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    Red face Painting WIP Trouble

    I have to copy this painting as a school assignment, but I don't think it looks good...I'm new to painting, so even advice about the basics would be great
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    Not a bad start. Definitely need to work on brush control. Have you considered laying down a grid to get placement and proportions right?
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    Turn it upside down and copy it upside down in black and white. This will teach you to see like an artist. Leave color alone for now.

    Look for big light and dark shapes and compare their sizes and relation to each other and don't worry about details.

    Start over with new canvas.
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    No, and I think I should definitely start using them. Thanks!
    By the way, is there anything I can do to improve my brush control?

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    Brush control? Just keep painting more.. use less paint.. build up.
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    concentrate on the drawing first. figure out the perspective by elongating the edges you got, untill they meet for vanishing points. lay down a grid and construct your study based on that.
    plot out the features, paying close attention to proportions (not detail!).
    take your time with that, dont rush into value yet (colour is even further down the road).

    and brushwork comes with practise, theres no substitute for that.
    "Have only 4 values, but all the edges you want."
    Glen Orbik

    "To any man who has slaved to acquire skill in his art, it is most irritating to have his ability referred to as a 'gift.'"
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    Here's the value study of the painting. Name:  20181028_094908.jpg
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