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    You chose the right type of subjects to go more 'graphic design'. Getting them to sit together will be harder the flatter you go. It either has to be dead flat or with stylised form. Look forward to seeing the updates.


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    Hoping I'm halfway there, but these things always take longer than I think they will.

     

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    Some interesting paintings and drawings here. Your latest one is looking a little flat, there's no sense of depth between the objects, unless that was intentional and the style you were aiming for. It will be interesting to see further updates.

     

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    On the home straight, I think. Just need to get rid of any stray pencil marks on the little Chinese goddess whose name I can't pronounce, then some fine detailing on the plate and vases.

    You're right, Hunin. It is meant to look flat. I'm trying a new way of handling things and stepping out of my comfort zone a bit.

    Let's see if I can pull it off...

     

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    The frog isn't flat. How will you contain yourself?


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    Black Spot The frog just won't flatten down. I need me a rolling pin.


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    I think the cerulean blue might be pushing forward too hard. If I still feel the same way in a day or two I'll give it a wash with burnt sienna to unify it.

     

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    A variation of an old portrait I did from a photograph. Working in oils, wet on wet. Makes a change from acrylics. Fighting hard to stop it turning into a muddy mess. I love working in oils, but they dry soooooo slowly...

     

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    I had hoped to finish this today, but no such luck. It's photographed from an angle because the paint is still wet and if I shoot it straight on it looks like it was painted in a blizzard.

     

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    On the still life, the centre figure doesn't look painted at all. I'm not sure if that was your intent or not, but it gives a very unfinished look to it. I would make it match the frog in colour. Also if you're going for a flat look, I think making the outlines darker would help a lot.

    I love the wrinkles on your aunt. If you're going to paint the background that dark, you need to bring some of it into her face as well.


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    Gave up trying to open my tube of Flake White and stabbed a hole in it instead. It works. Much less chalky than Titanium White, so the skin looks more alive (I hope).

    Need to let it dry some more before I work on finer details.

     

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    That's looking tons better already. Way to go.


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    I've started a new one. I know it looks like an abstract, but it's actually a rockface fall. Loved the shapes and colours, but there's a long way to go yet.

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    Fascinating. Nice abstract composition already.


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    So far, this one isn't fighting me too much yet....
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    Don't suppose that'll last, though.

     

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    This could turn into Willie Wonka's cave. Would that be a bad thing?


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    A bit forrarder...

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    I think that this is the first painting I've done where I've felt that every single brushstroke has taken the image forward, even when I've been altering stuff. Must be doing something wrong...

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    I know purists will say I should have painted it from life, but the tide sneaks in behind you there, and I've had to leg it through shin-deep water to reach safety twice before. Not an experience I'd like to have a third time.

     

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    I can see a lot more interesting faces in the rocks in the painting rather than the photo. Keeping a sense of depth is going to be the hardest element. That green in the photo just doesn't look real!


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    Haven't had much time to work on this lately. I'm still enjoying the process, but painting in the smaller rocks is driving me boss-eyed.

    There's an opalesue quality to the rocks at the very top of the picture that I'm trying to replicate... none too successfully yet. *sigh* more layers and washes...

     

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    Depth is getting there and you haven't lost Willy Wonka.


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    Nearly finished with this one. Trying to make sure that everything is kept in balance. Working on the smaller rocks is giving me a migraine.

     

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    Calling this done....

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    ...while it's still more or less in balance. I could spend much more time on it, but I might end up going backwards and I have other stuff I should be getting on with.

     

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    In post 738, the foreground was simplified. It looked great and just needed pushing a small bit. The finished one looks messy because of the foreground. You need to be more selective of what you're painting to get over the real image. Not every single rock needed painting.


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    You're right. I needed a dart of lighter colour going across the green and I got too fussy. I have a midway process shot, but I'm not happy with that either. It's overworked and I need to back off.

     

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    Eggs for tea

    I've been busy and just haven't had time to start anything new for a while, but I've started this still life in oils. Blocked in, but no real detailing yet. Chosen because I hate doing ellipses (and it shows).
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    I know I'm going to have trouble with the texture of the velvet cloth, so all tips and hints welcome.

     

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    The tea pot looks good so far, but you have a little symmetry issue on the lid. It appears to be slightly narrower on the left side, the handle is a bit to the right, and the top edge of the pot is a little low to the right of the lid (or it's a little high on the left). I flipped it, made it green, and made an animation of it so you can see the difference.

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    Thanks, Dierat, I've tried to fix the lid... then I screwed it up again. Need to stop for tonight and get ready for work. I might get a free hour or two tomorrow, but it's a big family weekend, so, who knows?

    Progress so far...

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    I love how the reflections are coming along, especially that highlight along the spout, very nice. How you get back to it soon!

     

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    That's coming along splendidly. Just tell everyone the teapot is hand made and is actually wobbly. I can't see you in the reflection.


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    Snatched a couple of hours to work on this while lunch was singeing. Might have it finished on Wednesday...maybe... if the ellipses don't finish me off.

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    More work on the still life

    First one painted while seated,

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    Second painted from same place while standing

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    Third (a wip) painted from a different angle while standing. Think I need to work more on the ellipse of the jug. It's a funny shape; neither round nor oval, and it's giving me problems.

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    *sigh* I need to work more on ellipses.

     

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