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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
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KODAK Z760 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
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1/32 second
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F/3.4
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8 mm
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Aug 26, 2011, 12:50:26 PM
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Night Waves by rschuch Night Waves by rschuch
3 layered cut paper - 16 x 28 or so - I forgotten I'd done this. I have another one (somewhere, maybe the garage) that's a dark purple instead of dark blue.
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ikarusmedia Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
great way to resolve the waves, nice cutting!
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CJM99 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
wow that's amazing! I can see how it would better in person from a short distance - the thumbnail looked like photo rather than cut paper, that's a great effect you have going there! :)
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rschuch Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Thanks! That's interesting it looked like a photo small because, while sometimes I use photo reference, I just freehanded this one.
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ebonypen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man, it looks like cutting out those waves was tedious :wow:
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rschuch Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
It's been a long time, so I forget how long it took, but I don't think it was THAT bad. Not a lot of tiny detail, nice big cuts overall. I think my main issue was keeping the paper from moving around with my basically turning it into shreds. I wanted a definite "wider" up close to "narrow" in the distance feeling to help with the perspective, but a few waves got "wider" as I cut, so I lost some of that. Overall, I like the mood. I remember NOT liking it when I first did it (which is probably why I forgot about it), but I like it better now.
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ebonypen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there a way you're supposed to attach the cut paper to some sort of matting in the background? I just noticed I can sort of see some shadows from the blue layer on the white background, and I'm not quite sure if it's supposed to be like that or if there's a way to prevent it? I'm sure most glue would bleed through the paper, so... just curious :)
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rschuch Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Different people secure their cuttings different ways. You're right, glues usually seep through, and while not showing a coloration mark, you can sometimes see the area it was applied to. I've seen some use wallpaper paste, some use glue stick (which is less watery). Some sandwich the cutting between two pieces of plexiglass so it's REALLY obvious it's a paper cutting. I just secure the edges and lightly apply some glue stick only where it really needs it. I like the effect of the paper sticking up - it's cut paper after all, and I want people to see that. If I glue everything down, visually it might as well be a print.
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ebonypen Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I do like the slight shadows too, it is a good effect. I just haven't noticed it on any of your other ones, that's all :)
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rschuch Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
I think I know why ... all my other stuff I scanned in and the top portion of the scanner mashes it flat. For the odd photo I took (of some of the larger pieces) I always take them straight on. My father took this photo, and to avoid reflection and glare in the glass, he laid it down flat on a table and took the shot at a low angle. I corrected the perspective in Photoshop, but the shadows still reflect the view of looking "up" at the cutting, which increases the angle and depth of the shadows.

Mystery solved!
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