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    CorinneDsin - Hi, great choice of paintings and studies, I look forward to what else you choose.

    About the values, not sure where I read this (may be from Jason) but, look for the darkest shadows first, get those down and then the lightest. I don't actually do that because I struggle with picking out the extremes first, I find the darkest, then work the mid tones and add the lightest values last. Let me know if you find a better way!

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    Jason - Woo that's a relief. Can you elaborate on what you mean by overworked, though?

    Dayle - Appreciate it! I've actually read to start with darks and then lights but my issues is I tend to go all over the place. Best to keep things focused I realized.

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    These studies need a lot more work but I've already spent about 1.5 hours on them each. :/

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    The Thankful Poor - Henry Ossawa Tanner
    In this piece, the older gentleman stands out to me more despite getting less detail than the child and the objects in the scene. Because his back is turned to the light source, he has the darkest values on the painting. Starting from the man, your eye moves to the table and then finally to the child.

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    Jeanne d'Arc - Wolfram Onslow Ford
    It's obvious the figure in this is the focus but many elements aid the viewer. First, there's the staff she's holding, creating a diagonal. It moves your eye from the top right, to her face, down her armor, and finally to her hands. That area receives the most focus. There's a bit of detail with her leg and the upper left corner just to balance the whole piece.

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    again, nice fresh marks. That's great. Your values are slipping away from you a little bit. Slow down and do a pass on your overall value structure before you wrap up. there is no reason, with your talents and skills that there should be major differences in values between yours and the original. Stay true to what you are seeing!!

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    I don't know why I'm being so inconsistent!

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    Consistency will come as you develop your process. That is what this is all about. Setting checkpoints along the way where you double check your a. positive and negative shape mapping, b. your values, c. your edges, will help you a lot. Try to be consistent with checking these as a matter of quality control. You will get there.

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    Thanks Jason. I work in 25 minutes chunks and then take a 5 minute break. Maybe I'll use that break to assess what I have so far.

    Moving rather slowly I know so I'm going to finish this assignment this week!

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    Young Girl - Fernando Amorsolo
    Decided to study a Filipino painter's work!

    As the young girl is the focus of this portrait, she's framed by bamboo leaves. Because these bamboos leaves frame her, the area behind the leaves receives less detail and also lets us know she's shaded by the bamboo. Of course, the girl receives the most detail. Looking at her, she creates the ever popular shape in art, the triangle. Furthermore, this is a well balanced piece with the darker leaves at the top right corner mirrored (in value) diagonally by the jug in the bottom left corner.

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    This is looking really great. You are totally on the right track. Keep it up!!

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    Rachel - Jules Joseph Lefebvre
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    This is a great example of the "economy" principle. Her face is the focus, therefore it's very detailed but her head wrap, hair, and dress almost disappear with the background but they each receive just enough detail to be recognizable.

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    Moon Nymph - Luis Ricardo Falero
    Immediately, I saw the 'S' curved created by the moon and the nymph's body. In a way, the nymph's pose is mirrored by the crescent moon.

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    Really nice work! Thank you so much for putting in the lines to explain the composition. I never thought of compositions in this manner...super awesome. Looking foward to more studies!

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    beautiful job. you are really doing nice work. your light on the face with the lefebvre is a little strong on the chin and its flattening it out...watch for that. outside that just keep rolling...you are doing fabulous.


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    Fernando Amorsolo

    It's obvious the boat and the men are the focus of this painting but the clouds do stand out with incredible rhythm. They seem to come alive.

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    excellent...if you were to use a textured brush to mimic the surface a bit more you would see this one really shine. watch for that.

    keep up the great work. beautiful study.


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