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    Another Color Test

    Hey all,

    While the baby was sleeping today I worked up another of my practice pics for color. I got this combo from some wrapping paper I saw at work and I thought it would be interesting to use them(the maroon and blue) in a pic. The first thing that popped into my head was a beach scene. I thought that was strange because I don't recall ever seeing any dark red palms, but eh, I don't ask why anymore. Spent about an hour and a half, so it's just color.

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    I dig the colors. Couple of notes; The gulls are in the distance so they have too much contrast. the blacks are too dark and the white is so light, it gets lost in the sky. Next the plane of the beach reads as going up hill. the only information we have to define its plane is the foot prints and they don't perspect at an obtuse enough angle to define the ground dropping away to the sea. Last, those overlapping transparent vegetation shapes don't read very well and further obscure the nature of the ground plane.

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    Ok, I made some changes and cleaned it up some, let me know what y'all think...

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    kicks ass, I like it alot.

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    was this done in corel draw/illustrator? The palms do make for a nice graphic-designy type of illustration. They offset the composition nicely.

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    I like the contrasting colors, but the general feel of the image is deprived because the red is a bit too dark even though it's in the shadow. I would like to feel warm and bathe in sunshine when I look at this kind of pic, but instead I'm kinda cold by the shadow. Allthough that is perhaps what you want the viewer to feel

    Anyway very nice graphical elements and nice colors.

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    Thanks Squid!

    Tetsuo, I did it in photoshop, Thank you too!

    Bjorn, Wow, I didn't really think about it that way I just liked the wrapping paper! But, that is why I'm practicing with these color things, I have a lot of laws and theories to assimilate! Thank you for the feelings, duly noted!

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