(30 min each)
This was a very informative video, i learnt so much, so thank you very much I intend to do more of these!
Frazetta has very obvious hierarchy in his points of emphasis and uses value to draw the eye to them one after another. He uses a lot of repetition with patterns as well as variations in the different patterns. He balances this out with a lot of simple economic areas like the back ground and the walls. I also noticed that in this particular work he uses the heavy horizontal shapes of the steps to balance out the vertical figure of the woman.
I found it interesting in this work how you would think (at least i would) that the large area of white would draw the eye however knowing what i know now it's clear that Velasquez is using the complex areas of detail (face, chair etc) to offset the light value area which is very simple and economic. He also uses dark spots to bring out the facial area and to stop it from blending in with the wall.
The first is the more successful so far. Adding the dark accents on the cat, and a few of the little value notes like on the mail figure's head would help it pop. The second one needs another pass to tweak the overall big value shapes, like his skirt area is much whiter in yours. keep it up!