Gerhard Geldenhuys  

 Search of the Next Tick by Gerhard Geldenhuys

March 2023 - Search of the Next Tick

March 2023 - Gerhard Geldenhuys


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My submission this month was done in layers with PS and the mixer brush. All comments are welcome.

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5 comments posted

Cindy Gosselin   Cindy Gosselin
Like Nancy's submission this month, it seems as though you did a background treatment with a software application such as Topaz. Excellent idea. That way, only the subject matter needs to be painted. Your brush strokes are great on both the bird and giraffe. There does seem to be a highlight in the birds eye, but I think it needs to be more pronounced, so that the eye does not look so flat. (FYI - I like to use the "star" brush for eye highlights. It's in the PS default brush panel. I use the 14 px star brush with a white color. The brush creates an "aura" which I love for eye highlights). I'll attach the image with a white highlight. Even though the result is pretty small, see what you think.   Posted: 03/13/2023 09:05:18
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Martha Aguero   Martha Aguero
Great subjects in your image, so lucky to find the bird and the giraffe together. Love the way you have painted the giraffe, my first impression was that all was done with a program, but then I read your comments and you did use the mixer brush. Nicely done.   Posted: 03/21/2023 02:39:08

Nancy Speaker   Nancy Speaker
  Posted: 03/22/2023 17:48:55
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Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
Gerhard, I like the way you zoomed into the subject in this image. There is great contrast with the vertical hair of the mane, the patterns of brown, and the background texture. I agree with the more square crop by Nancy and the suggestion about the eye. The bird also sits on the left and bottom third, which is great placement. A nice painting!   Posted: 03/25/2023 09:39:44

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
This is such a nice closeup, Gerhard. It has all the elements one needs to see, to tell the story you aptly phrase with your title. For some reason, I couldn't open the image Nancy posted, so I can't comment on that, but I like the enhancement you have in painting the closeup animals in brighter colors. I can almost feel the fur and feathers.   Posted: 03/29/2023 12:34:39