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Friday, June 3, 2011

110603 Getting Ready for a new book

110603 Getting Ready for a new book

I can't help it... I seem to have the urge for late night sketching on Friday night. SO even though I really NEED to do something about at least 6 of the pans in my tin that I have hit the bottom... I decide to sketch them instead. I will need to start the new book next week.
Interesting that this book that will probably take me up to mid July is no. 40!

8 comments:

  1. You got me curious; is 40 your lucky number, or a special date, day? :)

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  2. Hi Liz,
    I am enjoying seeing your sketches of my home town, Sydney. They are great! I have a technical question: do you photograph or scan your work? With plain paper, I find it very hard to keep the lighting level across the page.
    I'll click the 'follow-up' to get your reply... thanks.

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  3. thanks shirley - I scan my page and then do some adjustments in photoshop to make the paper more consistently white and then drop a off white 'multiply' layer over the top . Hope that makes sense.
    Ontheroad - stay tuned.... coincidentally last night was 40 days till I go on my next trip - so 40 days to fill No. 40.

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  4. Lovely as usual! But you lost me with a white "multiply" layer...I understand what multiply means in Photoshop, just not how you'd do a white one!

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  5. Yes, when you have a moment, Liz (LOL) I too want to understand the white multiply layer. Love the beginning of this book.

    I'm still wasting time trying to decide on palettes.

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  6. You mean it's necessary to DECIDE?? Oh, nooooo...

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  7. it is not a white multiply layer but an off white (or cream) layer. I got the idea from Wil Freeborn. I know he has done a demonstration somewhere..but I did find this explanation
    "The Moleskine paper is quite yellow. So what I generally do in Photoshop is take a colour sample of the paper colour add a new layer and fill that layer with the colour then turn this layer off. The layer with the drawing I use auto tone, colour and levels to accentuate the tone and colours, but it takes the yellow tone away. I then turn that yellow layer back on and choose “multiply” and reduce the transparency to what looks right."- Wil Freeborn

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  8. Fantastic drawings, Liz!
    See you in Lisbon!! ;-)

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