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05-14-2001, 09:16 PM
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Reach for the Sky - with one hand (named by 3yr old and based on English Wife (http://www.englishwife.com) - English Wife is a friend of mine, her husband takes many of the photographs I work off)

Oil pastel on A3 canvas.

This working drawing has been sold, but I hope to re-do it in paint.. probably acyclic.

My two questions are:

1. does her breast look all wrong?


2. the working drawing was down with acrylic for underpainting, the colour and detail were added in with oil sticks, which I then sprayed fixative and gloss over... do you think it'll crack?

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05-14-2001, 10:05 PM
Hi Deevaa,

This is gorgeous, fluid and colors are fab!

About the breast, I can't tell if the darker area towards the end is the nipple/aureola. I wish you could post a close up image, crop everything out except the arm/breast area. If
I knew how, I'd do it myself.

I got it, let me see if I can post it. LOL

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05-14-2001, 10:23 PM
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Hope it shows up. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/confused.gif

The breast seems too high; if the rosy color on the side is the nipple, it's misplaced. This is one of those times a live model and a camera would be useful!!

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05-15-2001, 12:28 AM
The background for this is fabulously luxurious...like yards of velvet around her, love the colors. Looks like her breast could be a tad on the high side? Or maybe showing more of her shoulder where the arm comes to the hair. How nice to have English Wife to paint and draw!!!!

05-15-2001, 04:38 AM
I love the colours also but like the rest i think the breast is too high also http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif


05-15-2001, 05:34 AM
I like how she swims through her background. It'd be cool to see a little of what's beyond.
Her breast may be too high (though I'm not convinced it is), but so what(?)


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05-15-2001, 05:57 AM
Very sensual and even the background is very feminine looking, boardering on erotic as one of my former tutors would say (he painted backgrounds like this) I see a beaut piece of artwork here. 'cept the arm needs to show a little bit of shoulder near the face I think, or maybe a bit of face. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif You done good again girl http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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05-15-2001, 04:05 PM
the lines of the figure identify with the lines of the surroundings quite well

05-15-2001, 05:25 PM
Thankyou all for your suggestions.

The picture was actually worked off a photo in which she is in 'the valley of fire' leaning against the opening of a cave, the red rock formations echoed the curves of her butt perfectly.

This was one of the first things I ever did in Oil Stick and I don't really have the hang of doing detail with the chunky ends of the stick.

I'm looking forward to working on this one again, and if I post it hear, I'll also post the photo, which is a work of art alone.

*doing the deevaa dance*

05-15-2001, 07:53 PM
deeva, you're going sideways! lovely work. i'm particularly taken by the volume in the piece. well done. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Whatever can find room in the human heart, as emotion, idea, and purpose, whatever it is able to frame into a deed ... can constitute the many-colored content of painting. Hegel.

05-16-2001, 12:35 AM
I can't tell about the breast either but since the arm is uplifted, I don't think that many could tell if it was wrong or not unless they were looking specifically for anatomically correct positions. The rest of this lovely painting should take their eyes from it being wrong (if it is).
Lovely work.

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