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An attempt inspired by the famous Bliss background. Clouds are not bad, isn't it ?

 

 

They say copying is the best form of flattery!  Clouds look great.  Smooth out your grass where it meets the sky and you have a winner.    :)

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They say copying is the best form of flattery!  Clouds look great.  Smooth out your grass where it meets the sky and you have a winner.    :)

 

I was hesitating about this, done.

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Here is a "realistic" image I did 100% PDN. Tools and effects included Gradient Fill, Lines Tool, Shapes Tool, Brush Tool, and Distort Liquify.

 

Full SIze: http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q436/RydalS/Long%20Faced%20Ally%20Cat_zpsuhlebdcj.jpg

 

Very nice image Rydal.  Looks so real!   :pizza:  :mtdew:  :beer:

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I love the really subtle texture to it, and the eyes look great. Maybe you could add some shadows for the head and tail next time? Although that depends fully on the light's direction.

 

I've already posted this to my gallery so I won't say too much but,

 

I had another go at something a bit more realistic this time - apart from the star spikes which don't occur in nature!

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I haven't quiet worked out how to drive this forum business yet and I'm def' not ready to set up a gallery.

I could use some hints and feedback though so am posting this recent pic of a yogi.

All done in Pdn and is my first attempt @ shading with Gaussian blur.

I hope I haven't made a faux pas posting here. I'm sure some one will let me know if I have.

Nu Gu III.jpg

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That is absolutely fantastic Rickham!B)
I hope you do start a gallery soon, I'd love to see more images of this quality on the forum.

 

As for hints/constructive criticism, I can't see any obvious 'errors'. Perhaps consider 'dithering' the colour gradients a little?
- As a smooth background to contrast the figure's texture? All personal choice though!

 

Have you tried TR's 'Dodge and Burn' plugin? Pyro's 'Smudge' and 'Liquify' could also be useful for images like this.
Ultimately, if it looks as you intended it to, then it is correct.:)

 

Good work!

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That is beautiful work Rickham!  I agree with Red; start a gallery soon...I'd like to see more of your work.  :)

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Hey Rickhum, another great image! You need to start a gallery! Your next project should probably be a signature.

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Ooo - that is so beautiful.  All gold and mystical.  Great work and look forward to you opening a Gallery soon.  (Stay away from them crocs) :D .

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Rickhum!

 

Firstly welcome and have fun here. 

 

What a beautiful picture, I really like! Thank you for the sharing.  :mtdew:  :cake:

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Thanks so much for your kind remarks folks. Especially for the prac" tips Red ochre which I will check out.

I've redone this piece several times since and tho it's more to my liking I'm not quite happy with my line work.

I've started a gallery on Photobucket but still haven't worked out how to link it up.

tuvm all.

Nu%20Gu%20III_zps3i18gl4n.jpg

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How's this for a sig Woodsy?

Now if I can just find how to use it, I know I saw it here somewhere.

 

Sig_zps3dl3evkb.jpg

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Hey Rickhum, looks good! Almost looks like you scanned it. On your settings page you'll see a signature tab. If you're going to use it for your signature you'll need to adjust the size.

500 px by 150 px

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Playing with 'Liquify' and 'Dents"

This peice is called "Neanderthal'

Ooh! a thumb! beaudy, I'm working it out :-)

th_Neanderthal_zps60olqsxk.jpg

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On 27.8.2016 at 8:19 PM, ProlificDesign said:

Playing with Blurs and Rotate/Zoom, Copy layers and moved them away a smidge. Then blurred until I was happy :D

 

Hello ProlificDesign!  :star:

 

Welcome to the forum. I like the color effect. Thanks for sharing.  :cake:  :coffee:

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