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Painted Eggs by MandarinMoon Painted Eggs by MandarinMoon
A pair of eggs that I have painted and dyed. I was really just goofing around and one thing lead to another LOL! Yes, they are a bit busy but if some is good then more is better right? :D

I'm really frustrated with my camera. The color is so off that I have to tweak and tweak again trying to get true colors. Is it me?? Why can't a camera capture true colors as the eye sees them?

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StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love these Chris!!I always look forward to your eggs!!
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You bet!:hug:
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parrotdolphin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
These are great! :)
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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Azelerth Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Fantastic! They are really beautiful!
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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ThisNThatStudio Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heya! Wow-wie these are awesome! The 'business' is what I like about them :D (the details and the rhinestones-looooove it!) This kind of thing is where your best ideas come from though! It's important to excercise you
I agree with the others it's probobly your white balance, I want to see the other side of the orange egg!
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello! :wave: Thank you very much! I have more photos of the egg posted here [link] which gives you a peek at the blue side. (the blue side is rather boring by comparison)
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Angeliqu Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Those eggs are amazing, your creativity is so magical, busy - psh they're perfect!
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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Samarai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Reminds me..
Did you know Easter is right around the corner..? :D
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Really??! :D
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Samarai Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Hey.. I don't make these things up.
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's not what I hear.... :D
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TheFarGrove Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012   General Artist
Different brands of camera have different colour settings. On some cameras you can change the colour profile...mine is set to Adobe RGB.

Colour is the first thing to go as a camera ages, in my experience. That's what I wait for when replacing them...when the colours are consistently signficantly off. So far I've found all my cameras gain shades that are more and more blue as they get older. I don't know why, though.

You can try checking the white balance on your camera too, if it'll allow you to do so. They can shift, and an off white-balance will definitely skew colours.
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much for your help! I may take it to a camera store and ask them to check. I see nothing on here that allows me to adjust.
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JillyKaren Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
It's not necessarily you. Cameras tend to do funny things with surrounding light, background, and colour. When he's taking pictures, my husband is forever either fiddling with camera settings or with photo editor settings. These are lovely, by the way. How did you do the colours underneath the designs - did you dye them or paint them? They look like watercolours but much more vibrant. :)
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really need to set up a nice light box. I bought one a while back but it is not quite right.
I have been fiddling around with these eggs (there are more) off and on for months now.
First step was wax resist with alcohol ink. Then the wax was popped off and I painted little designs on them with acrylic paint. Then I dribbled alcohol ink over this and painted with touches of acrylic and gold leaf pen. I ran out of room on them so I had to stop (thank heavens lol)
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Keeshaba Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! Like fantasy peacock eggs! So pretty! :d
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ooh, I like that idea :) Thank you!
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A-C-L Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
I love these and I don't think they're too busy at all. The colors and patterns are really nice.
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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MacabreWeb Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wish the bunny would bring me some like these! They're lovely! And vibrant and funky! :D
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
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KODAK EASYSHARE M853 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
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