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    Default Re: Is the plural of Cactus Cacti?

    Thank you, Ron. Even when I was using markers and other physical media, my goal was to create photorealistic compositions, such as this chrome heat note (this is a modern version, modeled):

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    I think humansóand some insects (!) are naturally attracted to bright, shiny objects. And one of the first things modeling and rendering programmers learned how to do is create reflective surfaces. Too much so; if you look at early animation in the early 1970s, everything reflections, and looks unnatural for it.

    Hopefully, there's enough mild, not overdone reflections and some non-reflective texture in the LoveNote image to make the audience stare just a moment or two more than without well-done textures and lighting.

    Because it sure as heck isn't photorealistic!

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    Default Re: Is the plural of Cactus Cacti?

    Well, Gare...
    As well as my failing hearing and memory, I guess my eyes are worse than I thought, because it looks very realistic to me. Of course, when I post something on TG, thinking that it's ready to show, I find out there's a lot of things wrong with my work. I attempt photo-realism, at times, but, never seem to quite get there. Still a goal for me.

    The work you put out is to me, truly amazing. I always think to myself, "MAN! How does he do that!?
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    Default Re: Is the plural of Cactus Cacti?

    You are to kind, Ron. But please keep it up! Name:  really-small-smirk.jpg
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    I've long avoided the term "realistic", because although it's a trivial difference, the point was made with me by a painting done by Reneť Magritte. The title? "Ce n'est pas un pipe." "This is not a pipe", although clearly the painting is that of a pipe.

    What he was saying in a Puckish manner is that the work is not a pipe. It's a painting of a pipe.

    Similarly, nothing I've ever done is realistic, including my Federal taxes.

    It can be like a photo, photo-realistic, but realistic is a hurdle maybe artists won't reach until holographic tools are affordable. It might be easy to mistake a rendered model as a photo, but rarely the person sitting next to you on a bus, for example.

    'Til then, you should enjoy your photorealistic drawings, as I do with your work, Ron.

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    My Best,

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    Default Spring is almost here

    I'm waiting for the snow to go away.

    And waiting.

    AND WAITING.

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    Default 2nd Spring visual pun

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    Default Re: 2nd Spring visual pun

    Beautifully done, Gare.

    Wish I could help you on the summer thing. (I got nothin')
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    Default Re: 2nd Spring visual pun

    Perhaps Mr. Sun with sunglasses and a lemonade.
    Eh. I have 3 months to come up with it, right?

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    Now, this piece of abstract art I created without using a mouse or other pointing device. This is a collection of fractal patterns I created in Chaoscope. Then I assembled the pieces in P'shop.



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    Default Re: 2nd Spring visual pun

    Excellent Gary. Reminds me of something that Roger Dean may have done.
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    Default Re: 2nd Spring visual pun

    Somebody's kite had a bad accident!

    Also,
    A silly drawing to maybe get some of those juices flowing.
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    Default Re: 2nd Spring visual pun

    Love it, Ron! Funny!

    I was just goofing around yesterday, and eventually I realized liked this better than a doodle. So here's to one of my favorite Summer Foods:

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