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    Red face 1st Oil Painting, please critique!

    Hey,
    I am just starting out and had a go at painting (1st time ever!) a bargue plate. If you guys have a moment, think you could say what you think?

    I know bargue plates are meant to be about exact copies, but I have been a bit lenient on myself in this regard as I mostly just wanted to have a play about with the oils.
    I dont actually know is the images will post correctly, so please check out my tumblr: http://epicsnailtrail.tumblr.com/ or deviantart: epicsnailtrail.deviantart.com

    Please tell me what you think!
    Victoria
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    Hello Victoria.

    The Bargue plates are not only to be copied 100% perfect but they also lack the 3 dimensional form you would have with a real 3D object - like a plaster cast.

    You have chosen a Bargue plate with a lot of white space which makes it impossible to see the form in this area so you had to invent it. That is the reason the anatomy is not only weak but rather totally wrong. Look at his right Gluteus, his right Latissimus. And what is the bright square on the Erector Spinae?

    If you want to paint something you need to make sure you donīt copy it from a drawing - especially if it is mostly a line drawing.

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