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bobinder

ARTISAN
female Martyr exposed.jpg a) Manipulation 09 - Micco Spadaro - Martirio di S_ Andrea.jpg b) source : "The Martyrdom of Saint Andrew" by the italian painter Domenico Gargiulo (Naples 1609-1675) aka Micco Spadaro.
This manipulation succeeds by keeping the modifications relatively simple. Here, the original figure of St. Andrew has been removed by digital over-painting in sympathy with the background, and partly concealed by the inserted crux figure. Close attention has been paid to figure scale and a consistent lighting direction. The cherubs have also been painted out of the sky.

The manip has been produced in a small scale and in low resolution. I find it much easier to work on a larger canvas, in considerably higher resolution, if possible. The new crux figure should appear with similar qualities of contrast, saturation and overall definition to the figure of St. Andrew in the original painting. I thought it might be possible to adjust these values to make the new figure look like part of the original scene.

Hammers female martyr exposed mod1.jpg

I hope you will have no objections to these minor alterations. Your picture is very good, and this makes the alterations quite easy to perform.
I look forward to seeing your next manip. Well done, Hammers, and Happy Christmas! :)
 

hammers

Governor
This manipulation succeeds by keeping the modifications relatively simple. Here, the original figure of St. Andrew has been removed by digital over-painting in sympathy with the background, and partly concealed by the inserted crux figure. Close attention has been paid to figure scale and a consistent lighting direction. The cherubs have also been painted out of the sky.

The manip has been produced in a small scale and in low resolution. I find it much easier to work on a larger canvas, in considerably higher resolution, if possible. The new crux figure should appear with similar qualities of contrast, saturation and overall definition to the figure of St. Andrew in the original painting. I thought it might be possible to adjust these values to make the new figure look like part of the original scene.


I hope you will have no objections to these minor alterations. Your picture is very good, and this makes the alterations quite easy to perform.
I look forward to seeing your next manip. Well done, Hammers, and Happy Christmas! :)
Thank you for your review and for your notes which I have greatly appreciated along with the alterations introduced. Merry Christmas Bobinder!
 

Jollyrei

Angelus Mortis
Staff member
View attachment 945602a) Manipulation View attachment 945603b) source : "The Martyrdom of Saint Andrew" by the italian painter Domenico Gargiulo (Naples 1609-1675) aka Micco Spadaro.
Very good concept and a nice job of altering the background to fit in the female martyr. Working with these paintings is rather fun, but Bobinder is correct in his note that using a larger, high resolution image to start does help, as well as making it easier to get the resolution and definition on any new subjects you want to add.
 

Jollyrei

Angelus Mortis
Staff member

hammers

Governor
Very nice work, but she's going to lose an arm or two from that axe guy. Makes you think the other chap on the right should have brought a bigger bowl. Could get messy.

Well, he does go in for these things.
Thank you Jpllyrei for appreciation. As for the size of the bowl held by the guy on the right one could rather fancy that he intends only to gather some 'precious blood' dripping from the Martyr's wounds.
 

Wragg

Chronicler of Crux
Staff member
View attachment 950586inspiring source : "Destruction of Jerusalem Temple" (1867) by the italian painter and photographer Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
This masterpiece is held by "Accademia di Belle Arti" of Venice,Italy

View attachment 950588 Manipulation
Another improvement on the original!

At first glance I thought that the guy in the lower left corner pointing his finger looked like @Wragg .:confused:
It doesn't matter how long I grow the beard, she still spots me. :rolleyes:
 
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