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July 20th, 2009 #1
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I was attracted by the title, but what is mutant about it besides the fact that it's missing horns? As a painting it looks decent overall, but your intentions between the title and the piece are a little confusing, perhaps some description please?
July 20th, 2009 #3
July 21st, 2009 #4
Bulls are pretty hard to paint, especially the head.
Some have a lot of character in their face and eyes.
The head is really important, and it would definately improve your pic if you could make it more realistic. (References help)
This seems to be a realistic piece, so try to get rid of the outline effect you used on some parts.
Another thing that confuses me is the perspective.
We see him from the side, with a little touch to the front. We see the chest is a little turned to us, but then we can see his back as well as if it was turned to us. (I hope you understand what I want to point out ^^)
And one last thing: Doesnt he have any horns ?
Experiment a little on colors, for example a little grey-blue spot on his nose that reflect the light. (The nose is wet)
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July 21st, 2009 #5
There you have most of varieties of spanish fighting bulls (sorry is only in spanish). This can make you and idea on how to experiment in colours, patterns and horn shapes
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July 21st, 2009 #6
I see-- but again, what happened to the horns? A bull is not a bull without his horns--then he's just a cow o.O
also, the legs seem a bit short, but overall your rendering is not bad at all.
July 21st, 2009 #7
Not all bulls have horns. This reminds me of a gallery of formal portraits I saw somewhere that featured people with prized livestock standing in front of textured backdrops. I couldn't find the gallery but if I do, I'll post a link it was very cool.
I think this is looking good, but as suggested above, you can polish it up by adding hints of other colors. Also be sure to vary your textures on the nose and eyes and hooves. You could probably crop off a little of the empty space on the left side.
Here's where all the missing horns went: LURCH!
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July 21st, 2009 #8
I watched a film about a bull in a show that had no horns. It was a really old one though...I dunno if anyone's pointed this out, but his muzzle looks a little like a coconut. Like when Baloo dressed up as an orangutan in the Jungle Book. I'm sure it's easy to fix though ^_^
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July 21st, 2009 #9
July 22nd, 2009 #10
It's come along nicely, but I think personally that the body might be a tiny bit too long. One other thing that stood out to me was the rear hooves almost form a tangent, and that can be really distracting to the eye....and then I noticed that the rear leg at the front part is in front of the near leg, while the rear leg of the rear part is behind the near leg...I'm sure that there is a much less confusing way to say that, but I can't think of any at the moment, hah!! Anyways, I'm just saying that the legs positions the way they are seem out of order. The dark rear leg should be moved to a position in front of the light leg? Gah, I hope that makes some sense!!
July 26th, 2009 #11