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Title: Stump
Post by: Sketchabit on August 06, 2017, 05:26:19 PM

 Any comments would be appreciated. :) I have run out of ideas how to make background flow better, maybe I should erase trees altogether , any suggestions ?
Title: Re: Stump
Post by: Maryna on August 07, 2017, 03:47:11 AM
Love it. Great textures.
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Post by: Happychappy on August 07, 2017, 04:38:58 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Diane this is a brilliant piece of work. Your tonal ranges and texture are lovely.   Patricia
Title: Re: Stump
Post by: Sketchabit on August 07, 2017, 04:52:39 AM
 :thankyou: maryna & Patricia! Not the response I thought I was going to get  :) guess I was to caught up in the background thinking it didn't look right. Good to know I am on the right track.
Title: Re: Stump
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 07, 2017, 07:53:05 AM
Diane

I agree that you have some nice texture which could be enhanced with some darker values.  Really!  I struggled in the beginning until I really learned the "dark against light" thing.  What a difference it makes. 

I am assuming the trunk is on the ground. If so, it needs a bit of shadow under it to ground it.

You are definitely on the right track and showing progress with every drawing.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Stump
Post by: Sketchabit on August 07, 2017, 08:37:29 AM
 :thankyou: mea I have been adding more dark to it as we speak  :) it isn't a very good picture of it , was taken with the wrong lighting. The stump is actually broken from a tree and is stuck in the tree so it isn't on the ground and has no shadow, that's why I was having difficulties with background.  :)
Title: Re: Stump
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 07, 2017, 08:49:11 AM
Diane,

I just set the stump upright for you so that it is easier to see that it is still in the ground.  With some more dark value on the right side, it will look rounder.

You are getting it - keep at it. :cheering:

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Stump
Post by: Sketchabit on August 07, 2017, 11:29:06 AM
 :thankyou: mea for trying to help and I do understand what you are trying to say but the stump is meant to be unshaded, that is how it appears in photo because it is broken off inside a tree and is jutting out up high in tree.  :) according to the picture that stump has no shading anywhere
Title: Re: Stump
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 07, 2017, 01:32:34 PM
Diane

I understand.

Just remember, though, nothing says you have to copy a reference photo exactly if you can do something to make it look better.

Just speaking from having learned the hard way.

You have a lot of potential and will continue to make terrific progress.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Stump
Post by: Sketchabit on August 07, 2017, 01:55:30 PM
Thanks so much for your support and I do value it  :) yes you are exactly right about following a photo to a T, it is nice sometimes to use as only a reference and vear off to give it personal touches  O0
Title: Re: Stump
Post by: Val on August 07, 2017, 02:09:24 PM
I think in order to communicate better what you see and know of the stump, we would need to see more of the tree it sticks out of. I think that is why it seems more odd to us, we don't know there is a tree there!  :heeha:

These are all things that we learn to keep in mind as we progress. Keep them coming, you are doing fantastic.

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Stump
Post by: Sketchabit on August 07, 2017, 03:18:17 PM
 :thankyou: val it Dosent show a tree it is just gives the impression that it is attached. It gives you the feeling it is up high because of the position of the road. Sorry for all the confusion
Title: Re: Stump
Post by: Win on August 07, 2017, 04:04:28 PM
I think your background is the problem, you say its not a good photo but going by what I see here your background is too flat and dull, if it is blurred foilage you trying to portray then you possibly need a more lights and darks contrast. Hope that helps a bit
Title: Re: Stump
Post by: Sketchabit on August 07, 2017, 04:30:52 PM
yes Win  O0 I totally agree the whole back ground is throwing the whole drawing off , I will keep at it n try your suggestion  :thankyou:
Title: Re: Stump
Post by: Val on August 07, 2017, 04:39:41 PM
Would it be possible to post the ref photo Diane? Then we can give you some proper suggestions.
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Post by: Sketchabit on August 07, 2017, 04:57:13 PM
I would love to post it val but I am leary cause of copyright stuff , not sure if I'm allowed too or I would have already  :)
Title: Re: Stump
Post by: Annie. on August 07, 2017, 06:13:45 PM
Nice  O0
Title: Re: Stump
Post by: Sketchabit on August 07, 2017, 07:08:47 PM
 :thankyou: Annie  :)
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Post by: Val on August 08, 2017, 04:14:36 AM
I would love to post it val but I am leary cause of copyright stuff , not sure if I'm allowed too or I would have already  :)

No worries then.  O0