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    hmm, it looks to me like you over painted onto a photo of a phone, is this correct? To me the phone and the background don't seem to mesh. There really ought to be more shadow on the wall and on the table and the overall colour scheme just doesn't work.

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    So you have your reference photos on hand to post? It would make it easier to show you areas you're missing. Off the top of my head, I'd say you're missing a lot of contrast with deeper darks.

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    hey ! guys thanks for replying really appreciate and thankfull
    @ mango. No i did not painted on top of photo although i do sketch the outline on the photo. the reason for background nd forground not to mesh is i am newie to painting and experimenting with the colors and various techniques.. i have been trying to paint with dodge and burn tool god.. that was terrible.. i learn about values from online articles than decided to try out so the phone was first try..

    @ Mirana i am uploading the reference image as you asked

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    Okaaay, John. Just like I thought. If you turn your image to grayscale and put it next to your ref, I bet you can see the issue:

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    You need to pump that contrast! You are not going nearly dark enough in those shadows. It's okay to do a paint in black and white, then go back and add color once you've got the values correct. Professionals do this all the time. If I were you I'd also have some fun adding some of that grimy texture to the phone as well. It'll really make it look less digi and more still life.

    For the girl, I like where the fabric is heading. Are you shading with black on her skin? That is a no-no, so I'm hoping that's just a weirdly chosen dark blue or something. Definitely try looking at skin reference and building those subtle colors. Her hair is probably best done with big brushes first, painting large locks of hair, and with a minimum of small brushes for texture at the end.

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    thanx alot for your tips.. probably by tmr eve i will post updated painting for your review...

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    Hey what do u think bout this.. have i overdone it??

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    Wow I love the detail and depth you added in your last one, I for one don't think it's overdone at all. You might want to look up color theory though, the phone looks really monochromatic. You don't need to make it rainbow-vomit but a little subtle hue changes might work wonders

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    What's with the bump on the bottom left of the base? It's not in your reference. also, the finger guard on the dial is supposed to be raised above the dial, not inlaid into it.

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    hey thanks guys for replying..@cloud. thanks for you input .. i would pay more attention to my color scheme
    @Nezumi bump thanks for pointing out those mistake...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nezumi Works View Post
    also, the finger guard on the dial is supposed to be raised above the dial, not inlaid into it.
    That's what you get when people are young enough to have never used a dial phone .

    simply_John, that's a massive improvement from the first version. But you still need to be paying attention to basic drawing issues.


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    hey thanks alot guys...

    here is another painting from this thread.. kindly give your feedback

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    Hello... you got a very improvement in the phone painting...

    for the second one, if you are using the same process, turn the photo of the woman in greyscale and study the contrast and depth issues on your painting, if you make the same you did for the phone, you will get the same improvement...

    after a quick look, seems to me that the woman's eyes are not the same size, plz, check that but it can just be my impressions...

    best regards and keep going, you are in the right way.

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    hello guys! a little re-touch on the girl painting.. how does it look nw..

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