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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Gare's non-Xara Art

    Well Gare, your reply to Frank certainly got me thinking When I look back at some of my favourite pieces of art that I have done I think that the ones I like best are the ones I enjoyed doing the most.

    I love the Cookie Monster! He has always been one of my favourite Sesame Street Characters.

    My current Xara software: Designer Pro 365 12.6

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    Oh. Yeah, Frances, thanks for reminding me. I forgot to mention: if you don't enjoy what you're doing, you're either doing it wrong, or should do something else.

    This is a happy mash-up of photorealistic, painting, and drawing styles. I did use Xara to massage the overall composition, truth be known.

    I felt for it to work, I needed to choose a very simple, easy-to-parse subject, such as a still life. The travel mug is one of my favorite coffee mugs, and I almost never travel with it.

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    óGary

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    Default Re: Gare's non-Xara Art

    Summer technically began last week.

    Technically, I pay no attention to calendars, because technically we live in Central NY which has the sloppiest Autumns in the world.

    Harumph,

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    Default Re: Gare's non-Xara Art

    I like these last two a lot, of course flowers appeal to me I like how the 3D and 2D elements blend together so well.

    My current Xara software: Designer Pro 365 12.6

    Good Morning Sunshine.ca | Good Morning Sunshine Online(a weekly humorous publication created with XDP and exported as a web document) | Angelize Online resource shop | My Video Tutorials | My DropBox |
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    Thanks, Frances. I'm gearing up my Autumn color collection in what I'm designing these (ever-shortening, ever-chilling) days!

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    My Best,

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    Default Re: Gare's non-Xara Art

    Quote Originally Posted by Gare View Post
    It seems funny that we categorize artwork today, such as, "This piece used Application X's Naff Filter, to...".

    I'd like to just post "Artwork" here. I didn't use Xara to finish any of the below pieces, but I did use the same talent I usually use.

    My Best,
    Gary
    Nice, actually funny too.
    "It became sketchy when pencilly got brushed away."

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    Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don't have film.
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    Man I used this line for ages in dutch only a bit diiferent,
    I have a pohotgraphic memory, I just don`t have a darkroom.

    But this one is maybe better.

    Another one,
    Sure I can read minds, you only have to right it down.
    be aware, not to become a ware.

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    Default Re: Gare's non-Xara Art

    This is mostly a "how to use colors and space" piece, but I was also happy with the photorealistic quality of the render. I sculpted it in Cinema 4D, and then rendered in with Luxology modo. The flames are the result of a particle system I created with ParticleIllusions, the $100 starter version.


    It sort of looks like boring catalog photography, doesn't it?

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    Default Re: Gare's non-Xara Art

    Quote Originally Posted by Gare View Post
    It sort of looks like boring catalog photography, doesn't it?
    Not to us lesser mortal!
    Personally I think it looks fabulous.

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    . Bottle Cap . My Second Tutorial on Xara Xone

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    This online area began as a gallery, and now it's a thread.

    So I thought it could use some spools.

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    This is an example where the shaders are much more important as a visual contributor than the shapes in the scene. The bobbins were extremely easy to create by lathing half the shape I drew in Xara, using Cinema 4D. Then the thread texture? It took nearly two days to paint the threads, and then a displacement map, and then to light the scene in a convincing way. But now that I have a good thread material, I can change it to any different color in the future.

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    Default Re: Gare's non-Xara Art

    That looks so nice and soft almost like chenille.

    My current Xara software: Designer Pro 365 12.6

    Good Morning Sunshine.ca | Good Morning Sunshine Online(a weekly humorous publication created with XDP and exported as a web document) | Angelize Online resource shop | My Video Tutorials | My DropBox |
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