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The photographer’s special “glasses” – Challenge

@lacho59 has posted a new challenge which I have decided to answer with an old shutterbug’s trick called Depth of Field. Basically this is restricting the focal area to allow the foreground and background to slide out of focus.

#1 original recipe

Here is the original version, which you might remember from my earlier post Sakura Kick – WIP

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#2 giclee print

So I've painted her in a flat, cel shaded fashion but then used depth of field to indicate volume, so that was interesting

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#3 rough sketch

Just a quick and dirty sketch to capture the pose. If you ever saw the cartoon Hong Kong Fooey, you'll recognize that form. Actually, that's a whirlwind kick but since the cherry blossoms magically appear when she uses it, we call it the Sakura Kick

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#4 alternate version

This one just wasn't working out to my satisfaction, but it did point me in the right direction to the final

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#5 omake

I've used those cherry petals before, and it occurred to me that I haven't told you that I can do that with anything. I could use playing cards or feathers, whatever I want. Here I've done sapphires, just to be sassy

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What do you think?

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  1. I love these, all beautiful, although I must complain that now I’m not getting Virils for ANY of my comments I made under the photos…!!!!! I see there are voting options, knowing that Natalie turned it off previously even when we checked the box for them to be turned on, and that we are often not getting replies from the admins, I’m suspecting that can be the reason, those mistakes they are making, and that maybe these problems on the site are caused by such things possibly……(???)

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