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M2morris
09-18-2011, 10:10 PM
Hello all, I just came off of a wicked work week with a nasty-bad chest cold to boot, so I sat around sick on my arse all afternoon doing nothing but drinking juice and trying to be a computer artist. I thought I would show it to you guys, you might get a kick out of it. Here is what I came up with:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5QDlcW7VSs

danjama
09-19-2011, 08:11 AM
Nicely done! Better than anything I could do by a country mile.

M2morris
09-19-2011, 08:32 AM
Well, I've been asking myself "How in the hell did I just do that?" WTF man. I have never done that before. I know one thing though, if it wasn't for that Gimp-smudge tool I probably wouldn't have been able to.
Maybe I should try some more soldier portraits.

Uufflakke
09-19-2011, 08:55 AM
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh195/Uufflakke/cb9bf6f4.jpg

mmitch10
09-19-2011, 09:40 AM
Great work, very impressive!

And you really work fast too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

BillSwagger
09-19-2011, 12:15 PM
Cool.

that looks similar to something i made a couple years ago.

Bill

M2morris
09-20-2011, 12:26 PM
I did another one. I think I may have discovered a new hobby:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Rs7I9zsd3w

Luno13
09-20-2011, 03:31 PM
Very nice work man! Are you using a photo for reference, or going from memory/imagination?

It's interesting that you chose to paint with white on a black background. It creates an interesting effect, well done.

I also see you're going between paint an gimp...an reason for that?

M2morris
09-20-2011, 04:09 PM
Originally posted by Luno13:
Very nice work man! Are you using a photo for reference, or going from memory/imagination?

It's interesting that you chose to paint with white on a black background. It creates an interesting effect, well done.

I also see you're going between paint an gimp...an reason for that?

Thanks. I got the idea from a photo but my painting doesn't resemble it exactly.(The front cover of WWII History Magazine NOV 2011 issue) I am more familiar with Paint then I am with Gimp so I go use gimp mainly for the 'smudge' tool, which I find that I must have. I was never in my life able to do anything like this on paper, but I tried it in gimp and I was able to, I totally surprised myself. Because if you screw up it is so easy to fix it. There is no worrying about it.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b206/planegeek/IMG_0906.jpg

PhantomKira
09-20-2011, 08:18 PM
Nicely done! It's amazing what can be done with a vision an a good bit of patience!