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04-09-2013, 07:21 PM
do you think i need to adjust the shoulders?

04-09-2013, 07:26 PM
It is hard to tell as the lines are faint but I think the shoulder to our left is a little too wide and maybe his neck a little short or his collar too high.

04-09-2013, 07:42 PM
trying to sort it out im useless with a pencil these days lol ty!!

04-10-2013, 05:07 AM
I think you are right Jen. Easy to rectify al84.

04-10-2013, 05:15 AM
Iv done the shoulder again looks better now he looking up at a angle cant see much of his neck ill post a ref image up in a mo.thanx for the advice!:-)

04-10-2013, 06:00 PM
me first time on sanded paper very diffrent saw fingers lol im hoping it comes alive looks bit dead at moment.but have only started the hat.hoping turns out ok

04-10-2013, 06:09 PM
Good start. As you start to paint you might want to consider subtly incorporating colors into the background that you are using in the figure. That will keep things more lively. Right now it appears you are using one color, which could explain why you think it looks 'dead'. Keep the colors similar in value in the background, they will harmonize better. Hope this helps, you're off to a good start!

04-10-2013, 06:18 PM
thank you! will start adding some blues ect in the back ground .yea as i kept building the hat seemd to get better.is amazing how it comes out sometimes is like magic lol

04-10-2013, 06:41 PM
I've merged your two threads on one subject into 1 thread - as two would push someone else's painting onto page 2 sooner than needs be!

04-10-2013, 07:39 PM
no probs thanx

04-10-2013, 10:39 PM
You are off to a good start!

04-11-2013, 06:49 AM
im worried bout skin tone more then anything will be my first time doing it with pastel

04-11-2013, 07:54 AM
Keep going al84, looking good!

04-11-2013, 08:04 AM
yea i gonna move the green in close to him so makes him pop a little be better once i get more colour on him.how do u blend on sanded surface? my finger is sore lol

04-12-2013, 03:34 PM
a little bit more wht i done i been slow at it!

04-12-2013, 04:25 PM
Good going. Um, if you ask the question, you really also have the answer, as if you were satisfied you wouldn't ask. I mean, it is a good pointer that something needs to be done. :-)

04-16-2013, 04:53 PM
a little update for use. been working on it quite abit today.

04-19-2013, 09:54 AM
Coming along very nicely!