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drawn in 2 hours 28 min with Lascaux Sketch Classic
elly (Sep 19, 2006)
reference from the internet. SUCH a cool picture!!! Someone was at the right place at the right time....or were they?
elly (Sep 19, 2006)
drawn in 2 hours 28 min
choc_gum_dropz (Sep 19, 2006)
DeadlyBlondeArcher (edited Sep 19, 2006)
There's a tree behind my house that's been struck by lightning three times. Maybe it never strikes twice in one place, but I know for a fact it does in 3's. I have never, ever seen a really outstanding depiction of lightning in art... not in person, not in print, or on the internet. I'm thinking maybe it can't be done...?....(I know I can't do it, I tried) I like the "veiny" (if that wasn't a word I just made it one) look of the clouds... that happens a lot during electrical storms.
fleeting_memory (Sep 19, 2006)
amazing picture you're right-amazing rendition of it too.
davincipoppalag (Sep 19, 2006)
Lightning is very difficult.. so hard to get that look ...this is good
elly (Sep 20, 2006)
Thanks y'all. Yeah, the lightning wasn't that easy. I strive for a realistic look but that's not easy to do with lighting! I think maybe if I blended the bold strikes just a little bit more it might help some. In the actual photo, the main strike had several veins running with it, like they were intertwined. I had my brush set on the smallest size there is, that I know of. Is it possible to get it even smaller than this? I was happy with the tree though =) Thanks for the comments!
KuteDymples (Sep 20, 2006)
This sent lightning clear down my spine! It is so realistic. Elly you are so talented.
Kayos (Sep 20, 2006)
so peacefull of a tree, so powerfull of the lighting. nicely done
Sasuke-fan-Sapphire (Sep 20, 2006)
awesome =3
Axil62 (Sep 20, 2006)
I really love the lighting (yes, lighting) on the tree
elly (Sep 20, 2006)
after seeing yours Axil, makes me want to try another one!
Sweetcell (Sep 20, 2006)
THIS is striking. (sorry 8])

But really Elly, I am amazed at how far you've come in such a short time. I feel so sorry for that tree.
elly (Sep 20, 2006)
Ha, thanks SC. I look at my first few and sort of laugh. I can draw & paint no problem, it was just learning the tools here and knowing when and where to use them. It's so much fun! I LOVE this board!!! (STILL wish I had a drawing tablet though!!!!! Maybe I'll get one for my birthday or Christmas?)
Gemmy619 (Sep 21, 2006)
Excellent draw, i love the glow around the lightening and the clouds are fab too :)
emmamommalag (Sep 21, 2006)
Great job.. you've inspired me to try this.
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