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02-17-2014, 07:04 AM
I used Corel Painter 12 and Intuos 5. My brushes were mainly oil and acrylic. I wanted to capture the speed and movement of the figure. I model the figure first before I blend and integrate it with my background. All comments and help are appreciated. Thanks.

02-17-2014, 01:04 PM
The image is titled "Ski". I am not able to discern a pair of skis nor the form of ski boots. Is it intended to be a dryland exercise?

To the modelling of the figure: the ratio of calf to thigh looks a bit off. If this is a ski-jumper the glutes seem a bit slender. The Bend at the knee is a bit troublesome.

The brush work is energetic and does convey a sense of movement, but not all of it in the implied direction of the athlete. Also if conveying speed is the goal perhaps a steep downhill tilt to the implied slope would help.

02-17-2014, 03:32 PM
This example might give you some Ideas on selective blurring and stroke angle to achieve the sense of movement that you describehttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Feb-2014/3869-skijump.jpeg

Leslie F.
02-17-2014, 09:16 PM
Hi, Arlene. I love the modeling of the figure, the snow spray, the color. But I have to agree that the legs appear static. No tilt or angle to imply downhill motion.

02-18-2014, 10:14 AM
Thank you for your help. I have made several changes based on your advice.