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    Post  mudra on Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:30 am

    That's quite a nice one too Siri .. love the warm color sheme New banners, Members please take a look and decide - Page 3 Icon_sunny

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    Post  Guest on Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:49 pm

    Carol wrote:Ahhh, I see Mercuriel put up E.T.'s banner idea. Brilliant. Thank you. The text font needs to be reduced down in size so it fits into the lower 1/3 of the banner on the left side where it doesn't block or compete with the images of the people and the font color brighten up a bit to where it is more peach (the brighter color where the sunset is, so it contrasts with the darker background. Looking at the original art color tones, after stretching out the picture, I now see how the original color tone works. What makes this picture dramatic is the contrast of color tones and the images of the people.

    I think the font is tricky as it can make, be underwhelmed in, or overwhelm the picture. Fiddling with the font is an area of experimentation as the banner picture pretty much is just as it needs to me. Next is finding the right font, style and color so each sets the other off.

    BTW, being trained as an oil painter in the old style of Flemish painting by a very famous artist ~ knowing how color and contrast is something that really makes the picture (banner) stand out in one's minds eye is important to me.

    This picture is an example of the artist in question. Ironically, a long time later his son couldn't tell the difference between mine and his father's paintings.

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    I have this one hanging in my living room over the piano. What makes this stand out is the contrast in colors, landscape behind the items and arched window.

    It strikingly reminds me of the old painting we have in our bedroom though that one is from grand grand mothers heritage..
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    I'm afraid that the 18th and 19th centuries painting mastery has been almost lost with invention of photgraphy . I admire how they could draw portreits in shades and colors and make things look real..
    I did pen drawings earlier in my life and repaired thankas as a hobby later , but this would be too difficult for me..
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    Post  Carol on Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:04 pm

    Thank you E.T.

    The technique is actually easy once mastered. The key to any good
    still life (aside from composition) is lighting. The scene is
    drawn onto paper and transposed to the hard surface of the board.
    An acrylic wash is used to protect the drawing on the board and then
    very thin layers of oil paint are applied. Each layer must
    dry before the next layer is put down. A fan brush is use to
    brush out the brush strokes so it ends up looking like a
    photograph. It is very time consuming and takes patience but I
    always had music playing in the background so the whole process was in
    actuality very meditative.
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    Post  Guest on Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:40 am

    Carol wrote:Thank you E.T.

    The technique is actually easy once mastered. The key to any good
    still life (aside from composition) is lighting. The scene is
    drawn onto paper and transposed to the hard surface of the board.
    An acrylic wash is used to protect the drawing on the board and then
    very thin layers of oil paint are applied. Each layer must
    dry before the next layer is put down. A fan brush is use to
    brush out the brush strokes so it ends up looking like a
    photograph. It is very time consuming and takes patience but I
    always had music playing in the background so the whole process was in
    actuality very meditative.

    That's if you are gifted to work with colors ..I've understood much later in my life how 'technique' is important and with much patience, can be learned .
    Several of my friends, from all over the globe , are painters . How does it come I do not know ..

    In India, China, Tibet etc. , most of art is cannonical and keeps to strict rules. It's fun once feel yourself to it, the whole mind perspective behind you changes. The motives are different. Motivation is different. Meditative equipose should be the same, I suppose .

    The curious thing in the cannon is that there's , lets say, prescribed way how to draw clouds and its shadows. There's not much benevolence about style or features , but at the end it looks just perfect ,
    no matter who does the drawing . No one will ever mistake the cloud for something else .

    So I suppose that's very similar in different schools of art ..

    It's admirable anyway. The way our mind is able or unable to reproduce the picture it gets . I often wished I'd be able to draw exactly what I see in my mind ..but more complicate, more un-earthly it is more complicate to reproduce ..

    Thank you Carol flower


    Thank you Mercuriel for the colors in background are much easier to look to now , more pleasant for the eyes .

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    Post  Guest on Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:09 pm

    It's darkening I see, we have days and nights ...

    lol!
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    Post  mudra on Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:30 pm

    E.T. wrote:It's darkening I see, we have days and nights ...

    lol!

    Looking forward for noon to bloom..

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    Post  Guest on Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:50 pm

    There's a verse from Rgveda i guess saying :

    Na tatra suryo bhati
    na chandra tarakam
    nema vidyuto bhanti
    kutoyam agnihi :
    Tvameva bhantam anubhati sarvam
    Tasya bsaya sarvam idam vibhati

    It sais ..that Sun, Moon, Stars and Fire do not shine there..
    where the light sparkles itself and enlightens all..

    That's all i have, these little sparkles in my brain then black outs. Isn't it dangerous .

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    Post  hippihillbobbi on Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:51 am

    i am SO impressed at how deeply ya'll have delved into this project, at the obvious level of artistic "expertise" we possess among the mist-members, and at the degree of love and care with which ya'll are approaching this "sacred art" piece.

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    with love and admiration,
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    Post  Carol on Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:44 pm

    I also think this would make a good banner as well as it also has more light in it.

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    Post  Bobbie on Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:58 pm

    I've changed my Avatar to reflect a nice misty morning in Glastonbury. That's the only way I know how to allow you all to see it at the moment. I'll wait until we have the new forum before delving into how to post a jpg. I did read the help section on how to insert a photo but this one came from my own collection, which the help sections says you can't insert into a post and while I took it off the internet, I don't have a clue, at the moment, from where. It would take too much time to find it right now.
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    Post  NewWorldKarma on Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:56 am

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    Bobbie wrote:I've changed my Avatar to reflect a nice misty morning in Glastonbury. That's the only way I know how to allow you all to see it at the moment. I'll wait until we have the new forum before delving into how to post a jpg. I did read the help section on how to insert a photo but this one came from my own collection, which the help sections says you can't insert into a post and while I took it off the internet, I don't have a clue, at the moment, from where. It would take too much time to find it right now.
    I've created a thread for you, it will tell you how to do it.
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    Post  NewWorldKarma on Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:58 am

    Carol wrote:
    I also think this would make a good banner as well as it also has more light in it.

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    I will create something with this later, it definately can be used for a banner it has perfect dimensions to use with this forum. :)
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    Post  Bobbie on Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:47 am

    Thank you for the thread - how nice of you.....but, did you like the picture? I guess it could be a sunset as easily as a sunrise but there tends to be more mists in the morning than evening so I just figured it was a morning shot. Now let me see if I can follow you instructions of how to insert a jpg from my computer. Mercuriel is still tweeking the controls in an effort to improve the forum so it may have become easier than I realized. New banners, Members please take a look and decide - Page 3 Herz

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    Bobbie wrote:I've changed my Avatar to reflect a nice misty morning in Glastonbury. That's the only way I know how to allow you all to see it at the moment. I'll wait until we have the new forum before delving into how to post a jpg. I did read the help section on how to insert a photo but this one came from my own collection, which the help sections says you can't insert into a post and while I took it off the internet, I don't have a clue, at the moment, from where. It would take too much time to find it right now.
    I've created a thread for you, it will tell you how to do it.
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    Post  Bobbie on Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:37 am

    I did it, I did it - I put images in my post - thanks to the instructions of NWK. There is a photo server, or whatever you call it, linked to this forum that just showed up in my e-mail over the weekend telling me I was registered. You use your MoA login name and password to log in and then start uploading photos to the site. It apparently activated a few days ago when I tried to post images. When I logged onto the site, there were the photos I was trying to post. The site had already uploaded them but I was too uneducated to the process at the time to realize it. All I needed to do was copy and paste the link to the forum from there.

    Here is the link for anyone who wants to use it. https://servimg.com/

    Banner photo suggestions

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    This one could be cropped to suit. How ironic, notice the chemtrails.
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    This one is cool - it even has the lake and another unrecognizable (to me) planet in the distance.
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    Post  Carol on Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:27 pm

    This is great Bobbie. Each is quite beautiful. We can make many of them into banners and rotate them which is even better.


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    Post  mudra on Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:36 pm

    Beautifull Bobbie .
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    Post  Majorion on Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:32 pm

    Would it be too much to ask for a new skin? it would be very nice if somebody could set up a dark theme for the forum, preferably the blue color like AV1, that was best on the eyes in my opinion.

    All the logos here are amazing, there are some very talented artists here, you all deserve an applause.
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    Post  mudra on Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:54 am

    Majorion wrote:Would it be too much to ask for a new skin? it would be very nice if somebody could set up a dark theme for the forum, preferably the blue color like AV1, that was best on the eyes in my opinion.

    .

    Mercuriel is working on this Majorion trying out several skin we'll be able to choose from .
    Also see the following thread : Forum moving to it's own website in may .

    http://www.themistsofavalon.net/glitches-bugs-f7/moving-the-forum-to-it-s-own-website-in-may-t296.htm

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    Post  NewWorldKarma on Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:47 am

    The forums on its own website now Mudra New banners, Members please take a look and decide - Page 3 Icon_cool Take a look at the link above.. http://www.themistsofavalon.net , im looking forward to new themes and yes the darkened theme used on Av1 is easy on the eyes. Im sorry i havent been so involved this week i've been busy with work and im also goin camping tomorrow until saturday/sunday but ill be taking the laptop with me and so ill have a browse whilst im in the great mountains of wales New banners, Members please take a look and decide - Page 3 Icon_surprised
    I also need to recreate that banner like I said I would, I finish work early today so ill try and make it my priority to quickly create the banner for this new site.
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    Post  mudra on Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:54 am

    Yes NWK and still lots of goodies coming ahead and a poll to take :

    http://www.themistsofavalon.net/universal-lounge-f8/should-we-the-community-of-the-moa-expand-our-web-portal-t316.htm

    Looking forward to your coming work sunny
    In the meantime enjoy the camping flower

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    Post  haibane on Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:03 am

    Okay, here's my entry. I can also provide a PSD file with layers if requested.
    Btw I kinda like NWK's logo (^__^ )

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    Post  mudra on Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:02 am

    Really love this banner Haibane New banners, Members please take a look and decide - Page 3 Icon_cheers
    The background and the police you used .
    Very nice .

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    Post  Bobbie on Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:43 am

    Haibane - that looks really cool but I'm slightly unnerved by the closeness of that big planet looming out there. If we could get used to the idea and it was physically possible to have two planets rotating so closely together, it might be a neat thing to be able to take a flight to the neighboring planet for an outing. Brings a whole to new meaning to the phrase "road trip".
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    Post  NewWorldKarma on Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:53 am

    Heres a few using the pics in this thread:

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    Let me know what you all think.

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    Post  Mercuriel on Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:10 am

    Please check the Forum Banner now.

    Thanks NWK...

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