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Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-13-2009, 11:00 PM
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Posted By k_nak
Shadows are one of the most forgotten elements in...

Shadows are one of the most forgotten elements in stamping and it's understandable. It's hard to tell where to put them, what shape they would take for a given object, and what color to make them. ...
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-13-2009, 02:23 PM
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Posted By k_nak
Enjoyed "chatting" with my fellow rubber stampers...

Enjoyed "chatting" with my fellow rubber stampers Claudia. I've learned a lot myself over the past few days. I've been finding my way around this site and all the posts. Amy's provided a great...
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-13-2009, 10:26 AM
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Posted By k_nak
That's a nice piece. Yes, those little specks of...

That's a nice piece. Yes, those little specks of white help to pull out the figures and keep the eye moving. The angles and positions of the characters and the slant of the background hill help as...
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-10-2009, 11:38 PM
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Posted By k_nak
I love some of Maxfield Parrish's landscapes. ...

I love some of Maxfield Parrish's landscapes. Here's a link to a great example of the concept of water reflecting sky here:

http://chicagoboyz.net/archives/2709.html

Or here's a contemporary...
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-10-2009, 10:58 PM
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Posted By k_nak
I forgot to answer your question here. We...

I forgot to answer your question here.

We really don't add in light but retain light by not shading in those areas. The way that I approach shading is to shade very incrementally so things...
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-10-2009, 10:09 PM
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Posted By k_nak
Here's an interesting painting. In another...

Here's an interesting painting. In another response to this question, I mentioned how I like to create spots of light and to separate them with the use of shade. In this painting:
...
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-10-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 36,193
Posted By k_nak
Been enjoying the time with you all. I love to...

Been enjoying the time with you all. I love to talk about rubber stamping which, believe it or not, I don't do very often.

There have been some excellent questions that have made me think. ...
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-10-2009, 01:37 AM
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Views: 36,193
Posted By k_nak
I don't think I'll be out teaching classes this...

I don't think I'll be out teaching classes this year and next year will depend on how long it takes me to get some new things into production like new designs and things like online instructional...
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-09-2009, 12:54 AM
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Views: 36,193
Posted By k_nak
Yes, water in most cases acts like a mirror...

Yes, water in most cases acts like a mirror reflecting the surroundings and color of the sky/light in nature. For example, during dusk or dawn if the sky is ablaze in red/golden light above a body...
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-08-2009, 04:58 PM
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Posted By k_nak
I forgot this link that goes under this note...

I forgot this link that goes under this note above:

http://stampscapes.com/misc144.html
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-08-2009, 04:56 PM
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Posted By k_nak
I haven't heard of it put into those words but...

I haven't heard of it put into those words but the concept of it is certainly something that I like to use in scenes. I like to oscillate the usage of dark and light across a scene to try and make a...
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-07-2009, 10:21 PM
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Posted By k_nak
Hello Roberta, There are a lot of different...

Hello Roberta,

There are a lot of different traditional visual compositional structures out there and the rule-of-thirds is one that I often use in my own work --stamping and photography. Without...
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