Since I was plannign to focus on master studies this month anyway, I figured I might as well give this assignment a try (if all goes well there will be a lot more than 20 of these eventually though)
1) Started with something relatively simple. I did notice that while the figure is centered, the opening of the curtain behind him is not - one of those rather obvious things that I probably wouldn't have thought of if I had been painting this.
2) Got in way over my head with this one. This is actually the second attempt, and it's not really finished ibecause I ran out of time, but hey I probably learned something. I found it really hard to focus on the larger shapes with so much going on, without messing up the relationships and placement of each... I wanted to figure out how to paint such a croded scene and have it make sense visually, but the only thing I really noticed is a diagonal movement of the main figures.
3) This one I like best, diagonally parted in a light and a dark half, and then the left side has a dark line on light ground, and the right side has a bright line in the dark - genius. I'm aware that mine got a bit too symmetrical.
4) This one was harder than I thought, don't really know why, it's a pretty straight-forward iconic composition?
5) Another crowd... I really like the contrast of light and shadow in this one, with the white smoke and the reflection in the puddles.
Uh, yeah. That's it for now. Gonna go and do the next ones... see ya!