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September 23rd, 2008 #1
starting point for oil painting....
so here i am back again looking for advice. this is a thumb based on pencil thumbs for a oil painting i will be doing- but first i will be rendering it full in digital to save time.
as usual im looking for advice on the composition, color scheme and any obvious mistakes ive missed- and please be brutally honest.
Last edited by rattsang; September 23rd, 2008 at 03:57 PM.
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September 24th, 2008 #3
Looking up makes him look kind of hopeful, so if he is about to jump because he hates life which the suit and errr roof edge would suggest I think he would be paying attention to the floor which also makes him look more miserable.
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September 24th, 2008 #4
hmm... there is something in the symmetry of the composition that somehow bugs me. your subject is dynamic but you put him in the dead center, and the line of his movement is inconsistant with the horizontal lines of the scenary
The heights by great men reached and kept,
Were not attained by sudden flight,
For they, while they companions slept,
Were toiling upwards in the night"
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September 24th, 2008 #5
Slopii - indeed i dont want him to look miserable but rather apathetic.
Amir0- cropped the composition as the figure is now more dominante, i think the distance was killing it. and fixed some of the perspective.
thanks for the input guys ... will update as i progress.
September 24th, 2008 #6
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maybe he looks hopeful because he thinks he can fly, i liked him better as happy, i prefer a double take the first time seeing an image, rather than a , "oh, yeah he is displaying the correct emotion 4 gold stars."
September 24th, 2008 #8
OK. A problem I see right now is how easily my eye escapes out of the top left hand corner... I never even look back because my eye looks too quickly with the motion of the birds (which is actually pretty awesome that they have nice motion). That's such an empty space and has the highest value in the composition that SOMETHING needs to be up there... but I don't want to say put another bird up there...
Nice choice with the gargoyles and pigeons. Where do you find gargoyles? Really fucking tall buildings, that's where. The pigeons could be anywhere, but they also assist in the height factor. Without those two things I might just think it's a sidewalk.
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September 24th, 2008 #9
I like where this is going, but it looks like Obama XD
It might be more amusing or interesting if the suitcase flew open and maybe some documents revealed why he may look like he's jumping?
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September 24th, 2008 #10
yeah... and if you can get those documents like somewhere flying in the wind above of say... the right (being our left) side of his head up a tad bit... like a little lower than the pigeons, but on the other side...
you the man, arshes.
or just cloud vignette this bitch?
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