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: PanPastels Experiment


Susan Mulno
02-14-2016, 10:21 AM
My first try at landscape with my new PanPastels.

I know it is kinda flat, not enough depth. For a first try I am happy with it.

Could anyone suggest how to achieve more depth without making it muddy?

Btw, I used only red, yellow and blue with some black, white and grey. Forcing myself to mix colors instead of relying on pre mixed.

TerryCurley
02-14-2016, 12:22 PM
Susan I love this. The pink is so spring and light. It makes me happy to look at it.

As you know I'm still in the novice stage, but I believe if you add some darker values in the foregrounds and lighten the furthest mountain it would push everything back and give it depth.

Susan Mulno
02-14-2016, 01:20 PM
That's funny. The pinks are actually oranges but in the photo it does look pink! Did not notice that.

dickhutchings
02-15-2016, 11:48 AM
I started using the curves in the editor on my phone. Made a world of difference in color matching.

TerryCurley
02-15-2016, 10:58 PM
I like your new signature Susan. It's right on target!

Susan Mulno
02-15-2016, 11:16 PM
I started using the curves in the editor on my phone. Made a world of difference in color matching.

Curves? What are curves? (In this context anyway.) :biggrin:

dickhutchings
02-16-2016, 06:15 AM
This (http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2013/03/18/photoshop-curves-tool-6-techniques-every-photographer-must-know/) is a photoshop tute but it's the same tool I have on my phone.

Susan Mulno
02-16-2016, 08:35 AM
Cool! Thank you Dick!

dickhutchings
02-16-2016, 08:43 AM
The cool thing about the curves tool on my phone is it shows the changes in real time as you drag your finger around. I stare at my painting and drag the curves until they match. Pretty close anyway. I really don't care to get too technical.

FanKi
02-18-2016, 05:45 PM
I like it, is so soft and calmed ^^