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    Composition 1.1: Amean

    let's get started!

    question#1: is portrait allowed in this study?

    question#2 : Is this good enough? i tried not to concentrate too much on the details and keep it rough!

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    I chose this artwork because of the way he has shown the flow of body on the bed, and the way he has captured the calmness in the T shape in middle of the piece!

    I also love the way of value distribution throughout the canvas!
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    another study

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    I'm very interested in this kind of composition, an standing figure, and i'm gonna do more of these!

    what interests me the most in this composition is the darkness in the middle of the guy's body that goes to the right of the piece, and there's light on the left!
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    portraits are fine to study. yes.

    very nice start to these. I think you can be more accurate in shape, value and edges. Really focus on getting your shapes mapped out perfectly and as accurately as you can. Do the same with your values and the same with your edges. You are doing good work. I think you can get closer though...so don't worry if you have to slow down a little to get there. The speed will pick back up.

    keep up the great work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Manley View Post
    portraits are fine to study. yes.

    very nice start to these. I think you can be more accurate in shape, value and edges. Really focus on getting your shapes mapped out perfectly and as accurately as you can. Do the same with your values and the same with your edges. You are doing good work. I think you can get closer though...so don't worry if you have to slow down a little to get there. The speed will pick back up.

    keep up the great work.


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    Thank you very much! You just pointed out one of the most important weakness points of mine.

    I will make sure to work on that and get closer on the next ones!
    Thanks again for the critique!
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    I chose this simply for the way nikolay is showing the stance of the figure, and the way he's holding the cigar in his hand, and how he has put a figure with dark clothes in a not so bright room, and he has used the brightness of the skin to move the eye through the piece!
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    It's frazetta time! I chose this one for the fact that I personally love painting scenes in the night time, and handling them has always been a challenge for me,
    there's a certain calmness in the scene, which I can tell is achieved by the placement of the branches framing the piece like a curtain in a theater,
    and the pose of the body and the way the moonlight is running through the figure, although it's not physically possible!
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    Environment has always been a challenge for me and I have almost no Idea how to finish a piece like this! the simplicity and the balance that the placement of objects brings to the piece are interesting to me.
    the way he has used the reflection to draw the eyes to the boats, and keep the eye on the left area of the piece is elegant, and the continuity
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    I wanted to study this piece because I always have trouble with portraits and the placement of head in the piece!

    distribution of light and dark throughout the piece is adding to the calmness of the scene
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    I Chose Mucha's work, specially this one for several factors,
    one is the economy, the empty large background that is creating an environment for the feeling of the face to be seen.
    the other one is the use of interesting patterns on her scarf, and of course, the emphasis element for the face
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    I chose this work because of the element of repetition(folds), and balance throughout the whole piece!
    the darkest darks are gathered in the top left and bottom right of this artwork and the white line going to the left corner of the piece brings the balance and takes a bit of the weight from center
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    1- element of repetition, all that textile around the piece folding
    2- element of balance, the work is almost a symmetry,
    3- emphasis, it's so interesting that in this work, face is not the brightest, but it's center of the attention, the skin tone is defined darker than the textile, so the eye goes straight to the face of the model
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    I chose this one for the element of emphasis, which has been used on the face of our character, and also on the shiny parts of the suit
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    I chose this work mainly for the element of continuity! the light moves from the face of the character to the head.

    the other one is the economy, all the dark area around the subject, and then we have light to put emphasis on the figure and the statue
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