View Full Version : Old Evil Eye .. Done or More Drama Needed

Wayne Gaudon
05-09-2003, 11:27 PM

Title: Old Evil Eye .. Done or More Drama Needed
Year Created: 2003
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 16 x 20
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

Reworked this one .. fixed the eye and added some darker coloring to the beark and backfeathers as well as squared the head a little more .. think it's done but hey .. I know the beak looks a little short but depending on the angle of the photo the beak can look over long or over short so I'm going to leave it alone .. anything else?


05-10-2003, 12:06 AM
Great job on the eye and especially the feathers (he must have just ruffled them) and that's a big compliment as I usually for some odd reason don't like bird paintings:D

05-10-2003, 12:44 AM
I say 'Done'. Nice job Wayne.

05-10-2003, 01:58 AM
Those little feathers under the eyes... very very nice. In general I really like the rework. You've done well.

cant wait to see your next work.

have fun,


pero lane
05-10-2003, 08:45 AM
Wonderful rework:clap: :clap: ! You've truly captured "the look of eagles"!

05-10-2003, 12:31 PM
I don't see HOW it could be more dramatic,.Wayne.
Although it's an eagle,..could just as well be a portrait.; an old man with tremendous character etched onto his face......
Rendered flawlessly.
Here's a suggestion: You've done a realistic, beautifully rendered portrait. What if you were to now lose some of those harder edges along the bird's profile along the lower neck?
Perhaps add suggestions of color;.or blurred shapes to the backround? I'm thinking that something left to the viewer's imagination MIGHT make this one even MORE interesting.......

05-10-2003, 01:55 PM
Well done....a winner for sure.

Wayne Gaudon
05-10-2003, 09:15 PM
Luzie, s-auguston, bocote, perolane, artinoils .. thank you

Scott .. thanks for the look see and comment ..
yes I see where you are .. I need to add some feathers below the beak to round out the face so maybe I may play a little more in the area you suggested ..

Mikey B.
05-16-2003, 12:32 AM
The one thing that drawed me immediately was where the beak contrast is , it took me away from awesome force of the whole pic which is really great,I didn't like that. I've Airbrushed a lot of eagles And i don't believe i've seen that conflict of the beak colors,They for me always seem to blend in together..All in all a powerful painting... God Bless.......its Good as this referee says:clap:

05-16-2003, 08:39 AM
more drama than this? difficult:)

well done wayne!

Wayne Gaudon
05-16-2003, 09:27 AM
thank you both Mikey & Antonella