So I'm finally making a start on LevelUP
I chose Bouguereau's Nymphs and Satyr:
The biggest thing I noticed was the wide value range and contrast he used to bring focus. The foreground figure is almost white at the highlights and the Satyr is accented by the darks of his hair and fur. The other figures are allowed to fade more into mid-tone(I didn't even notice the greyish area way in the background on the right is actually three figures until after I'd done it).
Can already see plenty of measuring and proportion errors... I seem to have a habit of making the figures bigger/higher up than they actually are in the composition.
Looking forward to getting stuck into this :)