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    Learning to paint advice and critiques wanted.

    I'll keep it short and sweet or try to.

    I'm trying to learn to paint alla prima, so far just working from photos, I'm pretty broke right now so I'm just using a limited pallet.

    Anders Zorn style, I don't know his exact pallet but I have ivory black, cad red, yellow ocher and titanium white.

    I got 24 canvases so I plan on doing one a day for a month, from photos not life yet hopefully I can figure out what I'm doing by the time I finish these 24.

    Then I will start thinking about hiring some models.

    I don't go to art school and I'm broke right now so pretty much just making the most of what I have.

    These are my first 2 paintings this month. If any one has any book recommendations or advice on my work I would appreciate it.

    Also If any one knows how to rotate photos on here can you send me a PM...


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    thats really good. doing one a day is a great way to learn you need paint mileage doesn't matter if you are in class or at home as long as you paint. I like your brush strokes.

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    You would be better off setting up objects in your room and painting from life than copying photos. Zorn is about close values and edges you need to be aware of these when working.

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    When you rotate an image with windows photo viewer (the standard program), it will save the setting. So open it, rotate, close.
    On Photoshop go on Image -> Image rotation.
    In MS Paint it's just a button for flipping, right next to the select symbol.

    I think you should consider color correcting- the colors are not that orange are they?

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