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ollyollyoxenfree
« on: November 14, 2004 03:21:59 PM »

Well I just finished (about 15 minutes ago) my newest completed project from my Visual Communications class, so I thought I'd show it to all of you

For this, I photoshopped a picture of myself, used the cutout filter so that there were 8 different shades of gray (including black), and printed this image out on 9 seperate pages. Then, I used an X-acto knife and plain scotch tape to piece the pages together , and then covered the entire back of this image in charcoal (using a soft pencil). Next, put this on top of a canvas so that the charcoal was touching the canvas, and traced over all of the lines with a pen, thus transferring them onto the canvas. Finally I mixed all the paints, and basically just painted-by-number. Not a difficult process, but tedious.


Finished product!

 
Here you can easily see the 8 different shades, going dark to light.

The whole thing measures 18 by 24 inches.  Cheesy Whoo-hooo
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one day i'll be wondering how
i got so old just wondering how
i never got cold wearing nothing in the snow
this is way beyond my remote concern
iLoVeCaReBeArS
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2004 04:02:10 PM »

That is AMAZING!
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Lrschic
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2004 08:17:52 AM »

That's really cool. And dare I ask? Is that HAROLD on your avatar, ollyollyoxenfree? I love that movie--especially the Cat Stevens sound track!
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2004 08:19:43 AM »

Wow that is awesome! Did you use a porgram to help you or did you just do it?
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ollyollyoxenfree
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2004 12:56:10 PM »

Irschic - Indeed it is our dear friend Harold! Love that movie.

Dylan- Yep I used Photoshop, version 7.0 to turn the grayscale photo into a cut-out style image.
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one day i'll be wondering how
i got so old just wondering how
i never got cold wearing nothing in the snow
this is way beyond my remote concern
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« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2004 05:01:05 PM »

I LOVE this...

I just made my friend wake her techie brother up so that he could fix a photo like that for me, since I am a clueless geek  Huh (by the way, where I am it's 1pm so he does not like me any more). It is excellent!

You are very very very good indeed. And now, at 1am on Boxing Day, I really really want some new paint and brushes. Conveniently.

It's very effective!
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