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OziAfricana
06-29-2015, 06:23 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/06-29-2015/13874_rps20150629_231538.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/06-29-2015/13874_rps20150629_231438.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: My redeemer liveth
Year Created:
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 36x24
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
This painting started off in the WIP forum. I'd love some serious feedback.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Does the balance of shadow and light work? Is the portraiture aesthetically correct? I am largely self taught.

OziAfricana
06-29-2015, 06:24 PM
Please move to structured critique. Thanks.

OziAfricana
07-03-2015, 09:30 PM
I'd love some serious critique on this please.

Apodemus
07-06-2015, 10:04 AM
I think this is very well done. You have reduced the subject to very simple shapes and handled the lights and shadows very well.
There are a couple of areas that don't completely work for me - the green splodge that may be part of his turban but mat be part of the tambourine is a little confusing. Also, the shadowed sleeve on his raised arm is very black - I would like to see a little reflected colour in there.
Very nice image though.

Mike

OziAfricana
07-09-2015, 11:59 AM
Thanks a million Mike. I completely understand the issue with the green spot as it isn't clear in the reference too. Guess I'll have to blot it out somehow.
I've searched and searched for the reflected light in the sleeve shadow but can't find any. As artistic licence permits, what colours would be in it?

Apodemus
07-10-2015, 03:33 AM
Why not put some of those greens and reds in there? If you're working from a photograph, it would have reduced everything to black, but in life it would have picked up some of the surrounding colours.

Regards

Mike

OziAfricana
07-12-2015, 09:50 AM
Thanks Mike. I will surely revisit with some colour.

Regards,

Linda