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    This is a piece I'm currently working on. This is the first layer of paint. I intentionally keep it dark so I can build up lighter as I go. My current concern is what I'm going to do with the sky. There's a bit of empty space there with which I don't know what to do yet. Anyway, I probably have at least another four hours or so. Let me know what you think, guys.

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    The pitcher! It is not there!

    I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).
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    Yeah, I had to do a ninja edit. Should be there now.

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    Oh, I like the character! I'm not at all bothered by the empty sky. I look forward to seeing this a little further along.

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    Make sure in each painting you always have your whites and your blacks. Definitely too dark, use the levels to get a proper value scale.

    So far the character looks nice, I'll be interested to see how you do the far background.

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    the darkness doesn't matter as much as the complete lack of contrast; the value range is too narrow to have a center of interest.

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    It's part of my process to keep contrast and value low in the beginning as I figure it out. It's very easy to bump it later if I need to. It's much harder to go the other way if you need to. I actually intentionally keep the painting between 50% and 80% grey. The next step after I have everything laid out to where I want it is to go further in detail with more contrast range. Then color and final touches, which may involve bumping the lights a little further.

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    Second round. Added a little more contrast and clarity to the foreground. It needs a little bit more, but my next step is to go into the background and render that more fully.

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    I'm surprised no one mentioned it yet. The perspective on the towers is reversed. They are all splayed outwards somehow, rather than heading toward a vanishing point.

    It also seems like the light hitting the towers is more from the front than the light hitting the rabbit-person. And depending on where it's standing relative to the close tower, there might be a cast shadow, and a whole lot of reflected light.

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    goodgood

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    I did notice the wall on the right being off, and I fixed it after I posted this, you're right on the towers though.

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    Trying to finish this one up. Not in love with it. I feel like the holidays screwed me up, since I was kind of putting in 20 minutes here and 20 minutes there, as opposed to focusing on it for an extended period of time. I pretty much just need to add the final details and move on with my life, haha.

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    Also, while we're at it, I removed one of the towers because it was causing too many tangents. Still not 100% about that choice…

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    Also, while we're at it, I removed one of the towers because it was causing too many tangents. Still not 100% about that choice…

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