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July 30th, 2012 #166
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August 2nd, 2012 #167
Shit, man. Those environments are so nice.
You've got a good eye for colours too, by the looks of it, I liked the way you paint even in the earlier stuff in this sketchbook.
My only crits are human figures could do with more studying, they look generally flatter than the rest of the paintings they belong in. Especially faces. Plane studies would definitely help I think
Other than that, really good stuff. Hope you post more soon. Cheers.
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August 2nd, 2012 #168
Naidy: Thanks so much! I agree, I haven't focused on drawing or painting the human form in quite some time.. I need to really hunker down and get some good sketches and studies done soon!!!
I'm happy with how the environments are coming along...
The final four are at a stage where I can choose one (or 2, or a section of one) to fully "flesh out" and go crazy with color and detail... major edits too, if need be... Right now, I'm thinking the two on the right are doin it for me.. elements of the bottom right can be cropped and be more effective, I feel...
So here they are:
August 6th, 2012 #169
August 7th, 2012 #170
August 8th, 2012 #171
August 8th, 2012 #172
August 11th, 2012 #173
August 12th, 2012 #174
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August 12th, 2012 #175
August 15th, 2012 #176
hey, wow, a great idea for some landscapes and the results are looking good! I would throw a few crits in if you don't mind though:
Firstly, you could really do with softening some of those edges (couldnt we all!). Remember that where the contrast is low, where a material is soft, where something is out of focus (often nearer the edges of an image) then the edges shouldnt be too sharp, or it draws attention away from the focal point(s).
Secondly, you often use photo-overlays in the background, which there is no problem with, except that they are often highly detailed and this brings the rear of the image "forward" flattening it.
Thirdly, when using colour in this series you put your most saturated colours in the background of the image. Although this can occur in nature it is not common, as "purer" colours are usually found closer due to there being less atmosphere between the eye and the object.
Ok enough crits for now, but on the complementary side, I love the way you are using warm light on those rocks to complement the blue themes!
Anyway, I hope that helps, and if you like I'll do a paintover of some sort for you soon
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August 15th, 2012 #177
Thank you so much for the crit! I really appreciate your advice...
I completely agree with the need for "softening edges"... I really think posts #170 and #172 could be worked on quite a bit more in that aspect as well as the color/contrast issues you brought up. The photo overlay in post #172 is quite stark as well, and I need to take care of it...
If you (OR ANYONE) ever feels like doing a paint over, please be my guest.
I view this sketchbook as a chance for people to throw out ideas at my work and for me to grow... so I welcome it all!
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