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njnjgirl

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on: November 19, 2014, 05:44:03 AM
I have been working on this and need some advice.   Should I draw all the stone work on the mill or leave it as I have it with just a hint of stone work?  I was afraid putting in all the stone work might make it too busy.   Should I add more dark to the background or leave it?  And lastly, I had intention of washing this with color.....but now I wonder if I should just leave it as a P&I.  Thank you all,  I value your opinions!
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Reply #1 on: November 19, 2014, 07:09:13 AM
Marylou, I am so partial to your pen and inks! I think this would be another beautiful addition. I just love your rich colors! This may also help with the background and make the mill stand out. You have a lot of stone work on the retaining wall to the side, so it may make the mill too busy and blend in with the wall if you add too much  stone work. Maybe a little more. Just my inexperienced opinion, though! It will be beautiful no matter what way you go! O0
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Reply #2 on: November 19, 2014, 07:16:44 AM
Is one side of the building more in shade than the other?
The stone texture you have drawn is very equally spaced out and looks a bit contrived. If it were mine I would pick one more area and add more detail.
Those two things should help bring it forward and seperate it from your background whether you add a wash or not.
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Reply #3 on: November 19, 2014, 07:44:17 AM
Mary Lou,

I like the rusticness of this. 

Landscape seems to go all the way to the top - is there no sky?

Wall should probably go out to the end of the canvas.  I think it might look older if it had an uneven top - seems too straight.

Definitely shows lots of work - good job.

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Reply #4 on: November 19, 2014, 08:59:08 AM
Thank you Christine, I agree, and thought that adding all the stonework would be too much.   

Natalie, Thanks for the noticing about the stone, I will add some more random ones.   This is done from a photo on morguefile and seems the building is in the sun with shadows cast on it from trees.   But the side of the building could use more stonework for the perspective...

Mea.  Apparently this mill is on a hillside, so there is very little sky showing through trees.  The background is not really complete.  The roof looks pretty good in the photo, actually looks rather new....and straight ...I will look at the wall again...

I wanted to post the reference photo but I can not download it because it is too big.  I tried to reduce it but was unable to.  I do thank you for your suggestions.  I think I will put color to this.
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Reply #5 on: November 19, 2014, 12:24:03 PM
I adore your pen and ink with color so do add color - and I'd opt for more stone work on the house. It looks a bit spotty now. You're sure one talented lady!!
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Reply #6 on: November 19, 2014, 01:52:02 PM
Thank you so much Sharon.  I added some more rocks, i can always add more too if I need to.

Mea, I have added some texture to the top of the roof and the horizonal lines of the mill to show the bumpiness of the rock. 

I added a bit of sky and did the background.  I am in the process of adding color now. I will post when I am done.  Thanks for the suggestions.  :thankyou:
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Reply #7 on: November 19, 2014, 04:02:15 PM
Here it is colored.  Any suggestions?  Thank you!

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Reply #8 on: November 19, 2014, 06:22:23 PM
Mary Lou,

It looks great in color.  Everything is so much more defined.  Now I see the sky!

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Reply #9 on: November 19, 2014, 07:54:29 PM
Beautiful, Mary Lou!
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Reply #10 on: November 19, 2014, 08:27:31 PM
This is so lovely Mary Lou! You did a great job with the color choices. The only thing that I'm confused about is the vegetation under the bridge. It almost looks like it was pasted on. Can you add done depth to this? You've become such a master with P&I!
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Reply #11 on: November 20, 2014, 04:23:25 AM
Thank you Mea, Christine and Sharon. 

Sharon, you are so right, it does look rather odd....I will address it. 
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Reply #12 on: November 20, 2014, 05:03:34 AM
Mary Lou, this is turning out fantastic, keep it up and keep posting
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Reply #13 on: November 20, 2014, 04:04:35 PM
Thank you Robin :thankyou:
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Reply #14 on: November 20, 2014, 09:42:51 PM
Wow, beautiful!! Love the details of the watermill and archway in the building...
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