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Blonders

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on: February 09, 2011, 04:02:45 AM
This painting is only the third painting i have done....I am curious how other people view it other than my kids who are biased.   :)

I actually call it Contemplation.

It is on a store bought canvas and painted in Acrylics.

I haven't sealed it at all as that part escapes me -people either seal in some way or they don't.

I also initially draw lightly with pencil whatever part I need guidance with.

I also have the other 2 in pictures but as yet haven't worked out the gallery :crazy2:

Thanks for any comments...erm  :confused:I hope I posted em
Blonders


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Reply #1 on: February 09, 2011, 04:46:40 AM
I love it   :clap: ,and I'm not your biased child.  You can believe me.


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Reply #2 on: February 09, 2011, 11:52:28 AM
Great painting Blonders :clap:
I really like the wall, great depth there O0


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Reply #3 on: February 09, 2011, 01:53:34 PM
It's very nice. Great job.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


Blonders

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Reply #4 on: February 09, 2011, 09:02:45 PM
 ;D trust me I believe ya ArtbyG!

Thanks for your comments - that boosted my confidence a touch...

I felt confident the wall seemed to have depth - the jester is the part that seems a little 'flat' to me. I was trying to get him to 'pop' out at you.

I also don't think the skin tone seems right - perhaps more shades of skin tone.

Thanks again  :)
Blonders


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Reply #5 on: February 12, 2011, 12:59:19 PM
It is the shadows that are missing in the jester Blonders. You can do a colour wash now to add shadow colour. That will round off the legs, etc.


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Reply #6 on: February 13, 2011, 10:28:10 PM
The shadows  :o I didn't even give that a thought...so I fixed it  ::)

The color wash I looked into that,( I had no idea what it was) then I did that - but the jester still didn't seem to 'pop' enough.

So I stepped back and looked as if seeing it for the first time then it clicked.

I now have shadowing through the jester and I am impressed with him now!

Thanks for the advice Nolan O0

These are the updated pictures....


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Reply #7 on: February 14, 2011, 04:27:10 AM
Hi Blonders...Brilliant!! I think the colours are marvellous. The little shadows have made a world of difference. If your kids liked it before, they must be doing cartwheels now!  O0  :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #8 on: February 16, 2011, 01:23:52 AM
See what a world of difference a little bit of correct shading can do :clap: :clap:
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