Gerhard Geldenhuys  

Vantage point by Gerhard Geldenhuys

June 2022 - Vantage point

June 2022 - Gerhard Geldenhuys


About the Image(s)

The image "Vantage point" is of a Cheetah family which I put together from 3 images, which in itself was quite a challenging exercise. I painted the image with the mixer brush in PS and in many layers which took several hours. Comments, criticism and suggestions are most welcome.

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5 comments posted

Cindy Gosselin   Cindy Gosselin
Wow... first of all, you cant tell that this is a composite of three images. It is very, very, well executed. The cheetahs are painted excellently - I can just imagine how difficult it was to paint all those cheetah spots!! Isn't it fun using mixer brushes to paint? My only suggestion would be to look again at the adult cheetah's forelegs. There is a green tonality in the left front leg that will be easy to fix. Great, great painting. And, all four sets of eyes are wonderful; they really draw me into this image.   Posted: 06/11/2022 17:11:22

Jaci Finch   Jaci Finch
Wow... makes me want to get out and travel to Africa. Love the image, my only comment would be to soften the mom's back, where the cubs are peeking over. Particularly the center cub. Nice work, can't image the patience it took to put the images together!   Posted: 06/20/2022 15:46:43

Nancy Speaker   Nancy Speaker
Wonderful job with compositing and your mixer brush skills are really getting good. What a lovely family image of these Cheetahs.
There is a slight blue and cyan cast to the image. You may want to put a Hue and Saturation adjustment layer on this and reduce the saturation of those two colors.
Excellent work.   Posted: 06/24/2022 20:15:39

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
I really like what you have created and your choice of painting strokes and textures all add a lot to the impact of the final image. Put on canvas then pout on wall!   Posted: 06/25/2022 10:14:24

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
As others have noted, you composited so well, we would not have guessed it started off with more than a single shot! In addition, you also have achieved such skill using mixer brushes. It doesn't seem so long ago you mentioned you were starting to experiment with them. Once again, you presented a wonderful painting of animals in the wild.   Posted: 06/27/2022 15:06:30