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susme48
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!!!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2012/51170-manymen1a.jpg

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

:crossfingers:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2012/51170-mansnake18a.JPG

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!
-John

ArtWench
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!

Ozone
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:

Oz:)

susme48
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:

Karen70
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.

noodle1
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.

Hugs,
Elaine

susme48
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:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Feb-2012/51170-mansnake20a.JPG

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 ;)

susme48
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.

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

susme48
02-26-2012, 02:11 PM
Damian, thank you!!

Thanks, Judy!!

noodle1
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

Hugs,
Elaine

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

susme48
02-26-2012, 06:17 PM
Thanks, Elaine!!

Ms Nan...thank you!

purplepansey
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

susme48
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:

mooz49
02-27-2012, 03:40 AM
Great work Susan ....you have really brought this to life ....:clap:

susme48
02-27-2012, 11:20 AM
Thanks, Anne!