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I have not posted on here for a long time and got an email about these tutorials so thought I would give them a go. Here are my first 4 images going to do some more tomorrow.
The first thing I notice in this first image is the economy shown in the hands and the lack of detail on the sword.
In this image the implied lines all give a feeling of distance and seem to follow the river.
The first thing I am drawn to in this image is the eyes they are a lot brighter than anything else except maybe the collar.
This was a hard one but I guess the lightness around the figures emphasises there position in the centre of the painting.
That's all for now, hopefully they are okay. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I think I have put this in the wrong place. can a mod move it ?
Here is another, On this one the chimneys seem to have a good rhythm to them and a nice repetition braking up the sky and the roof tops.
Hmm...i don't think my earlier post showed up.
Your first thing I want you to work in is related to craftsmanship. It would take two minutes to clean up all the edges around your image so its not so messy. That would help in comparing the images. However that same issue will bleed over into the painting process if you resolve it...it has to do with just taking that extra second or two to really be deliberate and careful when you are painting. You are working hard, and if you just give that extra little bit in all that you do you will see fast improvement.
i was very clear in the instructions to make sure that you first make your format the exact same size as that of the image. If yours is taller or shorter or wider then it won't work as the entire piece will be off when if you just took that extra few seconds to draw the format out in the exact shape the rest of the process would go so much more easily...and the results would be of immediate improvement.
i hope this is of some help.
Hey JM yeah sorry this was the first one i posted in the wrong place and has only now been moved here. Sorry for the confusion. i am working on my other thread now