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CBryars2
Crew Chief

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Posted - 04/17/2015 :  10:49:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit CBryars2's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great topics, Keevan burnside (Barkeep) did a good paper on clouds and backdrops. Colorado clouds are fascinating and mirror the great shots posted here.

Bob your last clouds look really good, I think with an idea of making background support the scene, not dominate it, your efforts are perfect.

Darryl Hoffman also has a video on backgrounds I found to be useful.

Thanks and keep up the great work. Cameron



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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 04/17/2015 :  2:06:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks you all for your support and encouragement. I really appreciate your comments.

Frank, I'm going to try adding a little (very little) red to my Titanium White, hoping it will mix with the blue to get that purple tint clouds have.

Thanks Again


It's only make-believe

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deemery
Fireman

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Posted - 04/17/2015 :  7:00:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We had nice puffy clouds today mid-day, and I almost rear-ended someone because I looking at the clouds instead of watching where I was driving. I'd blame Bob if there was an accident :-) :-)

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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railman28
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Posted - 04/17/2015 :  8:00:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by deemery

We had nice puffy clouds today mid-day, and I almost rear-ended someone because I looking at the clouds instead of watching where I was driving. I'd blame Bob if there was an accident :-) :-)

dave



That got me LOL


It's only make-believe

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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 04/19/2015 :  1:06:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had a little time this morning so I tried painting some some clouds. This time I added a little red to the white. As red is one of the colors I have difficulty with I'll wait until my daughter judges these clouds but they look good to me. the little puffs;


I also tried to repair an failed attempt and that turned out too;


So My confidence is building and I think I'm ready for the backdrop. I will move slow starting in the area that I know will be heavily screened by tall tress. Also knowing that I don't have to do it all in one setting but only a bit at a time.

So pray for me or at least wish me luck
And
Please observe clouds catouslly when driving.


It's only make-believe

Edited by - railman28 on 04/19/2015 1:12:45 PM

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CBryars2
Crew Chief

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Posted - 04/20/2015 :  1:47:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit CBryars2's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Will have to look up the prayer for painting clouds, but I'm sure there will be one.

Fun to follow your progress, it inspires us all to keep going. After a little burn-out you've got me fired up to return to the RR.

Cameron



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railman28
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Posted - 04/20/2015 :  10:28:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cameron, I'm so happy to read that soon once again we well be treated to your wonderful work. And happy that my humble efforts contributed to that happening.

It's only make-believe

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railman28
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Posted - 04/21/2015 :  02:12:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today the roofers came. I had hoped to be painting clouds on my backdrop but no I had to baby sit my daughter's dog. Poor guy He had a ruff start to life and people especially men scare him still and he's not a year old yet. So he sat in my lap like another baby use to and we watched Videos of trains and modeling on YouTube together while the roofers banged away above. Don't get me wrong, I am very pleased with there work so far.
But tonight, I was able to sneak out to the garage and paint some clouds. However I'm not happy with the results. Here see for yourselves but keep in mind that the small clouds will be just above the horizon when the mountain is in;

They actually photograph better than they look. They didn't get dark enough and I don't know why. I used the same method as in the trail but I didn't get any pf the gray effect. Maybe the brush I was using to blend the white into the blue was a little dirty when I did my tests but is now clean? I don't know but I will press on as Phil like to say. Here's how these clouds will show up in the background until the rest of the layers of scenery will get put in:




It's only make-believe

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 04/21/2015 :  07:33:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

You are obviously on the right track, if I may use a rail metaphor.

Mike



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Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie

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milocomarty
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Posted - 04/21/2015 :  08:35:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Start to like it, keep up the good work Bob..

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 04/21/2015 :  10:40:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The road to success is a long one. I have no idea who said that but it sounded good.


Edited by - Frank Palmer on 04/21/2015 10:40:41 AM

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railman28
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Posted - 04/22/2015 :  12:44:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Mike, Marten and Frank, I needed the encouragement. Today after the dog sitting was done. I added a little red (actually pink) to the Titanium White and was able improve yesterday's clouds by making them darker. Compare this picture with the first one above;


And then painted 3 more feet of backdrop





It's only make-believe

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deemery
Fireman

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Posted - 04/22/2015 :  09:24:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today's forecast, "cloudy with a chance of modeling" :-) They look good!

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 04/22/2015 :  10:25:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I hate to rain on your clouds but I think you need to lose the cotton ball effect. I know now Iíve been ostracized.


Edited by - Frank Palmer on 04/22/2015 10:26:23 AM

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railman28
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Posted - 04/22/2015 :  1:22:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Dave.

And Thank you Frank, But come on now, I got a whale, a map of china, a ascending dove and a headless chicken running around up there with those those little puffs on the horizon.


It's only make-believe

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