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    I choose this piece by Jean-Pierre Ugarte for its strong value range and atmospheric depth through the passage of light to a dark and well framed foreground.

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    John Berkey's Spartan Planet - I liked how the forms wrapped around the distinct shape against the backdrop and how used edges and particular brush strokes to emphasize this.

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    A Frazetta Classic. Observation : Strong use of composition between the foreground and background figures with the subtle receding of forms into the backdrop.

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    Hey! You are doing a good job. I liked the last one more than the others, although it gives me the impression that maybe you are lacking some of the lighter values. The first one is good from the value, but I find the strokes too directional somehow...

    How much time did you aprox spend in each one?
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    @Gliaberticus: It's around 1-2 hrs each for that batch. others will be longer. True the first seems like more directional as I hurried to add noise to the form shadows. I'll be going back over some of these again. Right now it's just simply capturing value range and composition but I do appreciate all and any crits so thanks.

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    Thanks, I originally posted a reply to this but it never showed up. It's about 1-2 hrs each for those to capture the basic value and composition without spending the time for forgery just yet - as I had made a rush in the first to add noise to the shadows, I agree the strokes could be more randomised, cheers. Others may be longer, however I appreciate all crits and I may spend extra time to rectify the images later.

    Below is one by Beksinski again around the same time period 1-2 hrs:

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    A study of Serge Marshennikov's paintings. One thing noticed was the sharp contrast of strong black and whites to punch out the neutral figure and the use of subtle falling of light on forms on the body.

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    Study 6

    Brom Study - a little more time spent on this one to nail the shapes although there's much more work to be done on it. For now the form and composition was what I wished to capture along with the energy of the piece.
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    Hello Gristle! Impressive start with these, each one is really nice. The main difference when I look all of these is the highlights. Most of the time yours are a hair darker than the originals and in few you have put a few too bright areas in some places. Also some of the darkest dark areas could be a tad darker. Looking forward for more.

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    Another by Ugarte. Thanks for the crits - I may have to manually level adjust - perhaps because I do use an extra bright monitor, cheers.

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    Study 8 of Frazetta's Sorceress. The dynamic lighting on the body particularly sticks out in this Frazetta piece allowing for interesting contrast between forms.

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    Roberto Ferri for Study 9.

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    All this chopping and changing of threads has been quite confusing - hopefully the majority of the updates have been sorted!

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