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    Dunno if anyone's interested in this segmentation picture of a couple of Latin American dancers. I posted it yesterday and was met by completely no reaction whatsoever. I can understand criticism, I can understand praise, but no reaction at all? That was hard to take!

    Anyway, I'm re-posting it because of the incredibly positive reaction I've had on other (non-woodworking) forums. This could be the jobbie that sees me lose my amateur status .

    There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
    (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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    hi! Gill, that's brilliant, my son's girlfriend is studying dance at York University and she would love me to do something like that for her. I don't know if i have the skill yet but he who dares wins.
    kevin/pitbull.

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    • #3
      Gill, I absolultely love this!! It is just awesome! Your colors are great! I know that you use mostly pictures for your "patterns". What picture did you use for this? What are the dimensions?? Amateur status, I don't think so. This one must go in your first book!!

      Cathy in NE
      Cathy in NE

      "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." - Anonymous

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      • #4
        If I could make something this beautiful I would not call myself an amateur. Congratulations on the nice piece of art.
        Diane
        Dragon
        Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
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        • #5
          Great work and nice choice of subjects Gill. I suppose I'm like a lot of other folks who overlook or just fail to see a lot of the great photos that are posted and never get around to commenting. I spend most of my "looking" time in the Segmentation section of the gallery and often miss some fine work in the other sections. I like the fairly recent feature in which new photos are displayed at the top of the forum. Maybe that will prompt me to pay more attention to the efforts of our many friends here!!!
          If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!

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          • #6
            I think it looks cool Gill- Altho I like to see the woodgrain I do like it -- now I ask you -- what makes this different from intarsia?? Looks the same to me.. just solid colored is the only difference and not as detailed but still the outcome is the same ..and don't tell anyone but I rarely ever look through the galliery.
            Sharon

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            • #7
              Great pattern, and a great choice of subject matter. I enjoy things that are different subjects than what we usually see. I hadn't seen it in the gallery yet.

              Chris
              What! There's no coffee?!!

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              • #8
                How can you tell they are latin american dancers specifically? Looks good though I myself could picture that suited really nicely to having a pair of ice skates on each figure. Dale
                Dale w/ yella saws

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                • #9
                  Most Definitely Fine work there Gill!

                  I can see you going pro with that piece!
                  ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

                  D. Platt

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                  • #10
                    Dale - In general, male ballroom dancers wear tailcoats with bow ties and the females wear long gowns. Male Latin American dancers tend to wear sparkly outfits which reveal their chests and the females wear... hardly anything, but what they do wear sparkles . Of course, there are exceptions, but that's the general idea.

                    'Sfunny you should mention ice skates - I've got plans along those lines .

                    Sharon - Being segmentation, this project was cut from one piece of material and fitted back together again like a jigsaw. If I'd used wood, as Neal does for his segmentation, I could have stained the different segments in different colors which would have emphasised the continuity of the grain yet given a different tone to each segment. However, I used MDF which doesn't have any grain, so I painted it. Intarsia uses woods that are individually cut from boards so that the grain can be made to run in different directions and different colors of wood can be used to create different tones, such as white basswood for a face and brown cherry for the hair.

                    You don't think there's much detail, Sharon? Fair enough . There seemed to be enough there to challenge me as I was cutting it!

                    Kevin - have a go! Or if you like, send me a private message outlining what you're after and I'll see if I can help out .

                    I'm pleased to have got more of a response this time round. Yesterday I added it to the end of a thread in the Pattern Design section which might be why it was overlooked. Some of you might recall that this is actually the second part of a project which first saw life as a very simple (but sparkly) fretwork silhouette with the word 'dance' underneath it. Anyway, thank you all for the nice things you've said.

                    Gill
                    There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
                    (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Gill for clearing me up on the difference between intarsa and segmentation. I guess since I don't have much of anything but poplar - besides the little box Barry sent me -I am dpoing segmentation and not intarsia -- oh well I have fun doing it anyway..besides I wont tell I aint that there smart if you don't-- ( I know it is obvious when I talk ). as far as the detail I was refurring to like the eyes and noses and the little bitty pieces. not that you didn't have a lot of work --I always thought that the intarsia was when all those itty bitty little things were done.
                      Sharon
                      Sorry if I offended you I did not do it intentionally

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                      • #12
                        I'm not at all offended, Sharon. I know you didn't mean it that way .

                        Gill
                        There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
                        (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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                        • #13
                          Great job Gill it is nice to see a fresh idea every now and then and this one is a real winner,keep up the good work.

                          Bill
                          Bill



                          Excalibur Ex-30

                          www.redrocstudios.com

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                          • #14
                            Gill, I am thrilled to see you posting your designs. You have done a very nice job with this one, and the other dancers you've put up. (Sorry can't recall what they were called)


                            You are doing a great job coming up with designs for dancers. There are not many good designs out there - so here's hoping you keep focused and enjoy them. I enjoy watching you play with the designs and see subtle differences in your style since we first met.

                            Take care
                            Toni

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                            • #15
                              Gill:

                              Very well done.

                              Just asking, did you do most of the design in PSP? or have you another application you like better? Was the original something from from a photo or graphic?

                              Phil

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