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Hope this post finds everyone safe and healthy.  I made this abstract this morning and thought it looked like a white flower...a white flower of HOPE.

 

 

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Before you leave, have a chocolate cupcake with cherry icing...on me.

Stay safe and healthy everyone and...take care of each other!  <3  🤗   Nothing is more important than Family, including our PDN family.

 

 

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Lynx! You are okay, aren't you? <3

 

The white flower is lovely - glassy - soft and gentle - yet strong. Like hope itself. That's what people need now.

 

The creamy icing you create always creates h-u-n-g-e-r. Eyes in heaven. Candywoman @lynxster4 - please stay safe and thank you.

:cake::cookie-chocolate::cookie::coffee:

 

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added some sweets for the artist
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Hope sustains is beautiful, excellent smudge work.   There's something very tactile about it

 

Great piping work on the cupcake, you've emulated the swirls perfectly

 

 

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Ohhhh - they are so beautiful @lynxster4 <3 Creamy ✔️ Glossy ✔️ mouth-watering ✔️ Delicious ✔️ Great use of the smudge tool too :)

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Reporting I'm good for the time being   hello

(Cupcake looks inviting hi)

 

Everyone stay safe and keep doing art!   painter

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Wow! Love the white flower! Looks amazing and very realistic! I also like the cupcake, since it is in my favorite food group (sugar), and good enough to eat. Hope you and yours are doing well.

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Thank you @Vagabondi, @welshblue, @Pixey, @Red ochre, @Maximilian and @JulioCoolio for the beautiful words and sentiments!  <3  :D

 

Thank you @ReMake and @Eli for the rep points!  <3  :D

 

Just loving that scatter brush in the Smudge Tool!  So much unrealized potential!  :P

 

We are all well here, so far, and glad to hear everyone else is well, also.  Stay safe, practice what you need to, and only go out when necessary! 💐

 

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Hope everyone is still well!  Haven't really done much in PDN while I was off for 6 weeks. 🙄

 

Opted to spring clean my home instead.  Got lots done...yeah!

 

This piece is based on a shape I was working on back in January and February...finally finished it.

 

I have two versions...can't decide which I like better.  I present   Parrot Paradise  Hope you enjoy them!  😊  (Both are clickable)

 

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2 great images - brilliant colours, very vibrant and authentic.

The second one wins it for me.  The job you've done on the chest and tail feathers is extraordinarily good

 

An observation not criticism but i find the shadow a bit off putting/ dominant taken into context with the angle viewing of the parrot taking into account the lighting ?

 

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13 minutes ago, welshblue said:

i find the shadow a bit off putting/ dominant taken into context with the angle viewing of the parrot taking into account the lighting

 

Probably.  I'm still playing with @BoltBait's Object Shadow Pro. Haven't devoted a lot of time to it yet.

You do need to play around with the settings quite a bit. I was being 'wild and daring'!  (haha)  I'll get the hang of it!

 

Thank you for the lovely comments, welshy!  <3

 

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I love best the second one too. Love feathered friends. I had a few as a child. I ate some of them as well ☺️.

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They are both beautiful @lynxster4 but the 2nd one seems to have more 'pop' to it.  Gorgeous colors and the texture of the feathers is awesome <3

 

1 hour ago, Eli said:

I had a few as a child. I ate some of them as well ☺️.

 

I hope that was just the feathers @Eli and not the whole bird 🤣

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They are just great. <3<3 I like the first one very much as another example of your decorative style - the texture is so realistic one can easily "touch and feel" it. The second one is softer and even more magical - almost alive. The background is fine, too. @lynxster4 is in details. ;)

 

And, knowing a few things about ShapeMaker now, let me add - you are the champion. :trophy:

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Thank you @Eli! <3  When I read your comment, I hoped you were talking about maybe goose, pheasant, etc...not parrots!  😆

I had a few parakeets growing up; one always sat on my shoulder and gave me 'kisses'.

 

Thank you @Pixey<3  I like the 2nd one, also.  The first one was done as a stained glass piece.  :D

 

Thank you @Vagabondi<3  Since you are getting familiar with ShapeMaker, let me tell you this shape has over 300 paths. It was daunting...

and I wanted to show off the background...100% PDN, made into a seamless tile.  I am still working on more shapes for my pack...(I seem to be obsessed...)  😋

 

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On 5/10/2020 at 6:19 PM, lynxster4 said:

I'll get the hang of it!

 

One thing I find useful with Shadow plugins is to just keep the shadow.  If it's on it's own layer you can move it around until it looks fine.  Plus the added plus of tampering with opacity. 

 

They look cool anyways 😉

 

I shouldn't have shown my wife these.  They opened up the debate of wanting a bird now the kids have flown the nest.

... I should never have said ... well, you've had a cockatoo in your time.  24 hours later I've a lovely bruise from the TV remote

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15 minutes ago, welshblue said:

just keep the shadow

 

That's what I do, welshy, so I can move it around!  😋

Sure, get a bird...what's one more mouth to feed?  🙃  (what does the upside-down face even mean?)

 

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