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Red Fox Portrait – Sketch


Posted by Ron Day on Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:07 pm

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A red fox photograph converted to a sketch using PS and Topaz. Please click on the image to view it with dark surroundings. Thank you.

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by Lerkes on Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:20 am
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Beautiful - I need to try that since I can't draw. Steve
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by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:37 am
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Beautifully done, Ron! I would not have guessed that you didn't just take pen and ink and hand draw this beauty. Such a lovely portrait- (I'll bet it is equally striking as a photo. ) Your artistic eye shines here- it takes more than simply converting a file with Topaz to make something work so well. Love it!
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:16 am
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A perfect example of when less is more! You have captured so beautifully the real essence of this alert fox with simple black sketching lines that many couldn't convey with a multi toned photograph enhanced by lighting. Superb work, Ron. Love it!

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by david fletcher on Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:19 am
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Cynthia Crawford wrote:
Beautifully done, Ron! I would not have guessed that you didn't just take pen and ink and hand draw this beauty. Such a lovely portrait- (I'll bet it is equally striking as a photo. )  Your artistic eye shines here- it takes more than simply converting a file with  Topaz to make something work so well. Love it!


Plus one more Ron.  And as Carol said also, less is more.  Fabulous! Congrats on the EP Ron!
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by dianarebman on Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:18 pm
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I love what you have done with this photo. To me, the simplicity really allows the fox's personality to shine through. I can see this image hanging on someone's wall!
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by Ron Day on Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:10 pm
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Thanks, everyone for your very nice comments and input on this image. I've been working on a technique for creating sketches from photographs, so I'm pleased you like this. Thanks to NatureScapes as well for the EP – It's an honor.
 

by Gary Gulash on Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:23 pm
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Beautiful abstraction for the photo. The slightly toned background is perfect. I would be interested in your process, I have been seeking a way of creating such a line drawing.
 

by rajandesai on Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:30 pm
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Amazing...
 

by Mary Brun on Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:26 am
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Really beautiful elaboration, it almost looks like an etching.
Very nice expression you managed to grasp even with a few simple strokes.
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by Debapratim Saha on Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:43 am
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Wow! Such a beautiful piece of art work Ron,congrats!!
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by John Labrenz on Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:15 pm
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Very nice!!
 

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