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Lajets

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on: March 08, 2017, 11:59:45 PM


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Reply #1 on: March 09, 2017, 02:26:25 AM
Hi I was just wondering if anyone might like to give some advice I need to get back to the lessons but got really keen to try this picture. I would appreciate any comment


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Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017, 06:45:39 AM
Hey there Lajets, there is a black line down the center of the photo which I'm guessing shouldn't be there, so I am ignoring it.

The first thing that hits me is the values are all pretty close. Some stronger colour in the flames will give it some punch. Also strengthen some of the values of the fireman to bring him forward and make him stand out a bit more. Pastels have an incredible vibrancy, don't be afraid to exploit them.

Great picture!  :heeha:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #3 on: March 09, 2017, 12:39:59 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Agree with Val's comments  O0
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Reply #4 on: March 09, 2017, 03:04:26 PM
Thanks for the tips Val I was quite surpised to see this morning that black line as last night when I uploaded the photo it wasn't there it doesn't matter but would love to know how
Ill put some dark red to the fire  but Im not sure what colours to add to the fireman to pop it out I get I understand what you mean any suggestion on changing the colour I know on the photo there was more black.

Thanks Dennis thanks for support 

I actually did one before this One had White pastel paper and this one had Blue pastel paper its funny it seemed to me It gave a different colour choice the blue came out warmer colours and the white paper turned out colder colours

Ill go back to it as I am giving one to the fireman in the painting





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Reply #5 on: March 10, 2017, 04:07:16 AM
Coming from a family of firefighters, I appreciate this painting for what it represents - brave men and women who risk their lives to save others.

It's beautifully done.

aloha

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Reply #6 on: March 10, 2017, 05:24:55 AM
Perhaps reinforce some of the yellows with another stronger layer on his suit to show where the light striking it. Deepen a few of the shadows.
These are just suggestions, hope it helps.
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Reply #7 on: March 10, 2017, 07:53:26 PM

Ok so I brought it back to yellow Jim my husband wants me to leave it but it driving me crazy I shall try and put another colour to it man I need to go back to dennis lessons before I have a few other pictures with a bit of a theme people volunteering for the good of others.

Thanks  Val for the tip although I got carried away and have to break the yellow sometimes Jim is right I keep going then realize I just should have stopped. 

Thanks Mea  I also have in mind Surf Lifesaves over here is Sydney I have another not so much volunteer but officer and his people dog. and soon to have one of the good old Ambulances.


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Reply #8 on: March 10, 2017, 11:06:17 PM
Now you painting is alive  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #9 on: March 10, 2017, 11:42:37 PM
Thanks Dennis


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Reply #10 on: March 11, 2017, 12:19:20 PM
 :heeha: Wow, big improvement! I agree you might have gone a bit overboard with the yellow, but I'm saying leave it unless you can control those urges to keep going!  ;D   I'm guilty as charged on that one as well... :whistle:     :2funny:
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Reply #11 on: March 11, 2017, 01:47:17 PM
Many thanks Val I have only just started again with pastels and drawing after my husbands accident nearly 2 years ago.  We are coming to terms with our new life as he now is a quadriplegic and he is my biggest support.  I finally in a good place to learn and see where is takes me.  I told Jim he was right with the yellow and he smiled (I don't think I'm going to live this one down for awhile)   therese


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Reply #12 on: March 11, 2017, 02:59:53 PM
So sorry to hear of your husbands accident. Sounds as though he may have a wicked sense of humour though!  ;)    Must have if he and I are in agreement!  :2funny: I promise I won't rub it in....overmuch  :whistle:    :2funny:

Good to hear you are in a mindset where you can stretch your abilities and as you say, see where it takes you. Bless you both, I look forward to continuing to share your journey.  :hug:
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Reply #13 on: March 11, 2017, 05:38:00 PM
Nice painting!
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Reply #14 on: March 13, 2017, 12:37:26 AM
thanks JayJ and Val I'm back to the lesson figures so I will gain some skills (hopefully) for my next pastel adventure


 

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