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    blockmamba - Composition 1.1

    Hi everyone,

    this is my first work.

    Time: 1 hour

    Interesting for me was contrast and economy.
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    Next one,

    took me also about 1 hour.

    Interesting for me was the fact that it is a landscape painting and my landscapes are not so good. Here I focused also on economy and contrast.
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    Nice start on these. 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.

    Keep it up.


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    Thank you very much, this motivates me a lot.

    These two works were done before you wrote your comment, so i couldn't focus on your Reply, but on the next works.
    I really take care to finish the work in 1 hour, but it is not easy for me, so i have problems to get the right values.

    First: Self portrait by Caravaggio

    Time : 1 hour.

    In this work i really like the composition, how the artist used the pose to create an interesting composition. Focused on unity and economy.
    Had problems to get the head perspective right.

    Second: Dutch Boats in a Gale by Turner

    Time: 1 hour

    Here i like the contrast and also the composition, the path to the focal point and the variations in the water waves, for me it is very good balanced and it has an interesting rhythm, because of the waves.
    Focused on variations and rhythm. Here also i had problems to get the right perspective of the boat. Used to much of the time to get the waves right.
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    These are getting progressively better with each one. I really like seeing that happen. good work.

    You are getting about 90 percent there with the three most important things...shapes, values and edges. are you flipping your images horizontally and vertically every minute or so to check accuracy?

    Make a pass at the end where you double check the following, in this order.

    a. shapes.
    b. values
    c. edges

    At this point all I think that is needed is double checking things at the end in a quality control pass...so to speak.

    Keep up the great work.


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    Hello,

    did double checks on these two works, and it helped alot, but just horizontally. I often forget to flip because of stress

    1. Work: Frazetta

    Time : About 1 hour.

    First i thought it would be an easy peace, but the fact that the figure is surrounded by the tentacle make it not easy to construct the body - but I'm very happy with the result, some shapes and the arm are off.
    Interesting for me was unity.

    2. Work: Frazetta

    Time : About 1.5 hour.

    Wanted to do a more complicated one. But that was really too much, so i worked a little bit longer on it. I'am not happy with the result so i will choose a simpler one in the future.
    Interesting for me was: emphasis and unity.
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    keep pushing those values closer to the original. try doing an adjustment on the levels and see if you can get it to match even closer than you are. That should help right away. Then just keep it consistent as you move ahead.

    good job and keep them coming!


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    Hello everyone,

    a new update from me, i hope it is ok if i use more than 1 hour. I took care on all the points u supposed me and I'am happy with my progress. Still have really problems to get the perspecitve right ???

    Work 1: Bougurereau
    Time: 2,5 hour

    Important for me was unity and economy.

    Work 2: Bougurereau
    Time: 3 hour

    Important for me was also unity, economy and emphasis. And here maybe the more dynamic pose.
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    Hi everyone,

    here another one.

    Work: Decamps
    Time: About 2,5 hour

    Interesting for me was unity, economy, repitition and variation.

    Work: Gerome
    Time: About 2,5 hour

    Interesting was unity, emphasis, repitition and variation.
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    Loving what I'm seeing. However one thing I've noticed in all your compositions is that you're not pushing the whites as far as the paintings your replicating. They always seem to be a few shades darker, perhaps revisit them with a white brush on low opacity and increase the whiteness in those key areas.
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    Your values are much better. Now to focus on your edges and value transitions/gradients.

    You have areas that could be closer to the original in terms of soft and sharp edges. Also, be sure you are going in and noting the sharpest and softest edges...rendering those, so that you can check all other edges against them. Edge play is very important for space, mood, movement, form, atmosphere, etc...as well as focus and the feeling of capturing a certain reality. Your shapes and values have improved a lot. Don't let go of them when you focus on edge work.

    Keep up the great work.


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    Hi guys,

    sorry for long time no post, but had to fight with low motivation, but I'am back.
    I don't think that i made a big progress, but let's see.
    One thing i managed at the second image is the look of the face, they all looked not like in the master painting, now i have a method.
    I cut out the face and put it more near my painting and it helped, so the face is more close and i can see the more detailed shades.

    @brusebe4st: thanks tried your hint

    Work 1: Lenbach.
    Time : About 5 hours

    Important for me was unity, emphasis, economy and variation.

    Work 2: Leighton
    Time: About 5 hours

    Important for me was emphasis, unity and variation.

    Thanks!
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    Hi everyone:

    Here are some new works:

    Work 1: Watts
    Time: 3 hours

    Important for me was unity and economy.

    Work 2: Ladera
    Time: unknown

    I chose a modern artist, because i really like his landscape paintings so much. Important for me was economy variation and repitition.

    Thanks.
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    Hi everyone,

    Found time to work on my studies:

    Work: Morot
    Time: About 5 hour

    Interesting for me was unity, economy, repetition and variation.

    Work: Ladera
    Time: unknown

    Interesting was economy, variation and repetition.

    Thanks.
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    Hi guys,

    Work 1: Bouguereau
    Time: 3,5 hours

    Interesting for me was unity, emphasis, variation, repetition and economy.

    Work 2: Leighton
    Time: 3,5 hours

    Interesting for me was emphasis, economy, repetition and variation.

    Thanks.
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    Hello everyone,

    Work 1: Lenbach
    Time: 2 hours

    Important for me was economy, balance and emphasis.

    Work 2: Bouguereau
    Time: 3 hours

    Important for me was emphasis, economy, repetition and variation.

    Thank you guys, this was Composition 1.1
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    Hi, nice work! I notice some parts of your areas looks too blurry. Becareful on that. Other than that, keep up the nice work!

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    Nice improvement on the studies, but you need to take more care with the shapes as they play an important role in the composition of a painting. Continually double check your negative spaces and flip the image often. Please revisit a few of these whilst bearing this in mind.

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    You've been getting increasingly better and have great attention to shape and form, though more contrast would really make these studies shine. One example is in the backgrounds of 19 and 18, where the lighter values would really make things pop. The blurry look also is a little distracting, maybe try using a harder brush with the flow adjusted more often?

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    Thank you very much guys, it is very helpful for me
    I will do a rework of some of them, let's see what comes out.

    Nice greets.

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