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Old 08-23-2015, 12:22 PM
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Hi Carl, I think I recall you saying it would be nice if more people posted pictures. Well here it goes. I hope it works.

The first is a practice plate for a Win 94 project and the others are the design. I'm glad I did the practice plate because I got pretty lost when shading a few leaves and made some design adjustments as I went.

Soooo much to learn and so little time!
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Old 08-23-2015, 03:31 PM
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Hi Dan, Very nice! I like the designs and cutting.
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Old 08-23-2015, 05:36 PM
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Thanks Steve.

I still have a long way to go on every aspect but I think my biggest challenge is design. I have worked on this one for months.

I'm looking forward to my first scene though!

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Old 08-23-2015, 07:21 PM
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Hey Dan,

I agree with Steve, to me it conveys a delicate, supple and warm sentiment, like an overgrown garden on a summer morning. Original design is a challenge for all artists and I don't believe it gets any easier as you develop your ability.

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Old 08-24-2015, 06:12 AM
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Hi Bob, thank you so much for the kind words.

I'm a little disappointed that designing won't get much easier but comments like these certainly makes the effort worth while.

Dan
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Old 08-24-2015, 10:08 AM
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Hey Day,

Yes, it's that particular guy with the pencil, if the design is not right all the artisan skill in the world will not bring you satisfaction or take the work where you want it to go. I'm glad you like my simple description of your work, I believe your approach will charm many in the future.

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Old 08-24-2015, 10:18 AM
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I like it it, shows a nice touch , congratulations
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Old 08-25-2015, 07:03 AM
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Thanks again Bob and thanks Gene. I know that I still have a Long way to go but your compliments are very encouraging.

Dan
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:42 AM
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Hey Dan,

Like the man said we all have "miles to go before I sleep" it's as much or more about the journey as the destination. Don't confuse prediction with compliment, you have everything to make it come true even the right attitude, so even though it may feel like flattery take it to heart.

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Old 08-25-2015, 02:31 PM
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Very nice, great flow, the right amount of background ,the shading is soft and in the right places. Keep it coming !
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Old 08-25-2015, 05:41 PM
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Hi Bob. Point taken, thanks.

Hi Carl, thanks for the kind words. I would not have posted had I not read your encouragement to do so in another thread. Thank you!

Dan
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Old 08-31-2015, 07:47 PM
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Looks real good, cut the 94 patterns on a master plate. Now get cutting
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Old 10-15-2015, 10:18 PM
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Thanks Dave. Great to hear from you again. When you coming to FL?

Side one shaded. Man this one is taking longer than expected but I am pretty happy with it.

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