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Bronx 3 United States
5 Apr 2019 11:13AM
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5 Apr 2019 1:11PM
This is beautiful. Good choice of soft texture and I love the suggestion of other blooms behind.

However....there had to be one Wink you have some dark lines around some of your paler edges (not as noticeable on the fritillaries and leaves), which often happens when layering. As far as I know, there is nothing for it but to zoom right in and go round them all with a fine, soft cloning brush. I don't understand why they are also showing round the edges of the inner petals of the primulas though. That doesn't make sense to me, unless you drew them in to distinguish between the petals. I also wonder if it might benefit from checking your levels, or possibly a touch more contrast. To my eye it is a little muted.
Do you have a (Wacom) drawing tablet? It makes fine work so much easier than using a mouse.

Can't wait to see what you come up with next! Smile
dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1736 England
5 Apr 2019 2:04PM
With a complete lack of the expert processing and flower skillset above, I'll jsut say this is delicately lovely, and that I wonder if a little more brightness would be a good idea? Not overpowering, full tonal range stuff - just the delicacy of a gentle window light on a cloudy bright day.
5 Apr 2019 2:11PM
I love this Sharon, I love it delecacy and gentle colours. Pam
Thank you flowerpower59 and dudley for the advice.

The edges that you can see Fiona are quite deliberate lol! I have applied a 'find edges' filter to define the paler petals and to add an artistic feel to the image. This is my first experiment with this technique and I tried to be very subtle but maybe it doesn't work. I recently bought a Wacom, don't know how I lived without it so much easier to work on fine details. Really appreciate your feedback!!!
dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1736 England
5 Apr 2019 4:55PM
Oh yes! I love the version!
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2166 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2019 8:10PM
Your presentation is sympathetic to the delicacy of the spring flowers, and there is a gentle feel to the arrangement, which you have carefully composed to show each bloom's characteristics and have also given each one some breathing space. That loose arrangement and delicate background combine to produce the type of botanical book illustration that you wanted to achieve.
barrywebb Plus
14 44 7 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2019 8:30PM
I prefer it slightly brighter too. A lovely artistic piece of work.
Barry
gill_f 16 122 England
5 Apr 2019 10:14PM
Beautiful.
Gill

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