been there :P

One things for sure - you've made a better fretboard than I did.

Maybe the soundboard could be a bit lighter (like the fret) but hey it's your guitar. :mrred:

That said, I've just looked again as I got a beer from the fridge and from about 12 foot it really blends in well with the background. The whole image really glows

Nice job Jim

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I appeciate your modesty but I must say, I read a Photoshop tutorial awhile ago for doing a photorealistic guitar and after reading through it I didn't think I had the patience or ability to get anything near what they showed. It was however your piece that got me to give it a go. So, thanx again.

BTW, thanx too about the comment on the fretboard, that was actually the hardest part for me (as silly as that may sound for such a simple looking piece).

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Your work just get's better Jim :) High time you made some tutorials.

NN, thank you very much. As far as any tutorial is concerned, though I'm honored you think I should create one/some, I'm not sure that it's necessary. My work may be improving in different respects I guess, but there's nothing in anything I've done that isn't already demonstrated elsewhere in existing tutorials, so in my opinion there's not really anything new to offer.

I am however pleased and honored that you thought I should.

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That may be a good possibility - since I did the piece, I've thought it was one of my better ones (that one and the football player crashing through the laptop screen).

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Hi! I was just looking through your stuff here, and I must say you have improved greatly since you first arrived.

Just a minor complaint...could you at least put links to the posts with your creations in the first post? I was having a good time going through all the pages looking for them, but just so other people don't miss the later works, it would be good to have it all in one place. :)

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Wait...so not all dragonflies wear helmets? :) You did an amazing job, it's seamless, and exceptionally done. You chose colors similar to its markings. I really like it!

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