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    Sharp Focus Painting; Hooah

    This is my first shot at doing a sharp focus painting.

    Title: Hooah


    12x9 Oils on mdf board board


    I didn't achieve exactly what I wanted here. The process should of been very orderly and clean. A closer look would reveal some small hairs on the painting. I chose not to focus on the lettering for better or worse. And I think the painting was a bit sloppy considering the genre of the painting. That would be Trompe l'oiel. The painting is from a course thought based on a book called Painting Sharp Focus Still Lifes by Ken Davies.

    It seemed to exploit my weaknesses and places where I should improve. It was a very interesting experience painting this. I may do another sharp focus painting in the future, do a better job, and pat my self on the back.
    Last edited by Msegal; December 20th, 2009 at 06:59 PM.

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    There are definitely some nice elements in this, but as you know it's not quite there yet especially when trompe l'oiel gains most of it's power from an illusionary realism. I don't seem to see any cast shadow for the dog tag. Perhaps a stronger light source setup and more attention paid to values would enhance this piece.

    "A drawing is not necessarily academic because it is thorough, but only because it is dead. Neither is a drawing necessarily academic because it is done in what is called a conventional style, any more than it is good because it is done in an unconventional style. The test is whether it has life and conveys genuine feeling."- Harold Speed

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