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    rock climber painting - updated per crits, plus bonus paintings added

    This started as a little drawing in my sketchbook after a day of climbing. Today I worked it up in to this:

    rock climber painting - updated per crits, plus bonus paintings added

    here is a detail of the climber herself:

    rock climber painting - updated per crits, plus bonus paintings added

    Let me know what you think could be improved.

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    I think this is very original, i've never seen someone drawing climbing before.
    The girl face looks a bit unfinished.

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    This is great! Love the lighting and the brushmarks. The right knee has an odd twist on it compared with the angle of the foot, and I agree... more detail on the face, but this is a fab composition!

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    Her foot is intentionally pronated quite uncomfortably. This is because the foot does not rest on a hold rather it is smeared in to the face of the wall. That requires that the foot remain straight in to the wall with the heal dropped even as she rotates her body off to the left. With this in mind if anyone can provide an anatomical paint over I'd be quite appreciative.

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    nah, having seen and done alot of climbing id generally say the foot looked ok.
    climbing forces you to twist your body into some rather disturbing positions.

    laugh it up fuzzball
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    Good Piece, I like the idea and the execution, just somethings are off in my opnion:
    I'll include a little "red-over" to show my points.

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    A. The problem with this "leg/feet" is the fact that the knee seens to be pointing to us, but the feet itself is rotated to the left. While the feet does is able to do some crazy positions, I think it works in "deep" connection with the knee, I don't think such an extreme twisting would be possible, without the knee point in "somewhat" the same direction.

    B. The "base" of the feet looks great, but the tip seens to be pointing on another direction. I think this is a "illusion" caused by the perspective of the point of the shoe she is using, but, something to keep an eye on.

    Other than that, its a great and solid piece.
    I would add some stuff on the background, to show "How high" she is, maybe some other mountains (smaller, to show that she choose the biggest one), maybe some birds in the sky, I don't know.

    And I feel that her hands and feet sometimes don't seen to be touching the rock, I think its because of the lighting and the lack of shadows caused by the feet/hand.

    Anyway, Solid Piece, IMHO with some little tweaks it will look great.
    Cheers!

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    One other particular crit request I have is the rock. I've never really done such a detailed treatment of rock. I was trying to think like a geologist, thinking about how it formed and how it has decayed. I worked from photo reference but I didn't have the exact shapes I needed so I invented a lot. If any one here has some geology knowledge I would much appreciate a crit of any mistakes in the anatomy of the rock.

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    I really like this piece, the problem I have is in the face. The highlight of the forehead, right above the arm, makes it seem as if her forehead is actually receded back more in comparison to where her nose is. Also, the way her neck protrudes out a bit gives her the impression that she has an adam's apple.

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    Thanks for the crits everybody. I've been going crazy all day wanting to get home and make some changes. I think I've fixed her right leg. I also altered her foot positions and put some shadow in under her fingers. Hope you like the changes you will find them in the detail image of the first post.

    Here are a couple more recent paintings:

    This is from a doodle I did in my sketchbook while flying back from Japan:


    rock climber painting - updated per crits, plus bonus paintings added


    This is from a dream I had about the autistic daughter of a mob boss:

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    Hey these are really nice. I like the one from you sketchbook alot. I don't have much to crit just thought I'd send you some props.

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    I _really_ love the piece with the autistic girl in it.

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    thanks very much guys.

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    Subtle Squid... not so subtle in coolness


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    fantastic work and very smooth technique, great anatomy on the climber w/economic/sculputral strokes! fantastic comp too! makes me want to head out and pull a spidey!

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    You very much should. Climbing is lots of fun. Great for your strength and flexibility. And if you are just top roping outdoors or in a gym it is quite safe. Climbing gyms often have ladies nights and student discounts so it can be pretty cheap too.

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