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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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    Wow, it's been more than a year since I last posted here. I finally decided to purchase a Workshop subscription so here are the last 4 studies. Jason, if you think I should do more considering it's been so long since my last post, let me know! After working on these last 4, I realized that still I need to work on speed. I focus too much on details, it seems.


    All studies were done in about 1.5 hours


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    Itinerario - Ricardo Fernandez Ortega
    In this piece, balance sticks out to me. It's close to being a symmetrical composition but the map and the birds mess that up. However, those elements are very necessary because when you take those away you just have a woman just standing there.


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    Charles Beach - J C Leyendecker
    There's a lot of rhythm in this piece created by the brush strokes which appear very natural rather than mechanical. I tend to over-render or whatever you call it so painting this way was a challenge for me. I feel like my approach was too mechanical compared to the original.


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    Ophelia - Charles Sillem Lidderdale
    What stands out the most in this portrait is the necklace. In color, it's a vivid red and it's also sharply detailed. It seems to be framed by her dress and hair.


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    Study of Rosina Ferrara - John Singe Sargent
    The use of negative space here shows us Rosina's head is the most important but there are subtle indicators for her shoulders despite them blending into the background.

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    I think the break did you good as your shapes are tons more accurate, except that dress shape around the bust on the last one. Your values are a bit off in places. Squint to double check them overall. It would be great to see you push the last couple that bit more as Composition 1.2 will be a killer before I can move this the Hall of Achievement.

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