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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Manley View Post
    excellent work. you are now fully on track. just keep them rolling in. inspiring to see the progress. keep it up.
    Thanks Jason! It's just like you said once, that some of the quality of the pieces will be incorporated in our work after a lot of practice.
    This one took me about 2hour and a half.

    I like some of Frazetta's pieces and this one is really interesting.
    There's a lot of tension, catching that moment full of despair before the snake attack.

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    The continuity of the elements and the balance of the shapes create a lot of diagonals and a triangle composition, centering the focus.
    The emphasis is in Conan's back, where there's high contrasts in the values with some sharp edges.
    This contrast repeats in the snakes mouth, making it pop and showing the imminent danger.
    There's economy in the upper left corner, where the painter decided to make his signature.
    The variety in textures between the background and the snakes scales help to maintain the focus on the center and lead the eye to Conan.


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    a little of the pattern on the ground and snake would wrap this up perfectly. great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Manley View Post
    a little of the pattern on the ground and snake would wrap this up perfectly. great job.

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    Ok, here it is then! I couldn't let it that way after what you pointed, so I worked on it for 30 min more or less. hehe

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    Here's my last one.
    I'm a huge fan of portraits, so I decided to comeback to a more classical artist.
    This one for me has that perfect balance between the loose brushstrokes and the more refined areas.
    Sargent is really inspiring in this aspect.


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    There's emphasis using high contrasts and refined brushstrokes on the face, and a rhythm of lines that help to lead the eye to that more refined area.
    The background has apparent brushstrokes like the dress, giving more harmony to the piece.
    There's a subtle light on the background behind her head that helps to balance the piece, considering that most high contrasts and emphasis are on the left side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L!nK View Post
    Oops... double post! Does anyone know how to delete this?
    no idea, did the same thing myself yesterday. Loving your progress, btw.

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    its very nice, but yours dose feel a lot sharper. I think there's a little more roundness to the chin in the original. and your highlight on the nose is too hard. then there's some missing textures, especially on the clothing .its close though; way-to go!
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    fabulous work. the texture on the snakes back is a little quieter in yours...same goes with the surface texture in yours on the portrait. You are sooooo close. Keep up the beautiful work. These are great.


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    Here's my last one after a brake.

    Jeff Jones caught my attention after seeing what the other people were studying.
    This piece in particular got the theme that I really liked with the brush quality and refinement that I appreciate.

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    There's a rhythm of diagonals in the trees and it's branches that help to rest the eye in the area with the figures. The value contrast help the emphasis in the characters. There's not much values in the background, which I found really interesting. Certainly it is because the color has such an important role in the original version. There's repetition of brushstrokes that give a lot of texture to the piece and a distribution of values that give more weight to the right side.

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    Back to landscapes!
    I almost did another Biersadt, but I think I need some more variety in my studies (variety... got it? ehhhr... ok, it wasn't good!).

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    The artist used lines to lead the eye to the emphasized area and there's a repetition of triangle shapes. High value contrast help the emphasis on the human figures in the ladscape. There's variety in the textures from the rocks to the water and the clouds. I noticed some degree of economy in the texture, suggesting the rocks surface in the left area, but not putting too much elements to distract from the river scene.

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    These are great. If you bring in the texture/surface qualities of the original the pieces would better capture the edge qualities and the mood. try introducing more texture brushes to capture that. keep up the great work too. nice work on your values and shapes as well.


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    After some time doing other works, I'm back to practice!
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    The emphasis of the piece leads the eye first to the man's face, and a rhythm of bright white areas leads the eye down to it's body. The position of his arms create some diagonals. There's a degree of economy in the background, not distracting from the foreground and helping it to stand out.

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    Welcome back!

    You have done a nice job on this so far. The two main areas I am seeing are you tilted the axis of the head a little more than the original and you put slightly smaller features a little low on the head (notice the forehead width vs height. You did manage to capture a similar confidence though which is good.

    Be careful of rendering important areas like heads if you have not triple checked basic head structure, like the axis or skull shape/feature placement. I want you to keep pushing, moving forward, on making sure you don't do that kind of thing. Beautiful job on the values, quick studies of the hands, and the feeling of light.

    keep up the good work.


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    I chose this Rembrandt because it has this rough brush strokes that I enjoy.

    The emphasis through contrast and the movement of the diagonals leads the eye to the face, which has a more refined brush work.
    The use of the arcs on the background balance the composition. There's a lot of economy in the form of a lack of objects and elements that could distract from the face.
    Considering what Jason told me, I considered a lot the positioning of the elements of the face, remaking it a lot of times. The parts on the shadow are very "blurred", considering the rough brushes used.
    Well, 2 to go!
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    Really big progress, i love the way you map the shape almost perfectly.
    How long did he take you to do this last study ?
    Can we see, on your next study, your process after 1h, until the final ?

    Keep the good job coming.
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    Beautiful job. Just a little more surface texture on the latest and it would be there. You are close there though. Two more and it is onward to the next. This thread is turning out beautifully.

    What do you think the biggest things are that you learned from doing this?

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