I'm giving a try at this assignment since I desperately need some practice and good advice to improve my skills.
1- "THE PEARL" - Bouguereau
I choose this piece because I loved the dynamic silhouette of the girl eventhough she's just kneeling. I also love the opposition between the smoothness of her skin and her defined edges and the wilderness of the water and background.
Some observations I've made:
- This pic didn't seem so hard at first view but I struggled a lot with it. Maybe wasn't a wise choice for a first exercise :/ I'm still unhappy with her face and proportions.
- I clearly exceeded the time limit (took me approximately 5h to complete...)
- I always end up getting lost in details, even when not zooming in :/
- Still not entirely at ease with brushes
I'm a bit confused now... When I see so many talented people here, I wonder if I can improve in any way.
It seems impossible to me to do such incredible pictures in 1h or so...
(French speaker here, sorry for any grammar/syntax mistakes)