New painting - interesting lighting

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New painting - interesting lighting

Post by MovieStuff » Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:41 pm

This painting was fun to do because of the lighting; very cinematic.

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Post by Patrick » Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:53 pm

That painting is so photo-like. Very realistic, particularly the lighting. The red sunset in the background is a nice touch too. You seem to have a real passion for romanticised images of the West, Roger. I guess that's only natural since you live there.

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Post by MovieStuff » Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:47 am

Thanks. The lighting was fun because I got to do something other than stand someone in the sun and shoot their picture. I used two photoflood reflectors with barebulbs. One down low and the other behind him for a rim. That's it. No other fill or anything.
I ended up grafting his hand from one shot onto the other to get what I wanted.

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The fire-ring presented a problem because I did not want to make a fire on our patio. So I set up the rocks and lit them from two different directions and then used Photoshop to combine the two shots so that the light appeared to be coming from within the ring. I then placed my painted fire within that ring in the painting.

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Post by Scotness » Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:45 am

Roger, mate - you're way too talented for your own good - that's great painting!

I'd love to see some story boards you've done - Id bet you'd have no problems with them (as opposed to my puney efforts)

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Post by MovieStuff » Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:03 am

Scotness wrote:Roger, mate - you're way too talented for your own good - that's great painting!
Thanks. It was fun and the guy has a great look. I am in the process of writing a western short that I want to use him in.
Scotness wrote:I'd love to see some story boards you've done - Id bet you'd have no problems with them (as opposed to my puney efforts)

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Post by VideoFred » Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:00 am

My God Roger, you are talented!
And you use your talent 8)

I have some friends/painters and I know painting a realistic human face is the most difficult of it all.

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Post by Scotness » Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:29 am

MovieStuff wrote:But, ironically, my storyboards are pathetic because I just chicken scratch and whip them out on the set and then throw them away minutes after getting the coverage.
Huh! - you're not foolin' me - still want to see 'em :lol: :wink:

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Post by avr » Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:53 pm

Very impressive paint, i like a lot.
Congrats

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Post by avr » Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:57 pm

double post sorry :oops:

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Post by flatwood » Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:10 pm

I think you've missed your calling. That's a great piece of western art. Are you going to make prints available???
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Post by StoneBuilder » Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:13 pm

That's an excellent painting - do I detect an influence of Max Parrish ? Or Thomas Moran even ?

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Post by jusetan » Tue Nov 21, 2006 1:19 am

Nice work... again... roger.

I think I like the previous painting more. Also really enjoyed the texture in that horse you did earlier.

The lighting in this one is more dramatic, yet it still maintains a certain calmness. It doesn't have that 'erie' campfire feel. Most be all the warm tones, combined with the warm sky in the background and that warm fuzzy 'tom selek' feeling that you get from moustaches.
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Post by MovieStuff » Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:02 am

Wow. I was working on my computer and suddenly realized that my monitor was waaaay out of calibration. Don't know quite when this happened but, as a result, the photo of the painting was over saturated and dark. I have corrected the levels and now he isn't so nuclear.

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Post by Dr_Strangelove » Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:06 am

wow, Roger, your art skills are amazing! I remember in a previous thread you mentioned that you havent painted in a long time (20yrs?), well you obviously have a an enormous talent, I hope to see a lot more of your work in the future.

Keep on rolling!


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Post by CHAS » Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:43 pm

Roger -- great work --again -- is there anything you can't do?? :wink:

Hey -- there was a big article in Entertainment Weekly -- I think that was the pub -- about your hometown of Utopia a few months ago. I don't recall seeing your name as one of the interviewees...do you recall them coming to your town?

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