My first Smudge...What can you do...

Started Dec 31, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Randy Colwell
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My first Smudge...What can you do...
Dec 31, 2010

I got Scott Deardorff's "Mastering the Digital Canvas" for Christmas and I am really hooked on Smudging or Painting. I know that his DVD is only designed for Animal Painting, but I guess it goes hand in hand. BTW, the DVD is awesome if you don't already have it.

Anyway, I took this photo for a friend this fall and they loved the results I gave them tonight on the smudge. I know it's not perfect and far from it but I would like to see how some of you "Pros" on the subject would process this. The background may be pretty busy but everyone seemed to like it, but I again am way open to suggestions. Your help is appreciated.

Specifically:

What is the best way to handle the face?
What is the best way to smudge or paint a shirt like this?
How would you smudge the background?

Sorry for the large files but I figured some one would want to play. Thanks!

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