View Full Version : Skull/Rose Painting

12-13-2012, 03:26 AM
Hello folks! I need help with the rose color, how to make it pop and make it have more dimension. Any suggestions when it comes to color? Also the skull, I added a brownish tint but i feel it still needs another kick of color, any suggestions? Background is just layered in there that i'll deal with later :)

12-14-2012, 05:00 AM
Why do you want to paint this? In order to make the rose pop, you need light. A few white edges on the the rose will do it. Use paler whites on the rose in shadow.

12-14-2012, 02:27 PM
thanks pjartwc, I will lighten up some areas of the painting on the right side to give the rose some highlights. I want to paint this because it was inspired by a song I heard called poison. I will add some script writing on the upper left at the end.

12-14-2012, 07:30 PM
What sort of alien skull do you have there?

12-14-2012, 08:04 PM
aliens are unknown Andrewcody so I have no clue what breed that is.

12-15-2012, 12:57 PM
Hi. I've recorded a short screen cast for youhere (http://www.screencast.com/t/KbKNNcu5zKgE).

12-15-2012, 01:57 PM
Superb critique! On both the rose and the skull. I will put it in my favorites to help me along. Thanks. http://www.screencast.com/t/KbKNNcu5zKgE

12-15-2012, 03:06 PM
You're welcome, Ella. Happy to help :)

12-15-2012, 03:30 PM
Oh my! thank you so much VitruvianStudio! Thanks for actually taking the time to record a critique also! I will definitely think about the light source and turning edges. As for the rose I've been mixing the cadmium red with some magenta for the darker areas. But I will try to do what you talked about! Thanks again! :)

12-15-2012, 03:49 PM
You're welcome, juturnal! It' so much easier to talk than type :)