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Red ochre's diabolical drawings - update 30th July 2018

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So glad you have your gallery open! You have a fantasy-style to your work and a little bit surrealism in there--very interesting. I like your photo edits and your color choices. By the way, the dude at the bottom is a funny little guy. He's pretty creative, I see. :)

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No rules rules! Humbug, teapot & butterfly also rank highly.

Red Ochre - you are wicked! Really wicked! All this time you've had these amazing images & only now you hare them? Shame on you! Thanks for sharing now :) Love the humour in the images & of course, dragons are wonderful.

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Crazy love Evensong and Spheredragon15.

Pentagram has a moody feel to it that I would like to capture in my own work

and the weather changes in the cloud series is very interesting.

All great images and sense of humor.

Thank you for sharing.

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Yep. NoRules ... ummm rules.

Very, very clever. A stunning image mate.

Agreed with the others about Evensong ... a great introduction into your mind, mate :InkSketchEffect:

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Hello all!

Thanks for all the positive remarks (and the encouragement you've given me with the plugins too).

@Helen - many thanks - I'm really a 'Surrey-ale- ist' meaning I live in Surrey and prefer ale to lager :beer::D

@EER - I was going to go on at length about the role of Iron oxide based pigments in sacred cave art - thruth is, I tried Englishred - but the username was taken - (red ochre = English red = Venetian red = sanguine = rust = blood etcetc).

@Jim - thanks - I prefer the control of pencil too - hence trying to evolve a technique of scanning in drawings then manipulating them. - your photo manip's are great btw.

@Barbieq25 - thanks - I'm not really wicked but decided to play up to it since 'rock'nroll' misread my username as red ogre!

@doughty - thanks too - Re: colour(color?)/mood - I find sometimes less is more - if you start from a very muted palette of colours you've always got somewhere left if you need something brighter + always good to experiment.

@welshy - hope that shoulder gets better soon - glad your using 'overblur' - used a bit of that on the figures in 'evensong' to try to get a metallic feel.

To all - it was your galleries that showed me what a powerful program this is - many thanks :D

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Forgot to say - love all the elements in your gallery banner. Very clever putting the snake through the Dee and the gee.

Overblur gives some great results on textures. I've got to admit to not having done a lot with it yet, but it's something I want to play with a bit more when I have the time to sit down and concentrate more.

Thanks for all the toys you give us mate. Something for everyone

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Late to the party again.I have to agree with all the comments, I think it has all been said.Your style is a breath of fresh air.Really inspirational just like your plug-ins.Can't wait to see what comes next.

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Nothing wrong with a bit of madness ... is how i function through life :P

Really love ROI Nightmare. I can see that hanging in a gallery somewhere on a huge canvas. Stunning piece mate

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How many times can I say "Wow" - insert popping eyeballs smiley here! Your work is awesome and I'm so impressed with each and every one! Great work :biggrin:

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Cool new images,I really like your subtle,pastel-like colour combinations and outside the box imagination.Excellent.

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Nice new images, I like the one with the hidden face of the monster :)

And yes even if you use the [thumb] with [hide] codes, the forum will still download the linked full size images, even if you don't click on the "Show" command

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Oooh...wow! These are cool. The wheat field is amazingly done and how you put your avatar name in there is so cool. The different 'overblur' images are very nice. The last one looks like a close-up view of a dandelion (I love dandelions, btw). The hidden face of the dragon was a tricky one. I thought it was just a design, but then I looked at it again and I saw the face jump out at me.

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@ Helen, many thanks for being so positive - I love dandylions - so easy to grow! + I'm a Leo too! - (but not a dandy).

@ Yellowman - I'm sorting out the big clickable thumbnails now - thanks to your's and pdnnoob's advice.

That was my original intention when I wrote the gallery in html - then I had the nasty surprise that BBcode is different.

Just got to sort out and unhide the hidden ones now (most of the pre-re-sized 'thumbnails' are already uploaded fortunately).

Thanks both.

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I agree with Helen but also the tree in the crop circles really spins my wheels. It is always a pleasure to see your new work. I love your ideas!

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You really know how to use your plug-ins with such great effect.I love Corncircles, the whole concept is very inspirational.Nice work on all your latest pieces

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Nice shiny text and I really like the scarecrow in the field ...... perhaps there is a field mouse somewhere in there? And, the beach tree looks really 'petrified' - amazing :smile: And, the monster in the picture looks just like an image in the Indonesian Ramayana story - great piece!

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Missed the new ones.

You've such an interesting style. Unique to anything else I've seen here. Love the Beach Tree one. Would look great in a drift wood frame in a bathroom ?

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Barbie',Dug,Nanette & Welshy' - thanks for the kind comments.

The recent ones are less polished - all started as experiments really. I was pleased with the sky and shingle in Beach tree because they were generated simply from the clouds effect and noise respectively. - then throwing loads of plugins at it!

Similarly 'Dandy lion' was generated up from noise. It fascinates me that this programme and it's plugins (essentially maths) can produce things that are even remotely similar to nature.

Things like trees and scarecrows I draw on paper in b/w then scan and distort in Pdn. - technology still can't beat the speed and simplicity of good old pencil! - Mind you the face in fire dragon was created with Pyro's excellent 'liquify' - where would we be without that?

Thanks again :D

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Red Ochre, there is so much math & order in nature that without it life would not exist. There seems to be a randomness about trees the way they grow true. But take a look at a pine forest...ever wondered why the trees are so similar in size & shape? Why do a field of sunflowers all grow to more or less the same height?

Nature makes the math beautiful. :) PDN & the plugins let us create a facsimile.

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. But take a look at a pine forest...ever wondered why the trees are so similar in size & shape?

1st and 2nd thinnings ? ;)

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