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    Quote Originally Posted by Killskerry View Post
    Ok i'm gonna do this just like I do when i'm critiquing one of my students work so I apologize for marking all over your picture I just am having trouble explaining in words what i'm trying to say and I think the image has so much potential.

    First off the canvas for this is much too tight and restrictive for the wings. The eye just goes zig zagging everywhere and eveything leads you right off the canvas. As a viewer i'm so distracted by the wings awkwardly breaking the space I don't even notice medusa's body which should be your main focus. even the tail leads you off the canvas.

    Your wings aren't hanging naturally they look flat and pushed forward like he would flap them forward and back and not up and down. If the picture was more stylized you would get away with it but it has a more realistic look so i would make them look more like real birds wings which curve forward around the body.

    By creating a circle with the wings you lead the viewers eye around and around to take in all the rich lovely detail also bringing the tip of medusas tail back in.

    Hope this helps!

    Sorry for the late reply..I had to go to Branson over night and just got back.

    I really love that you took the time to do this and it is so much better to explain this way

    I love the lay out better with yours I will have to work this out now ^^ Thank you so much!
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    Okay...again reworked my painting more ^^ I have been gone so this is a little reply.

    Thank you everyone so far with the tips and help this far....
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    Nice progress Lillycat. Like Randis said the background element at the moment can be improved to show a sense of depth.

    Right now it looks more of a simple backdrop. ^^; Can't help but seeing your latest progress give me Frank Frazetta vibes. Maybe its the colour palette choice. Just for reference I attach a work from Frank Frazetta. See how he handle the background and noticed that they converge to two different vanishing point.

    Newborn: Birth of Pegasus

    Lastly save the darkest black for at the last stage of painting.
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    Before I go to bed I painted in quickly the "afterbirth" and a few other details.

    By far, not even close to being finshed. Just moving around working out everything.

    hueyyeng: I think you are right about the background and I plan to do more of it the in "black" area going far back. Not really sure what I am planing to do but I am sure something.

    PS: I know the afterbirth is a little much atm..I will work it out more when that part of the painting comes.
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    fantastic painting linda, i like the way you drew medusa with her arched back which kind of gives the feeling that she's still twitching/moving which is a creepy thing that snakes do after their killed. Pegasus's the new wings really give the painting a feeling of movement, good call taking killskerry's advice. Nice first pass on the afterbirth, i have a suggestion, maybe you can have the also trailing some of the blood from the chest to emphasize even more that he just came out of there, i did a quick piaint over just to show what i mean, hope you don't mind.
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    miycko: hehe wow...I didnt think of that but that is perfect! Thank you very much. That will help the idea of Pegasus coming out
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    Again before bed here is what I have done so far.
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    Looking good Lillycat. Keep it up and tighten up the details!
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    In particular I really like the way you've treated the light on Pegasus, that warm sahdow across the chest area and light glowing through the upraised wing feathers are lovely. . . and those little hints of cold light on the head (although I think I'd carry these through to the right hand wing as well). Well done.
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    Mucho Better! After you did the changes suggested by Killskerry and already good piece was made excilent. I really like the little blood touches you've made, makes it look like they were fighting, rather then the pegasus just happened across the medusa body
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    I had a problem last night and my painting over two days worth was lost to the "corrupted Photoshop file" so I had to open up an older file and redraw the snake details and the sheild and pegasus details ect. I was so sad but I live again. I wanted to post this and see if anyone has any ideas for the "afterbirth" I have just sketched it in and seeing how it all works. Just not sure and looks like it is a little too rope-like. Any ideas are welcome..

    Thank you all

    Detail: http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/624...gasuswip15.jpg
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    I added a nebula in the background...something to add more to the "Newborn" concept and the stars makes Pegasus's constellation.
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    Sorry to hear about the lost progress, i know what it's like the nebula looks great, maybe you could extend the floor under Pegasus's hind legs a little bit, i think the transition from rock to space is a bit sudden, then again it could just be me
    The afterbirth could use a bit of tightening up, if you could have some of it stretched like the one being pulled by his front hoove, most of it looks a bit loose right now.
    great detail on the wings btw
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