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    Carstenj - Composition 1.1

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    William-Adolphe Bouguereau - Young Girl Defending Herself against Eros
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    The main figures a almost centered exactly, and I think there are three planes: The figures, the tress and the landscape in the background. The background it almost white, the middle plane is dark grey to black, an the figures are bright grey.

    I chosed this painting because I like Bouguereau and all of this paintings are the most realistic works I have seen, so I tried to achieve this effect. Looking forward to do more. To write the artists name correctly is almost as hard as copying his paintings.

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    great piece. I have seen this painting in person many times. i think that you should look for your darkest shapes and then look for your lightest. get those mocked up a bit more accurately. after that you have values and shapes in place which you can gauge all of your middle values. nice job on the level of rendering for a quick study...just be sure you get your big picture values in order a bit sooner.


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    great piece. I have seen this painting in person many times. i think that you should look for your darkest shapes and then look for your lightest. get those mocked up a bit more accurately. after that you have values and shapes in place which you can gauge all of your middle values. nice job on the level of rendering for a quick study...just be sure you get your big picture values in order a bit sooner.


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    Hi,

    thanks for your comment Jason.

    This is my second contribution. Caravaggio, Bacchus, 1h:
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    Unfortunately the anatomy is weird, but I didn't want to work more than one hour on it. Anyway, I liked Caravaggio, especially this painting. I think its the classical triangle compostion:
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    His face is very feminine btw.

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    nice start...i think this one will need another 10 or 15 mins at least, to better paint in the shapes and values. great start. if you focus on getting your shapes more accurate from the very beginning, you will see that the time to work actually shortens over time. making the first few marks very deliberately, and getting the overall shapes laid in as accurately as possible, will allow the rest of the process to flow.

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    Hi,

    thanks for you coments. Here is another try. Joseph Wright of Derby, Experiment with an AirPump, 45 minutes. Lack of detail, just concentrating on the light and composition:
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    This artwork impressed me much, because of its detailness and realism. You can watch it very long to check whats is going to happen there. Here is the classical triangle compostion. The main lightsource is almost in the center of the picture, and the characters a lit from nearly every side (front, left, right, back).

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    This is a very complex piece, and as such will require a bit more time to study, get the shapes mapped out accurately, and block in all the values with precision. You are gathering a lot of thoughts about placement and structure but there is more to learn if you can match your values and get the shames a bit more true to the original. Keep up the hard work. I look forward to the next updates.

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