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Reply #30 on: February 11, 2011, 11:58:26 PM
Thanks Nolan, unfortunately UFO#2 has met an untimely death!  :'( I tried out a commercial paper stretcher. Unfortunately the edges of the paper 'glued' themselves to the stretcher. The picture was destroyed in the attempts to get it free. Shame, I thought it actually turned out quite nice. Back to fighting with the tape I guess.  :(
Onward and upward...thanks for the suggestions, will have a go at UFO#3. All in the learning process!
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Reply #31 on: February 12, 2011, 12:52:07 PM
 ??? :'( guess your paper stretcher was promptly turned into a frisbee


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Reply #32 on: February 14, 2011, 04:00:40 AM
Thought about it...some unsuspecting soul might pick it up and repeat my experience, don't want that on my conscience!  :angel: Might give it a 2nd chance some other time...maybe.
In the meantime lots more things to try.  O0
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Reply #33 on: February 14, 2011, 04:53:33 AM
Just my humble opinion Nolan but i reckon the fire is needed in the center with a cooking pot over the top of it.
And the huts roofs (blimey that's a tongue twister :crazy2:) seem too neat if they are made of grass or thatching they need to erm be messed up a little....you know like with twiggy bits sticking out.

Thats what pops in my head anyways...good luck :)



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Reply #34 on: February 20, 2011, 11:32:23 AM
Thanks Blonders, I have actually totally repainted that section, you can follow my progress HERE  O0


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Reply #35 on: March 19, 2011, 05:44:12 AM
I've been working on this painting for quite some time now. The medium is acrylic. I've stagnated as I'm not happy with the tree in the forground to the right, and also still need to add in detail such as shadows etc to the rest of the background. Any constructive criticism will be appreciated.


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Reply #36 on: March 19, 2011, 11:41:21 AM
I love your painting and it shows excellent draughtsmanship. The reason you do not like the tree is that it competes with the focal point (Train) in detail. Your eye keeps flipping from the one to the other.

The tree may be in the foreground and very detailed in the photograph but you, as the artist, should change it to suit. In general the foreground must be kept very simple and not competing with the main subject.

Try this experiment: Place a thin sheet of plastic over the painting and then, on the plastic, start to blur (impressionistic style) out the detail of the leaves into soft simple masses instead of painting each and every single leaf. Then step back a bit and look at the painting as a whole. This way you can do changes that will not directly affect the original painting. When you are happy with the new result you can then transfer this over to the original.

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Reply #37 on: March 21, 2011, 04:31:44 AM
Thanks for your advice. I think I am done now, hope it looks right.

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Reply #38 on: March 21, 2011, 08:44:00 AM
 :clap: Quite an improvement.  Very well done.
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Reply #39 on: March 21, 2011, 11:18:18 AM
Hi Lyndy, :bigwelcome: to the site

I agree, huge improvement. You have done a superb job on the train :clap:


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Reply #40 on: March 22, 2011, 05:51:43 AM
Thank you for your advice. I am now so motivated, just need to find a subject. :)


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Reply #41 on: March 22, 2011, 10:23:21 AM
Why not give the monthly challenge a bash?  O0


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Reply #42 on: March 22, 2011, 10:25:45 AM
I'm thinking about it. Just not sure I'll finish it on time. Will any medium do?


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Reply #43 on: March 22, 2011, 10:27:20 AM
doesn't matter, it's all for fun anyway. You can paint, draw, any medium you like  O0


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Reply #44 on: March 23, 2011, 02:18:20 AM
This is my one of my first attempts with Aquarelles. It has been hiding in amongst all my scrap as I just can't seem to get it finished. Please help with what still needs to be done.
Thanks


 

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