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  1. #1
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    Default Drop Cap October 2014

    This month the Letter is M
    Larry a.k.a wizard509

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    Default Re: Drop Cap October 2014

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    I couldn't decide on which one of these so here is all 3.
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    Larry a.k.a wizard509

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    Default Re: Drop Cap October 2014

    Always like the stained glass ones Larry.

    Here's my contribution.
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    Egg

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    Default Re: Drop Cap October 2014

    Thought I replied yesterday Egg, but apparently not. I really like this one. Looks like pewter.
    Larry a.k.a wizard509

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    Default Re: Drop Cap October 2014

    Hi Larry,

    Thanks. I was trying to get a Celtic Knot type affect. I did a search for "Celtic M" and came up with this one

    I didn't want to copy it exactly, just used it as the base for my drawing. The original is an embroidered letter M, which I liked but couldn't see any purposeful way of achieving the embroidery effect in Xara so went for a stone effect often seen on Celtic Knot images. It became quite complex with lots of bevels and contours.

    Looking at it again, I'm happy with pewter, very similar effect.
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    Default Re: Drop Cap October 2014

    Definitely worth all the work you put into it, Egg.
    Mine is a fairly straightforward use of a font (Arboret) which I converted to editable shapes, ungrouped twice and then used the Break Shapes command in the Arrange Menu to enable me to recolour the leaves. I also drew a circle around each of the berries so that I could slice them and recolour them as well.
    In the second version I used three textures with different transparencies (including Luminosity to get the colour variations) clipped inside the original drop cap to achieve an interesting effect.
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    Default Re: Drop Cap October 2014

    You did a great job on those Bob. You and I go about them in more or less the same way, although some require a great deal of effort. I think your technique is excellent. Of the two I prefer the first.
    Larry a.k.a wizard509

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    Default Re: Drop Cap October 2014

    "M" like Monkeys

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    Default Re: Drop Cap October 2014

    Pretty nice Max. It's cute and Different.
    Larry a.k.a wizard509

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    Default Re: Drop Cap October 2014

    Cute, Max. I like how you've managed to avoid drawing the bodies of the monkeys.
    Bob.
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