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Emma
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Emma
Emma
Chalk brushwork done in Painter and Photoshop. Brushwork and color merged with original image using blend modes in Photoshop.
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Wendy P
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    Beautiful work. Looks like a postcard.

9/7/2006 7:49:23 AM

 
Donna M. Whipkey

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Great photo!

9/7/2006 7:54:29 AM

 
Helen N. McHugh
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Beautiful capture, Charmaine! Just like a painting!!

9/7/2006 8:01:43 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Emma is just beautiful, and you have captured her perfectly!

9/7/2006 8:08:59 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Excellent and pretty shot, Charmaine!

9/7/2006 8:45:33 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Excellent portrait of this beautiful dog! Jeff

9/7/2006 9:29:52 AM

 
Denise M. Snyder
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Beautiful work!

9/7/2006 10:30:14 AM

 
John O  Storck
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Love it... what kind of dog is Emma?

9/7/2006 10:43:49 AM

 
John O  Storck
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Love it... what kind of dog is Emma?

9/7/2006 10:44:16 AM

 
Robin R.
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Beautiful work.

9/7/2006 11:57:14 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Fantastic work. Beautiful dog. Love the colors and the effect. You should print it out really big and hang it on the wall.

9/7/2006 7:30:59 PM

 
William F. Clair
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A WINNER!!!! Print...frame...hang...sell.

9/8/2006 7:13:32 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Beautifully done!! Great work!

9/8/2006 7:14:48 AM

 
Charmaine Check
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Thank you everyone for your comments. I am working on perfecting this technique of creating images that look like chalk drawings on colored paper.
This image was printed as 16X20 on Arches Infinity Rough, which was the only paper that could faithfully hold the subtle tonal shifts in the background and in the dog's ear.

9/8/2006 7:29:51 AM

 
Diana L. Ralph
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This is an incredible image, Charmaine! Beautiful work in PS and Painter. I love the effects!

9/10/2006 2:40:38 PM

 
Michelle B. Prince
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Wow, nice work.

9/14/2006 7:29:56 AM

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

10/26/2006 7:13:03 PM

 
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nice job, very Norman Rockwellish. Best I've seen emulating that artist.

10/26/2006 8:05:50 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
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So glad to see it again, Charmaine! Congratulations on your finalist!

10/26/2006 8:23:41 PM

 
Charmaine Check
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Thank You, thank you! I have had some of my work described as Norman Rockwellish but I never thought of this piece that way. I really appeciate the honest comments and encouragement.

10/26/2006 9:08:38 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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What an OUTSTANDING shot, Charmaine! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist!

10/27/2006 10:51:17 AM

 
Mick Burkey
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Absolutely wonderful artwork, Charmaine. Very moving and beautiful! Congrats on the finals and good luck.

10/27/2006 11:59:34 AM

 
Sharon K. King
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You do exceptional work! This is outstanding! Congrats!!

10/27/2006 1:54:52 PM

 
Linda Proctor
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Fantastic Charmaine !! Congratulations!!

10/27/2006 6:23:31 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Very creative!!! Congratulations!

10/27/2006 6:55:58 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Charmaine, excellent colors, detail, composition and effects; congratulations on your finalist

10/28/2006 8:02:26 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Congratulations on your well deserved win, Charmaine!

10/29/2006 6:08:07 AM

 
Michelle Lea  Guinn
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This is INCREDIBLE!!! I Love it!!! Congratulations on your win!!! mlg~

10/29/2006 7:51:14 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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LOVE THIS! So, so beautiful and your treatment is absolutely wonderful Charmaine. Congratulations on your win!

10/29/2006 7:52:42 AM

 
Milan Banik
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awesome creation,Congratulations on your win.

10/29/2006 9:12:41 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations on your stunning win, Charmaine!

10/29/2006 9:51:03 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your beautiful second place winner.

10/29/2006 11:02:39 AM

 
Barbara Helgason
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Wow, stunning!!! Congratulations!

10/29/2006 12:31:31 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Charmaine, congratulations on your Second Place Win!

10/29/2006 2:43:38 PM

 
Mick Burkey
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No wonder we all love this image! Congratulations on your win, Charmaine. Well-deserved!

10/30/2006 1:04:11 PM

 
Charmaine Check
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Thanks everyone. I really appreciate it.

10/30/2006 2:15:18 PM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your Second Place win, Charmaine! Beautiful work!

Cathy :)

11/8/2006 11:05:52 AM

 
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