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    santiagofuentes- composition 1.1

    Hi guys, I did my first study ever from NC Wyeth's "portrait with palette", I wanted it simple to start.

    I notice he forces the reflection on the brush located at the right side to create a balance of light with his face, also emphasis on details in this particular area. I don't know if that's a legit note, so please let me know.

    I thought I was going to do worse, took me about 2 hours, next time I'll respect the timeline for sure. not satisfied with the nose and lips, those are hard, also made him look older and I don't like that.

    Thanks for checking it out.

    P.S: all that being said...he looks a like a badass Leonard from big bang theory.

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    second study, F.E Church.

    I liked this piece because of the halo and how it plays a mayor roll in light balance. Also the perspective effect caused by detail occlusion.

    This one was a disaster, but at least I stick to 1 hour.

    Any tips on painting mountains?

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    This one by Corot, took more than an hour and struggled. Not satisfied at all I think I need to rethink the process, something's very wrong.

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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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    No I'm not flipping them, but that's a very good idea.

    thanks a lot!

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    Repin here, I like this one.

    checked shapes with the stylus, not too accurate.
    Values, rider turned out popping a little bit too much because of too much white.
    Used a triangular brush to sharpen edges.

    I still don't know how to flip the canvas and what to check when it flips.

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    Gerome study,

    I'm getting too lost in details, next time I'm doinf something simpler so I can double check easier, thera was a lot of information in this one.

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    This one didn't get posted, (my best one so far I think). but still value, shapes, edges, I have to focus on that I know.
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    You did a good job on these last two posts. I really feel that you capture they water reflection very well on the first one.

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    Smile

    I saw this breakdown in another post. I'm not sure if I nailed it please let me know, that's the idea.

    I picked Renso Castañeda a peruvian artist this time (not a master, but still pretty good).

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    Rembrandt.
    I love how he does super emphasis in that tree in between the contrast of the clouds and bright sky. The repetition of the boats to add more depth of field is cool too.

    I tried to make this one as fast as I could to leave time for quality pass, so the result is not optimal. More like time respectful.

    I want to join the workshop but I'm having trouble with the paypal account. Does anybody know if the composition 1 is the same as this one, so qe don't have to re-do? I me3an I have no trouble redoing, just asking.

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    EL GRECO.

    This is a second retouch. The face is not acurate, in min peter looks like matthew mcconaughey.

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    You are making good progress with your values and edges and we need to get you to double down on shape accuracy. 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.

    Keep up the good work.


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