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    WTF !

    Hi,

    ok, my first attempt in painting and using acrylics...I failed hard and stressed the canvas as much as possible I guess :-)))) The construction first seemed ok to me, but after dipping the brush into some tone *bing*. I tried using a limited palette (lamp black, vermillion, yellow ochre, titan white) and this killed my confidence even more. I'm thankful for any advice. Peace.
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    Looks like you have a muddy colors problem. Maybe this video will help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvlZ-ehpA0Y
    I'm the guy that does his job! You must be the other guy!

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    I dig it... I like how you simplified shapes and values

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    Take a look some Sargent, Zorn paintings how they used brushwork to indicate planes
    Name:  Young Girl Wearing a White Muslin Blouse 1885.jpeg
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    I don't think it's that bad. The dark areas need more modelling but it has to be subtle, you have room to make certain parts lighter on that back. Is this from life or reference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stonec View Post
    Take a look some Sargent, Zorn paintings how they used brushwork to indicate planes
    Name:  Young Girl Wearing a White Muslin Blouse 1885.jpeg
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    Yeah, outstanding work. I love Zorn and Sargent and Frazetta...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Spot View Post
    I don't think it's that bad. The dark areas need more modelling but it has to be subtle, you have room to make certain parts lighter on that back. Is this from life or reference?
    It's from reference.
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    Hm...another day, another try. Used oil instead of acrylics this time. I think for me acrylics is very hard to handle and oil gives me a lot of time (I'm very slow at drawing and even slower in painting). Their are issues in my construction but I just wanted to get started I guess. I'm thankful for advice and critique. Peace
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    Never be afraid to make a shitty painting. That said, I don't think these are that terrible for what they are.

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