Here study of Polish Painter Leon Wyczolkowski
I have picked this image mainly because I love color palette used in this painting.
But this forced me to check what else make this image looks so great. I think it is the Value Contrast between fishermen and the rushes and also the Repetition of all that foliage around these men.
this is very good. If I may, I think you reproduced well the values in the painting and very well the contrast between the white part and the men figure. My only critique is about the shape of the man in the right part of the painting, if you look to his hip, is not quite as the same spot of the original. Apart from that is very good job
Keep it up
great to meet you. Giro is right. My comment was about shapes too. here is what i was saying earlier as it applies here and should help.
When you are first getting started it is very important to really focus in on the mapping out of your shapes as accurately as you can possibly get them. If you put a shape in the wrong place and commit you end up having the other shapes off and require fixing, which increases painting time. By taking just a few extra minutes early on to measure out your shapes, to compare your shapes, and be sure they are placed and drawn accurately will make the rest of the painting process, working out your values and edges, much much easier.
You should flip the images horizontally and vertically so that you see the shapes with fresh eyes. This should be part of the process and if you are already doing that, keep doing it more. The professional artists will often flip images or use a mirror to see with fresh eyes as many as three or four times a minute as they are working when things really get flowing. You can also back away...actually get up and back away...and doing this works for shapes as well as checking values and edges.
Thanks giropiro, and You too Jason. Thank You for the Critique.
I've took to my heart Your advices and spent more time on painting the shapes right.
I hope I've got what You've told me
Today is Frazetta day. Number 2 and 3.
I've chosen them mainly because dynamic action and colors. I've put my attention also on the economy on the farthest planes. He's made very detailed work on the closest planes, contrary to cloudy and foggy background.
I've chosen this one because of its subtle value changes. Use of economy is very strong, the most emphasis is put on barrel and Chimera. (Yes, it is Chimera, very wicked Being).
I've noticed that her right forearm is far to long, but in my opinion it is for sake of composition.
Both hands holding braid are more natural, and no painting right elbow, would look like she's armless
This time Rubens. 60 min. +
I like this painting, because of it contrast and mood. Great use of economy, (black background and cloth in shadow). Emphasis on Faces and hands., and great balance. Composition based on spiral (elder head, through boys face, through arm to boys hand, and elders right hand, left hand and candle).
Ok great. Your shapes are now looking great. Now to focus on value (while keeping great shapes).
You are headed in the right direction. When you get your shapes worked out well, pay very close attention to the values. You want to match the values you see as closely as you can. It is important to be very honest about what you are seeing. try to put the accurate value down with each stroke as otherwise you end up having to fix things along the way and being accurate will save you time. Really take the time to observe and compare and choose the right value. If you are off, adjust it, don't keep working and come back to it. You are doing great...just need to focus in on value a little more.