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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:59 am 
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Well, you just capture the traces it left or the places it lives in. Or perhaps a large looming shadow (of a DUCK? PAAAAAAATTI, please help!) :D
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The mud conserved the monstrously sized paws of the dog, when it stormed through, quite nicely.
I did some heavy curves in p-p to get closer to some kind of universal abstraction of, well, "paws" :wink:

Please feel free to contribute your own "captured when away"!
Ah, yes: and c&c is very welcome!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:17 pm 
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yikes. no, never fear, waddler's would not track like that. Unless it was one of Lahs n'ere do well mallards, from that secret society...strikes fear into quackage far and wide.
There is a formula, that is used to determine the weight of the animal that left prints like these..(onereason why you will not see me in a mud puddle, any time soon..) by the depth of the "paw sink", and the width. Tracking is pretty fun...out here, where there are preditors, including mountain lions, coyotes, bobcats, and bear....the first thing I look for are clawmarks...if there is a claw mark at the end of the toe, it pretty much rules out "cats". They have "retractable" claws, just like domestic cats.
The rule here, is if YOU see a mountain lion once, it is your lucky day. If you see him twice. He is stalking YOU, you are not stalking him. If you see him three times, he considers you his next meal. Look up, they are pouncers, not chasers..they prefer to jump down onto their prey from above. So watch the ledges, and the trees. AND pay attention to your horse. He will tell you first, if there is a big cat around. Love the concept and the execution of this project "paws"..brilliant AND fun idea, next time I see "capturable" tracks, I am going to try this, it...
Forgive me, because I have rambled on about tracks, and desert life..wait, I can fix this...

Oh, ramble on.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:12 am 
i like this thomas.. although i love the abstract feeling of the curves (i do this A LOT) i think it may be just too bright.. maybe tone it down a little because its hard to tell whats going on around the pawns and even inside the paws.. just a little bit too bright.. but i like the picture still dont get me wrong. :D

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