Hey thanks f1x. If you're talking about the edge being disperse, I would totally agree with you, that's what I'm trying to fix in this post.
As for the IOW, it was finished, but then I got fed up with the image in the end. You know, at first I thought it was really funny, and then after looking at it for a while, it's not that funny anymore.
Here's the final.
Hey StarEater, glad that helped. And thanks, the bottom left is my favorite too, but I chose the other one because I like how Perseus fits into the comp like a Franzetta painting^____^. Reminds me I should really get to work on that thing.
Thanks very much Crane, JokerKillJoy, bouroune, featheredface, will pump up for stuff.
So both these studies took way longer, but I think I improved a hell lot. Basically I tried to experiment more with edges. Rendering everything out with an airbrush, and it helped SO MUCH.
My conclusion, when big blocky brushstrokes work better sorta with more stylized stuff. When trying to be realistic, it's a lot better(at least in my aesthetics) to leave most stuff soft rather than hard.
And I painted my living room. Oh maaan, I've lived here ever since I was like 10(before I went to the States of course), so many childhood memories, I LOVE THAT COUCH! In a sense, it is a study, but I enjoyed it so much that it isn't really a study, I guess. In the end, the light changed so I never get to finish it.
It's also the first time I ever painted rooms like this. I quite enjoy this, might do a lot more in the future.