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Purple Peatie Portrait
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Purple Peatie Portrait
Purple Peatie Portrait
Ok, so this is a stretch from photography, but really was/is a photograph that is hand painted in Photoshop. No use of filters, etc.I just thought I'd show a little of my whimsical side.
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Mary N C. Taitt
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    I LOVE THI, Trcia! Looks like a fabulous Cartoon character with a story to tell! Great job, great colors! Mary :-)

7/8/2006 7:02:37 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Nice work Tricia. Love the outcome.

7/9/2006 12:18:15 PM

 
Tricia L. Olson-Giles
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Thanks Kay and Mary. This was my first use of Photoshop as a paint pallet, and I had a BALL doing this. I hope others will appreciate it, but even if they don't, it was very satisfying for me to do. I'm anxious to see how others react to it. You two have both been very encouraging and welcoming to this newbie here.

7/9/2006 12:48:09 PM

 
Jagadeesh Dev
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Great work! I was looking through the digital darkroom entries and this really stood out!

7/10/2006 6:10:09 AM

 
Tricia L. Olson-Giles
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Thanks Sipho. That's high praise. :)

7/10/2006 10:57:01 AM

 
Sam Britt
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Really nice cartoon effect. Did you do the painting with a mouse or use a graphics tablet?

Sam

7/14/2006 9:12:55 PM

 
Tricia L. Olson-Giles
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A mouse is like painting with a shoe. LOL! It's done with a graphics tablet. :)

7/15/2006 6:32:53 AM

 
Tricia L. Olson-Giles
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A mouse is like painting with a shoe. LOL! It's done with a graphics tablet. :)

7/15/2006 6:33:08 AM

 
Tricia L. Olson-Giles
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A mouse is like painting with a shoe. LOL! It's done with a graphics tablet. :)

7/15/2006 6:33:16 AM

 
Tricia L. Olson-Giles
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A mouse is like painting with a shoe. LOL! It's done with a graphics tablet. :)

7/15/2006 6:33:22 AM

 
Tricia L. Olson-Giles
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A mouse is like painting with a shoe. LOL! It's done with a graphics tablet. :)

7/15/2006 6:33:26 AM

 
Tricia L. Olson-Giles
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Sorry for the multiple posts. BP kept saying it didn't go through. LOL and BLUSH!

7/15/2006 6:34:43 AM

 
Alice Lero
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So Cool! :)

8/7/2006 5:44:03 PM

 
Tricia L. Olson-Giles
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Thanks Alice. It was fun, and the first time I attempted anything remotely like this. So thought, what the heck, let's show it to my toughest critiques here at Betterphoto.com.

8/8/2006 5:17:42 PM

 
Larissa M.
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Such a fun picture! It looks cartoon-y!
: ) Really cool! I love the way his ears are...

: )
~Lue...

11/3/2006 5:20:57 PM

 
Tricia L. Olson-Giles
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It very much suits his personality. ;) Thanks Lue.

11/3/2006 5:23:25 PM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Great fun Tricia and very well done! Love your color choice, background, and the full-of-personality pose! And huge congrats for making finalist!

2/24/2007 12:44:34 PM

 
Tricia L. Olson-Giles
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THANK YOU!!! I'm still shaking as I just saw the January Finalists put up and this is my first time!

2/24/2007 3:04:36 PM

 
Janet McNeil
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Congratulations and sometimes it's just about having fun!! Good luck in the next round!!

2/24/2007 3:17:33 PM

 
Tricia L. Olson-Giles
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This was definitely a fun one. The technique was taught to me and inspired by a very talented artist friend of mine.

2/24/2007 3:21:02 PM

 
Larissa M.
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
I've always loved this adorable picture, Tricia! You did an awesome job on it! :)

~*Lue...

2/24/2007 4:17:26 PM

 
Tricia L. Olson-Giles
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Thanks for always cheering me on Lue, and being there when I finally got a finalist. :)

2/24/2007 4:21:49 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round.

2/25/2007 11:26:28 AM

 
Tricia L. Olson-Giles
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Thank you, Kay!

2/25/2007 12:06:06 PM

 
Janet McNeil
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Congratulations on 2nd place! The photo is fun and imaginative and it's nice to see it in the winner's circle!!

2/27/2007 5:11:44 PM

 
Tricia L. Olson-Giles
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Thanks Janet!!! I was excited to be a finalist. I never expected to get a second place!!! This feels awesome!! Especially since this is my first work of this type. I have to thank a dear dear friend and extremely talented artist, Xan Blackburn, for teaching me this technique, and mentoring me on this type of digital artwork. It's given me a whole new fun way to be creative beyond the photography itself.

2/27/2007 5:51:39 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Tricia on your fabulous win...Dominick

2/27/2007 7:30:41 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner:)

2/28/2007 4:40:10 AM

 
Larissa M.
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AWESOME, TRICIA!!!!
A huge congrats on your 2nd place!!!
:)

~*Lue...

2/28/2007 6:25:30 AM

 
Amy Jackson
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Congratulations, Tricia!!

2/28/2007 6:30:33 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Tricia, congratulations on your Second Place Win!

2/28/2007 3:44:26 PM

 
Tricia L. Olson-Giles
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Thanks everyone. Look for a new one to be added this weekend, and look for my website to be completely updated (NO MORE COPYRIGHT WATERMARKS...YAY) soon. I'm working diligently on redoing and reselecting my entire gallery.

3/1/2007 3:41:18 PM

 
ronda chatelle
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Tricia this is very creative and unique. I love it! Congratulations!!

3/18/2007 3:47:59 AM

 
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