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Amy Rebecca Letts

"Practise" by Amy Rebecca Letts

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This young man is just practising... or posing (he thinks he looks REALLY good with a sword). It feels good swinging the sword, he feels free and powerful. He fancies himself a warrior, but he isn't really. Maybe one day he will be, but at the moment he is just indulging in a fantasy. See a dot on the hill (you may not at this size) that is me watching with a pair of binoculars. You see I don't care if he's egocentic, I apprieciate beauty when I see it. You can't see much detail on this unfortunately. On the original you can see the texture of the grass carry off into the distance. I am also proud of the sky, I smudged it grey then took out the cloud details with an eraser. But you can't see it! *sob* I hope the effect of the wind still comes across, and the space and the freedom.

13 Dec 200345 Marianne
COOL I can't beleive that i'm the first person to comment
the sword is full of detail the clothes are fantastic and even the background is tremendous keep it up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:-) Amy Rebecca Letts replies: "Wow. All those exclaimation marks! Thanks."
7 Jan 2004:-) Logan Pickup
This is a lovely picture, despite the details you mention not showing up. I can see the dot on the hill though. You might be able to get the clouds to show up if you play around with the curves tool in an image editing program though. The sword doesn't look quite right, I don't think - the angle of it doesn't match the angle his hand is at. I also think it could benefit from some perspective, especially with the sense of perspective so evident in the background - it would be nice if the point of the sword looked closer to the veiwer.

The thing I love about this picture though, is the movement in it, and the atmosphere created by that movement. I get a real sense of the wind in his hair and in the grass in the foreground (even though they look like they're blowing different ways - it still works somehow 12).
20 Sep 200445 Jade
Grass is leaning in the opposite direction of the wind...
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 • Created by: :-) Amy Rebecca Letts
 • Copyright: ©Amy Rebecca Letts. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Boy, Pose, Practise, Sword, Wind
 • Categories: Man, Men, Warrior, Fighter, Mercenary, Knights, Paladins, Weapons, Bows, Swords, Blades, Rapiers...
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen
 • Submitted: 2003-12-03 23:01:01
 • Views: 610
 • Resolution: 579x401

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