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Louisa Rautenbach

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on: October 01, 2017, 04:16:55 AM
I need help guys. This is my very first commission and I think I messed it up big time.
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Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 07:05:52 AM
Louisa,

Without seeing the reference photo, it's hard to say what might be wrong.  Sure looks good to me.  Those wings are incredible!  Nice muted background.

aloha

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Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 08:25:10 AM
Thank you Mea, this is the ref photo.
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Reply #3 on: October 01, 2017, 09:14:50 AM
Louisa

Looks like a few more dark areas in the clump of grasses and more dark on his right wing will make it complete. And a bit more of the darker brown on the other wing (less of the white patches).

It is so close to perfect!

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Reply #4 on: October 01, 2017, 09:40:27 AM
Thank you Mea, I love the way you can scrutinize a picture, so now I can FIX it. Thanks again. :thankyou: :thankyou:
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Reply #5 on: October 01, 2017, 09:47:36 AM
Excellent Louisa  :clap: :clap: :clap: I am very familiar with Fish Eagles and can even imitate their cry. I am just missing the final hook of the beak as well as  the shading under the chest.  O0
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Reply #6 on: October 01, 2017, 10:14:01 AM
Thank you so much Dennis, I wish I could here you imitate the eagle. What will I do without PB, you all are my family. :thankyou: :thankyou:
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Reply #7 on: October 01, 2017, 11:05:35 AM
Excellent start Louisa! A bit too blue on his right wing, just needs toning down a bit. His left wing needs a bit darker gray and less white, also tone down the brown a bit. A bit stronger dark in the shadow area under the chest and body should do it.

A few more darks in the reeds behind and reflection and your away!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #8 on: October 01, 2017, 11:08:44 AM
Thank you Val I will fix all of it, it is so important that the client like it. Thanks again. :hug:
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Reply #9 on: October 01, 2017, 12:39:54 PM
It's difficult sometimes to give my thoughts as the difference in colour between my laptop and my tablet can be quite startling at times. Different screens can make such a difference so I just make suggestions and leave it to you to decide.

I feel this one is going to come out great!   O0
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Reply #10 on: October 01, 2017, 03:03:41 PM
Why are you pulling yourself down on Facebook post?  While 99% will see nothing wrong with it, now they are looking for faults.  :heeha:
It is NOT necessary to be perfect - there is no perfect painting anywhere. There will always be someone who disagrees, rightly or wrongly.
Many top professionals purposely do not paint straight lines.
Remember what I always have said - "You are making a painting, not a photograph!"

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« Last Edit: October 02, 2017, 09:44:43 AM by dennis »
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Reply #11 on: October 01, 2017, 03:20:08 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Louisa, I saw your painting in the Gallery and I thought, "Wow, Louisa is really putting out great work". I think you have really blossomed in your endeavours and with a few tweaks suggested you will have a gorgeous painting that you and your client can be proud of. 


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Reply #12 on: October 02, 2017, 04:39:43 AM
This is absolutely beautiful, Louisa! yiu client will LOVE it!
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Reply #13 on: October 03, 2017, 07:22:50 AM
I am sorry Dennis, sometimes I can be really stupid, won't do it again :crazy2:
Thank you everyone for the nice comments and good advise, I tweaked the painting and it looked so much better. I will post it later when Dennis is not cross with me anymore.
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Reply #14 on: October 03, 2017, 11:30:34 AM
Come on Louisa, let's have a boo. Dennis never stays cross, just seeing your painting will cheer him up! Honestly!  :pray:     ;)

 :yippee:     :clap: :clap: :clap:   Come on! 
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