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Reply #240 on: November 05, 2019, 07:56:28 PM
Working accurate is a crucial element in creating realistic artworks.
I recommend these methods:

1. If you are working from a photo then use your image editing software to print the image as a poster. You will then tile the pages together to have a real size print of the photo. You then use carbon paper to trace the outlines to your canvas.

2. If the photo is small then using the grid is the best method. Tile photocopy paper together using magic tape to be the same size as your canvas. Then use the grid method to transfer the image to your tiled paper. I have a grid tutorial HERE. Once the image has been redrawn, use carbon paper to transfer it to your canvas.


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Reply #241 on: November 06, 2019, 03:08:28 PM
 :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:  This is exactly what I needed!  There is so much to learn and I have a huge learning curve with photo editing software at the moment.  I will get there.
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Reply #242 on: November 06, 2019, 08:04:08 PM
one step at a time or as Dennis says : "slowly slowly catchee monkey" O0


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Reply #243 on: November 11, 2019, 01:07:24 AM
 :confused: :-\ :tickedoff: :-\  Okay, just a rant.... I started painting the grapes in acyrlic, in oil today. I tried for hours to get the leaf colors correct.  I use little pieces of white paper and hold it up to the screen, too.  It looked right, I painted it on, then it looked olive, I scraped it off and tried again and on this went several times. I am frustrated as I think my light set up is an issue and it gets darker earlier now.  When I design my art room, I will pay extra attention to the lighting issue.  I did purchase a small flourescent light that is suspended overhead.  It is specifically for painting, Daylight Techne Artist and Drafting Lamp, it should do the trick.  I mostly paint in the day time now.  Meanwhile I decided to put it away until tomorrow after my grandchildren's visit.   :blush:
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Reply #244 on: November 11, 2019, 07:21:47 PM
Good, even lighting is important if you are trying to match colours. In an ideal world you would have indirect sunlight, but it isn't always possible. The next best is flourescent lighting.
In the studio we use several to ensure there are no shadows on the artwork for recording purposes.


Here you can see what it looks like. I sit under light A. Light B is to the left to get rid of left hand shadows. Out of view is a standing lamp to get rid of right hand shadows and light the face while talking to the camera. Light C gives a general light to the area. The window light is blocked by a block out blind when recording to eliminate variance caused by clouds, etc..

You only need light A. It should be around 0.5 meter (20 inches) in front of you and not directly above you. That way it casts any shadow under your arm where it doesn't matter instead of where you are working..


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Reply #245 on: November 12, 2019, 12:06:03 PM
Good morning.  I was so happy to see this when I woke up this morning.  I will be able to make adjustments with these recommendations and keep this information for my permanent studio. I will have great fun when I get the lighting correct.  Thanks so much Nolan.  What a really great opportunity you have given all of us with your onlie are teachings.   :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :thankyou:
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Reply #246 on: November 12, 2019, 07:18:24 PM
are you busy setting yourself up a studio at the moment or it still in the pipeline?


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Reply #247 on: November 13, 2019, 04:10:26 AM
Still in the pipeline, just making due with what I have to work with, at the moment.  I managed to get through the berries painting and am letting the berries dry, since painting in oil.  Boy, I will be really glad to get my painting sped up, like you.  I bet it takes me twice as long. I would have really liked painting along when you were live with your classes.   
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Reply #248 on: November 13, 2019, 08:09:18 PM
don't worry about the speed. As you master the techniques, the speed comes automatically O0