View Full Version : Re-worked Conflict...

02-24-2012, 11:53 PM
I want to thank all of you so much!!! http://www.pic4ever.com/images/thankyou.gifY'all pushed me to go further, and when I go back thru' and look at this paintings 'incarnations'...I feel like I have gone way past what I ever conceived as possible!! Your C&C has taken me so many steps into the future!!!

It was suggested that the man and snake were a bit flat, so I worked on defining them; that the thighs needed more definition, so I found a better ref photo, that the ceiling was not necessary, and the fire was kind of small? I came close to throwing in the towel or stopping, thinking I could not get it any further....but I kept going, and I am so glad I listened to all of you, and did not give up.

Here is the updated painting, and if you see more that needs done...let me know. :D



Devoted 2Art
02-25-2012, 12:12 AM
Wow - certainly on the right track adding the glisten to the skin. Looking really good. If you can add more of the same glisten & depth to the rest of the skin I think it would even be better... but what the heck do I know? Awesome work Susan!

02-25-2012, 12:23 AM
Dang! His chest and arms look awesome! I see a LOT of improvement! So glad you kept pushing it!

02-25-2012, 12:29 AM
When you finally stopped going Tickle, Tickle, Tickle, he sits still.
Bet you knew that from the beginning. :lol:


02-25-2012, 12:39 AM
Thank you, John....I am trying....just took his 'thighs' apart and rebuilt them muscle by muscle...somehow they looked much the same....lol

Thanks Artwench!

Now Oz....what fun is it if I don't tickle...:heart:

02-25-2012, 11:45 AM
I have been watching with interest your wip on this one, and it's :thumbsup:. Love your shadows and highlights.

02-25-2012, 04:30 PM
Definitely his definition has taken on major leaps, this looks fabulous!!!
Maybe try a little of your magic on the snake, they do reflect light off their skin I would think especially with what's coming from that fire then it would match the guy and pop them both off the canvas. I'd personally loose the little bit of a dark line under the snake a bit so it doesn't look outlined....it's really well done Sue.


02-26-2012, 11:17 AM
Thank you, Karen!

Elaine, thanks for looking again...I tried to do some reflections on the snake, and just a hint of color on his skin, not sure if I was successful or not...but unless someone sees something major...gonna call him done, before I 'overwork' him....:lol:


Thank you all again for looking and commenting....means a lot!!!

Charlie's Mum
02-26-2012, 11:43 AM
When you compare start and finish there's a vast change Susan. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I think, because you've learnt so much here, it's better to let it consolidate in the mind and use it for the next - your next starting point will be much further advanced:)

You've done so well :clap: :clap: :clap: (and just compare this with some of your earliest work :lol:) - then give yourself a reward ;)

02-26-2012, 01:25 PM
Thank you so much Maureen, for all your help! And thanks for the support! Does that mean I earned the fudge mint cookies??? wonderful to have no guilt!!

Damian D
02-26-2012, 01:32 PM
Susan, I really like the way you reworked this one.

02-26-2012, 01:36 PM
Susan, this is stunning! It's a terrific composition and very well painted! Well done!!!

02-26-2012, 02:11 PM
Damian, thank you!!

Thanks, Judy!!

02-26-2012, 04:01 PM
woooooohooooo girl this rocks!!!!
couldn't have said it better then Maureen just did! Just so dang proud of all that you've accomplished since day one...treat away..hahaha


Ms Nan
02-26-2012, 04:31 PM
Awesome progress. Wish you the best for future works.

02-26-2012, 06:17 PM
Thanks, Elaine!!

Ms Nan...thank you!

02-26-2012, 07:14 PM
Fine job on this painting, I'm still scared stiff but he looks very brave to be holding that snake while in the buff! lol

02-26-2012, 09:05 PM
Thanks, Purple...ya never know, he could have short shorts on under the snake....:lol: ....I sure as heck was not gonna move it to find out! :wink2:

02-27-2012, 03:40 AM
Great work Susan ....you have really brought this to life ....:clap:

02-27-2012, 11:20 AM
Thanks, Anne!