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    Default Violin

    This was one of my earliest Xara artwork pieces, created soon after getting acquainted with Xara 13 years ago now - wow how time flies! I wanted to try and recreate something from 'life' so pulled down my old violin and propped it on my desk...

    It took a lot of work over several weeks but achieved a goal, in that I learned a lot of the capabilities of Xara whilst creating it. Getting the perspective and scale of the neck right was difficult.

    Of course, Xara became my favourite graphics application as it still is.

    I've used the finished violin image in several pieces of artwork now.

    Steve
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    That's an impressive piece of work, Steve. I like the angle of perspective you chose.
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    Great and very clean Work on the violin Steve, and colourful too, I like the violin image and the wireFrame too. well done Steve.
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    Steve.

    That's a brilliant piece of work.


    I too would love to be able to... maybe one day!

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    Thay is myTfine.
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    It's refreshing to see someone draw something sitting on their desk instead of copying a photo (not that there's anything wrong with that (Seinfeld?)).
    A fantastic job and the perspective is extremely cool! Love it!
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    Very well drawn Steve.
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    Really excellent effort.

    I would offer a suggestion, if I may. Add a very small amount of color to your black chin rest, bridge and fingerboard. Pure black and shades of black without any color look flat. It will add a subtle warmth to your image.
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    Hi Gary,

    Many thanks to you for your comments (and the ones from every one else too!).

    I do take on board what you suggest and may indeed do some more work on the violin... I haven't touched it for over 12 years, when I first created it so it will be interesting to have a play with it again!

    Steve

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    Nicely done Steve, I like it


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