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    Ok i've softened the edge's up, sorted out the eyebrow and touched some other bits.
    I think it looks better! Thank you Meilin.

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    Awesome progress, and love the pieces you've chosen. With the Repin Author portrait, I couldn't tell which was which until I noticed his signature (unless that's your signature, in which case that's a nice signature you have there, and also great job). The Rembrandt looks great. I'm not sure if this would be helpful or would detract from the point of the exercise, so feel free to disregard, but a paper texture or textured brush layer with low opacity (maybe set to multiply or overlay as the blend mode) might help replicate the canvas/aged texture in pieces. (Then again, it could easily throw the values way off on a finished piece, so -- very possibly not helpful. )

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    Thank you verilyvexed! No thats not my signature hahaha.
    Yeah i might have a go with putting a texture next time, we'll see how it turns out

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    Thank you verilyvexed! No thats not my signature hahaha.
    Yeah i might have a go with putting a texture next time, we'll see how it turns out

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    Here's my next one!

    THE SUN GODDESS - FRANK FRAZETTA:
    I noticed in this piece how the composition of the rock she's standing on points towards her for emphasis, and also the use of contrasting values of the bear/sabertooth? behind her, help to push her forward on the canvas.
    I struggled a bit with this one, getting the shapes and the mapping correct, I think the bear's head is wrong aswell

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    nice job so far. the rembrandt would benefit from more textured brushes to get that surface captured. the frazetta is a little less contrasting in value than you are doing, like with the strong light on the figure. double check your values and surface textures and you will see good progress.


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    Love your Frazetta!

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    Thank you!
    Heres another!

    AGAINST THE GODS - FRANK FRAZETTA:
    With this piece, I like how rhythm is used from the lightning bolt, zig-zagging down through the sword, his arm and on through his body. Also the brush strokes in the background are all pointing in the direction of the figure for more emphasis.

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    The more time you spend the more details you catch :o) I like your progress so far, especially Frazetta's Sun goddess. Keep up the good work!
    The key is to start doing. The rest falls into place eventually.

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    Thank you RaliVanMinks!

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    BEGGAR FISHER GIRL - ILYA REPIN:
    I lost a bit of momentum with this one, i was on and off it for a few days.
    Regarding the composition, Repin used the contrast of values to keep the emphasis on the face, also having the gradient of dark to light on the background, causes the eye to naturally gravitate upto the face.

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    I've touched up studies #9 and #10, also I downloaded the painter x3 trial and decided to mess about and add some texture to these two studies, i might do my next study in painter see how it turns out

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    Next up!

    SELF PORTRAIT AS PARIS - ANTHONY VAN DYCK:
    In this composition, a lot of variety was used in the clothing. Also there is rhythm in the shape of his arm and the way his head is tilted. A strong use of contrast with his skin helps the viewer focus in on the emphasis of this piece.

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    you are doing such a great job with your shapes and values. at this point your pieces are feeling overly slick...a challenge that can be resolved by integrating textured brushes so you capture the surface feel of the texture. In the Repin, for example, if that one is painted smoothly, it loses the rough feel that is so key to the capturing the character in the original. keep an eye on that. great work too.

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    Thank you Jason! Have you got any good tips or tutorials you could point me towards to get good textured brushes?

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    This next one i struggled with the shapes and values a bit, but i managed to keep it down to an hour and half.

    BATHSABEE - GEROME:
    The use of contrasting values help to focus on the main figure of the naked woman, whilst the woman kneeling down is dressed in dark robes to make her less prominent. Also though the fact that the woman kneeling is looking up to the naked woman helps draw the viewers eye back to the primary emphasis. Ive just realized that this reference image that i have used is cropped so the composition is messed up. oops.

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    Number 15!

    THE SILVER WARRIOR - FRAZETTA:
    As you can see with my paint over, (RED) I noticed how there is a triangle helping to push the viewer up towards the warrior whilst his pose pushes you back towards the polar bears. (YELLOW) The glare on the sword draws the viewer to it as a tertiary emphasis, whilst subtly pointing towards the warrior. (BLUE) The placement of the cloud behind the warriors face, pops him out and further emphasizes him as the main focus point.
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