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Moving/ going-away present for people who don't need nuthin'

 
 
sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 11 Aug, 2008 12:40 pm
Not really... I do all kinds of "art" stuff with her, drawing, painting, but on the level of fairies and such (which she also loves). Plus lots of crafts, making things. (We just made a rockstar bracelet out of shrinky-dinks that she pronounced the coolest thing ever.)

But this was the first fine-art-type thing I have done in front of her, and that was different, for sure. (She seemed especially enthralled at how I reproduced colors from the photo -- "That's EXACTLY THE SAME COLOR!! How did you DO that??")
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Mon 11 Aug, 2008 12:44 pm
If you want to get the painting done fast:

Run the photo through Photoshop to give it a watercolor effect (I'm no photoshop expert but know that this can be done in a second with a photoshop feature).

Then paint off of that as a reference. Photoshop will have already done the hardest part of reducing reality to watercolor friendly colors and it could be much easier.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 11 Aug, 2008 12:51 pm
I actually thought of that!

Felt cheat-y though.

(Plus don't currently have Photoshop, though I bet I could find something similar for free or in the tools I do have.)

Plus color is easiest for me -- I was having more problems with consistent scale, stuff like that.
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Mon 11 Aug, 2008 01:04 pm
I wrote colors but meant lines and scale and such. In any case, I get the feeling of cheating. Still think final product is all that matters unless you are making a point of learning how to do that step.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 11 Feb, 2012 09:33 pm
Look at the date on the thread, FM--it's past it's best before date. It was only resurrected because of that scum-bag spammer.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 11 Feb, 2012 09:35 pm
I actually posted something then I saw that this thread is 4 years old and some dewey just revived it to hock us some spam.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 11 Feb, 2012 09:36 pm
@Setanta,
I caught it before your post was posted set, I was prolly writing when you posted. Oh well, it ws a great idea I had, I love those web radios
sozobe
 
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Reply Sun 12 Feb, 2012 07:59 am
@farmerman,
Could come up again (since I wrote this another good friend moved -- do I need better deodorant?), maybe the web radio thing would be useful, tell me more.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 12 Feb, 2012 08:12 am
@sozobe,
Theres a few radio stations I always want to keep tuned to. Several have local programs that are of interest and, of course, my local stations from the town wherein I was raised , carry local news and feature programs (including several outdoors shows, gardening shows and an antiques show with this rather dyspeptic ol fart who apparises everything for 30 bucks or under). I keep in touch with several Canadian stations from New Brunswick. SOunds stupid but I love the marine reports and local cooking shows from Newfoundland (imagine a cooking show that tells you how t make Ciean Groppe)

If you have internet service an internet radio merely tunes into the web carrier for the station wireless lets you keep the radio anywhere (I have to use a booster cause our house is made of old thick rocks.).
The web radio is actually better sounding than most other superhet radios, (Im not sure about this HD radio cause I dont notice any difference). Course HD radio may just be a marketing trick . If you notice, several local stations with ,local call-in shows , will get callers from all over. Most all of which are web listeners.
I keep several PBS stations like Bangor MAine, Philly, Southern Delaware , and a couple others. Theres a NY station that carries mostly jazz so I use the web to assist me.

Its quite a nice package and you can hook the radio to better speakers if you want fidelity.
look up C Crane company, they have all kinds of sets
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