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    My Daily Still Life Thread

    Hey Ive been neglecting my fundamentals, so those of you who can provide some strong feedback as far as lighting goes please comment. Gonna try to update daily but I'm in the middle of making a film so bear with me if I miss a few days.

    Day #1:

    Morning light through pink tapestry on yellow post-it pad.



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    Uh that's supposed to be a post-it pad? It looks like a wooden block, kind of. Are you working from life or photos for these? Either way I would recommend for basics stick to a single strong directional light source and limit the subjects to no more than a couple of objects. Try to capture not just the shape and form of the thing but its character too.

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    Thanks for the feedback dpaint. Low light, small 1x1.5" pad, about 3 feet away from me, I couldnt see the individual sheets of paper from were I was sitting....it looked like a smooth block which is why i started with it to begin. One directional light (with reflected and bounced light of course) I won't be using photos for any of these studies. Still life means still life.

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    Okay well then one thing you can do is think about picking a view that to you represents the thing you are trying to depict in its best light and allows you to capture its qualities. If that means bending some of the pages of the note pad so they read better so be it, but ultimately you want everyone looking at it for the first time to understand what they are seeing without any confusion. Good luck and good for you on taking the time to work through this stuff.

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    Shit I'm 15 mins late....it was a busy day.

    So the girlfriend somehow bogarted my still life study session...but hey I could use practice on my head studies....so this is only part one.




    Aaaand since I slacked and couldn't produce a finished image, here is proof that I was trying to learn other things....A small poplar silhouette study from a walk in the woods today


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    SKipped continuing on the portrait for now because we did some drapery studies in life drawing class....so I continued on that...it still made me feel like a n00b

    Hard and soft edge sensibilities need work fo sho...

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    Edit*

    This was a photo study of morning light in my kitchen....im a dirty cheater.

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    A quick one this time....45 mins or so. The sun was moving fast so I had real troubles with this one. Still learning.



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    Maybe it'd be a good idea if you'd create a Sketchbook? C:

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    LOL sorry I had to...its verrry hard for me not be be a sarcastic prick in these cases......see I have a sketchbook but no one gives feedback and this is a work in progress for me....and this is the feedback/wip thread so I figured Id have better luck. Apparently not.

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    The still lifes are looking good to me...but as far the sketchbook, try commenting on other people's sb's if you haven't already. Just keep persisting and people will comment.

    My Sketchbook: Criticisms and Feedback needed

    "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
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    Ive been slacking in that department lately I admit. Thanks.

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    LOL! I know what you mean about the sketchbook thing, it made me smile too its like being told to study loomis when you post a loomis study, you cant help thinking am I that bad!? Is it me!?

    Just a thought on the moving light problem bud but have you tried modeling it in a 3d package to get the look you want?
    you can then paint it and experiment till your hearts content, The only other way I can think to solve your light problem is a darkroom and lamps, but that approach is really a butt pain and a half.

    Maybe Mr Elwell has some suggestions or Start Eater might have a plan too, the other thing would be to trawl the stickies lighting a subject in a controlled way has got to be in here somewhere.

    all the best mate

    A great kind hearted lumbering bullock



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