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Reply #45 on: September 30, 2011, 01:13:15 PM
Me being the 'computer artist' around here, I'm asking why you didn't do all that hard work in your PC first THEN print it out all set up and ready to go, TopDog?

Looks really good, though... Nice job.  O0
LOL!  :blush: I didn't know how to! It would have saved me a lot of time too.
I've now scaled it up to 3 cm on the canvas to every 1 cm on the printout. Here's a picture of what I've drawn up so far. Was a right pain to do too. Will be on with the image sketch outline tomorrow.
Wish I had your computer skills ;)

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Reply #46 on: September 30, 2011, 02:35:41 PM
 :2funny: thing is, I've never had to do this before. I'm in the process of figuring out how to do it myself.
I'll post the outcome for all to use in the near future as soon as I get an easy and workable solution for all involved, even those with no PC skills.
I see, one day, I'm going to need it too...  :2funny:
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Reply #47 on: October 01, 2011, 07:42:19 AM
I've never tried a grid that big. Will be watching to see how it works out for you.  :wave:
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Reply #48 on: October 01, 2011, 09:35:09 AM
It's a fantastic sunny day in Halifax so, it's gardening prep for the winter before it gets cold. I'll do some of my outlining this evening.
I'm worried that once I start painting in big areas of dark undercoat, I'm gonna lose my grid! Erm, perhaps this is where translucent paint comes in. I'll have to check back on Dennis' post to see if Siennas are ok.
Thanks Val & Thegrindre for your post replies.  ;)
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Reply #49 on: October 02, 2011, 07:22:43 PM
you can also grab yourself a free printable grid and then use the video tutorial on how to use a grid if you don't want to go the computer route O0


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Reply #50 on: October 02, 2011, 08:08:00 PM
you can also grab yourself a free printable grid and then use the video tutorial on how to use a grid if you don't want to go the computer route O0


Hey Nolan, thank you for those links! They're great and very useful.  :clap: Wish I'd have seen 'em sooner! lol! ;) I'm gonna watch the video this evening and apply this method next time.
Thank you again.
Tony  ;)
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Reply #51 on: October 02, 2011, 08:15:12 PM
 O0 and  :gl: Tony


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Reply #52 on: October 03, 2011, 08:40:48 AM
I hope we are going to see   :eek: your painting soon even the beginning stages will do.   :gl2:
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Reply #53 on: October 03, 2011, 10:16:40 AM
I hope we are going to see   :eek: your painting soon even the beginning stages will do.   :gl2:
Yeah, I'll be showing the good, the bad and, the downright frustrations! I'll post each step of the way and include the learned lessons along the way. I'm doing the outlining this afternoon. Well, some of it!  ;)
Thank you.  :)
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Reply #54 on: October 03, 2011, 11:19:15 AM
 :gl:   :gl2:
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Reply #55 on: October 03, 2011, 11:29:39 AM
Lesson learned so far:
It's very long winded to draw in the outline accurately, esp. when I may end up covering a lot of it for blocking in the darks!
I need some form of projector. Any idea folks?
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Reply #56 on: October 03, 2011, 11:40:03 AM
I've heard of using a projector, but its by me I'm afraid.  ???
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Reply #58 on: October 04, 2011, 12:35:42 AM
I think I've seen the tracer projectors at michael's store too. Let us know how you like it Tony. I just measure the grid frehand onto the canvas like Nolan shows in video. Takes a little time but you got to start out slow.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #59 on: October 04, 2011, 05:54:35 AM
Topdoginuk, I had my eye on one of those projectors, too.  I'd be interested in knowing if that worked for you as well.
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