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    A heart of stone.....



    Critiques and comments are greatly appreciated...

    Life is a fluid medium continually painted on the canvas of time.
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    Some advice: Putting something up and just saying "Critique it please" won't get you too many replies, because we don't know what you want help with. Where do you want to go with it? What mood are you shooting for? Realistic or stylized? Is it an icon, banner, illustration?

    From what I can see here: The gemstone is rendered sharply, but the airbrushed look of the casing clashes with it. Look up how to render metal (is it bronze? It looks that way, but it may be stone from the title) or whatever material it is. If it is bronze, it should be more shiny and have harder shades.
    This is pretty cool overall. I like it.

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    Just really trying to understand as much as possible about art. I am a tattoo artist for a living, and things drawn to be tattooed need to follow certain rules so to speak. That way you will have a good looking tattoo in 15 years and not a big blob that is no longer readable.

    That being said. I try and forget my tattooing rules. I am trying to find a happy medium between the bold high contrast readability of tattooing with the detail and look of a realistic almost photographed kinda style in my paintings.

    With this piece I was really more concerned with contrast. I wanted the really hard bright edges of the gem against the very soft dark casing of the heart.

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