hey guys! input, constructive crits are appreciated... infact, please be harsh! =D
That is an awesome piece, i love the fluidity and the gesture of your lines, the high quality of the render on her face really pulls the eye towards it and the rest of her supports it. If i were you i wouldnt touch anything with this painting except perhaps shortening her neck and fore arm slightly, also take another look at her ear, but these are all anatomical issues the actual vision of the painting is very serene and well thoughtout.
Nice looking piece indeed. Only thing that is bothering me now is her eye, it doesn't seem to be deep enough in her eye socket. I used the liquify tool in photoshop to show you what I mean, so sorry for the deformation of her nose. Just look at the placement of the eye. Looking forward to see the finished piece.
thanks for your input guys! heres an update, i hope i'm on the right track. I'm having a hard time with colors and the principles of painting. I have yet to take a tradition painting class. Although good news, tomorrow is my first day of oil painting I class! prrretty excited pld:
please be harsh on the crits
http://www.furiae.com > Gallery > Tutorials > Painting Realistic Hair
It rocks. I would recommend picking a couple of places in the piece to really flush out and leave the rest open. Such as the face and hand.
I kinda liked it facing the ohter way, but it looks great regardless.
hey man, nice piece, i would flip it, like you had in the first post, also i would render her hand slightly more.. the way she holds her hands also can enhance the feeling of the piece perhaps.. it just make the thing a little more interesting i think.
another thing about the way you paint, i think its getting a little blurry, some hard edges help really define certain shapes.
Looking good so far! I'm guessing the flip is due to leaving it facing the wrong way as a result of periodic flipping to make sure the forms are working. (done that a couple of times, myself). Hope you enjoy the oil painting class... only ever mucked around with acrylics, myself - and not very much, unfortunately.
Could be me, but the ear seems a little bit small, and low on the head. Also, remember to build up the shadow on the back of the figure to help emphasize the light source. It doesn't have to be pure black... just dark enough to really define the forms.
Most everything else needs a little bit more rendering before comment can really be made.
P.S. - For the hair tutorial mentioned above, here's a direct link.