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    3 recent pieces

    im overwhelmed when i do a full painting. im only comfortable right now doing these types of images with a black background. im not totally happy with how the 3 candle picture came out or the 3 background mushrooms. im very happy with the 2 foreground mushrooms and pretty happy with the 2 candles but it was extremely easy. im overwhelmed by facial and toning/shading work right now too. im finding painter brushes very redundant and only using a couple of brushes for all of my work. im pretty new to painting. i have maybe 6 finished little objects like this.

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    These are nice, especially the first lit candles picture.

    Now you should push yourself outside your comfort zone and try something you're not comfortable with, like drawing faces which you mentioned being overwhelmed by. That way you challenge yourself and learn something new which you wouldnt if you don't try.

    So go for it and good luck!

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    yea i like the 2 candles better than the 3. the 3 look kinda dingy and ugly. i think i need to add more color... what do you like about the 2 more than the 3?

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    For my part, what I like about the 2 candles are the edges being
    more defined. Also, the composition of the piece works well
    with the lighting, giving us a great sense of form as the candles
    dwindle into the darkness. The lighting effects of the flames
    are done particularly well.

    I find with the bottom piece my eyes are being led out of the top
    corner of the painting as I follow the flame with the abruptly
    cut off candles proving little more than a distraction than
    actual subject matter. They also seem to be dissolving
    into the red at the base of the picture with no clear
    indication as to why.

    The first piece has a quiet thoughtfulness to it, while the
    second candle image is not giving me a chance to explore the piece
    without following the flames right out.

    My personal views anyway.

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    Good. Now paint candles in an actual environment, like this.

    INTIMIDATION IS NOT ALLOWED. Be intimidated by a bull chasing you down the street. Not by a painting.

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