My 5th acrylic painting, decided to use more colour!
Stupid photobucket resizes automatically now. So here is a link to Deviantart for a bigger version:
Great work! I'd love to see a couple of strong highlights here and there just to give the water a little more of a reflective quality. It would be great to see the photo you used for this too, just to see how you interpreted it. Nice job nonetheless.
i think overall you have used too much detail.... in terms of replicating exactly what you saw in the photo youve proly done quite a good job, but in illustration terms you need to use a bit of artistic license and exaggerate tone/atmospheric perspetive (2 seperate things of course) to help the duck stand out over the water.
Nice colours and method.... cheers
well you see the ducks head - how it kind of blends in with the reflections behind it on the water (same value and saturation)? WHat you need to do is use atmospheric perspective ont he water to help the subject (duck) stand out. In essence what you need to do is make the colours behind ducks head less saturated and the ducks head more so so the eye is drawn to this contrast and the forms read well...
Awesome painting but to get technical and to improve the overall feel of the painting, take Form's crit to mind. I agree. Good shit, though!
glaze schmaze its those evil eatpoo folk putting bad thoughts in your head !!!
try it out on photoshop anyway just to see the effect im getting at?
*jabs warheads brain with a blunt pin*
ok go into photoshop with ur image, and look for the sponge tool (dodge, burn, sponge) the sponge removes saturation from the area you paint
so remove it aorund the ducks head and moreso the further u go back... u will see the difference. just dont go overboard its a subtle thing.
id do an overpaint if i wasnt at work
Nice work. But to post on this forum you have to cut his legs off and give him a mechanical neck... (that was a joke)
How big was the original? For only your 4th piece I'd say this was exceptional. Are you taking a class?
If you want to change your painting after glazing you could scuff it up very carefully with a scotch brite pad.
Haha thanks for that form, and you can go ahead with that overpaint
Gilead Nice work. But to post on this forum you have to cut his legs off and give him a mechanical neck... (that was a joke)
haha thats true too lol, it was pretty funny. i post work like that too
no i am not taking a class never have i am all self taught. And still learning more and more everyday!
And i will pass on the scuffing thanks..