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Awesome job! Thanks for sharing the AD file so we can learn from what you did


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Looking pretty good, Jack! How long has it taken you to get that far?

 


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12 hours ago, Alfred said:

Looking pretty good, Jack! How long has it taken you to get that far?

 

Thanks to all for their kind compliments.

I started work on this just after AD was published and then I left it to do other projects. One of the beauties of AD is being able to copy effects and styles from one object to another.

 


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This is stunning to say the very least jackamus.  I so appreciate you sharing in this format so we can really see how you are accomplishing this amazing piece of artwork.  I will never , ever be in this class but I can admire and strive.  Thanks again and I look forward to seeing the finished piece.  

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Impressive work, Thanks for sharing the file. Diving into the details, have to admire the very clean work at the smallest scale.

 

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Fine execution.


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Would be a nice show piece for Affinity.


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10 hours ago, thisldo said:

This is stunning to say the very least jackamus.  I so appreciate you sharing in this format so we can really see how you are accomplishing this amazing piece of artwork.  I will never , ever be in this class but I can admire and strive.  Thanks again and I look forward to seeing the finished piece.  

I'm astonished at the very generous compliments AD users are giving my Saxophone work in progress. I really do not deserve it. I'm surprised that nobody as asked me how I created the first layer, saxophone edges?

I can assure you that my drawing is not as clever as many think it is. Let me reveal how I created the first layer.

1 I first found a suitable photograph of a saxophone.See attached pjeg.

2 I then opened it in 'Photoshop' and converted in into greyscale mode and then used the filter 'Find edges'. This give me my first layer in AD. From then on I just used the original jpeg as a reference for all the different shapes and shading.

This is not a work of original creation but more an exercise in using AD for producing an accurate copy.

This is how I create my canvases when I do a painting from a photograph. I create a 'Find edges' jpeg and get it printed onto a canvas and then paint on top. It may be cheating but it saves me a lot of time in drawing.

This link will take you to my website.I http://www.classiccarartist.co.uk/

 

 

 

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Further to the saxophone illustration I would like to preserve just a little creativity for myself and that is I did not use the Colour picker to copy the colours in the original photo. I used my eye to select the colours from a pallet.

Just to round off this series of revelation, attached is a file showing the reverse process of going from one of my painting to trying to imitate the same subject in computer graphics.

The attached file was started when I used to use Serif's 'DrawPlus'. I used the 'Find edges' original of the car and then worked on it using DrawPlus. I was able to import the file into AD as a pdf. This preserved all the objects for so that it could be finished off. When that will be I do not know.

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Hi jackamus,

Very kind of you to share your work and the afdesign file. Thank you.

I think you are being too modest. Using references for illustration / photo compositing work is a relatively common practise and a way to notice/improve on details that otherwise would be hard to illustrate just by reminding/imagining/picturing them from head. Even then some things - chrome/glass reflection, human's faces, water, fur etc) are hard to reproduce realistically using references. Sometimes despite being technically correct they look out of place/or plain flat/must be adapted to the context they are being inserted in or simplified/expressed in a different way. You are doing a great job. Can't way to see the finished piece.

 

I also liked the the paintings and illustrations on your portfolio too (loved the LeMans E-Type!). Glad to see another "petrolhead" around :)

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Thanks for the support MEB and comments about my website. Actually I'm not a 'petrol head' my interest in cars is no more than in planes and trains - they are mechanical marvels that I like to paint as realistically as possible.

I agree that what is often seen in a photo cannot be reproduced artificially to still look correct. This is where artistic flair comes in.

I find the same problem when trying to establish the perspective - vanishing points and horizon, from using construction lines drawn on the original photo. It is nearly always necessary to fudge a bit to make it look right.


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