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Raskolnikov Alexis Friedemann December 29th 04 11:50 PM

Contour drawing effect:
 

I want to shoot some nudes so that they look like contour drawings.
What kind of lighting and/or manipulation in PhotoShop would I use?

Thanks,

RA

David Dyer-Bennet January 6th 05 05:07 PM

Raskolnikov Alexis Friedemann writes:

I want to shoot some nudes so that they look like contour drawings.
What kind of lighting and/or manipulation in PhotoShop would I use?


One approach would be fairly hard lighting, and then posterize in
photoshop.
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Nicholas O. Lindan January 8th 05 12:40 AM

Raskolnikov Alexis Friedemann writes:

I want to shoot some nudes so that they look like contour drawings.


Use a slide projector(s) for illumination. Use a slide with stripes
of the sort that you would like to have fall accross the object.
Draw/print stripes on paper and photograph?

Photoshop: take the mouse and start drawing lines. If the lighting
is just right posterzing the image will give a sort-of topographical
map approach.


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Al Denelsbeck January 8th 05 01:09 AM

"Nicholas O. Lindan" wrote in
k.net:

Raskolnikov Alexis Friedemann
writes:

I want to shoot some nudes so that they look like contour drawings.


Use a slide projector(s) for illumination. Use a slide with stripes
of the sort that you would like to have fall accross the object.
Draw/print stripes on paper and photograph?

Photoshop: take the mouse and start drawing lines. If the lighting
is just right posterzing the image will give a sort-of topographical
map approach.



One simple approach might be to shoot through two layers of screen -
the overlapping grids form what's called a moire pattern (I'm too lazy to
punctuate that correctly) and may produce an effect close enough to what
you're after. Doctors use this very method to detect scoliosis, because
asymmetries in the spinal column will become visible within the pattern.

See http://www.rch.org.au/erc/photo/index.cfm?doc_id=141 for an
example.

Good luck!


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nikjem August 19th 10 06:03 AM

Well, Blind contour drawing is to practice hand eye movement which is very useful when drawing from observation. Contour drawing is used in order to practice on seeing and using negative space. Its meant to focus more on the negative “objects” than on the object being drawn.

Oswaldo October 21st 10 09:01 PM

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