View Full Version : Butterfly Hunting

07-29-2001, 07:13 PM

This is my first "mini" it's about 4 x 3 1/2. I liked it better before I put in the background but thought it might not work. Any suggestions?

07-29-2001, 08:04 PM
I like the style of this, great shadows & pose, and just the right amount of detail in the figure. Re the background, perhaps just a little more green (brighter and/or darker for a little bit of detail)? Would like to perhaps see a butterfly, maybe in the upper right quadrant in the direction his head is turned, as though he's focused on what he's sneaking up on.


07-29-2001, 08:09 PM
I love this composition , great tension, and a very mature style that says a lot with "apparently" (possibly deceptive- but convincing 100%) little effort - sublime.

07-29-2001, 08:33 PM
what subtlety and delicacy! from my monitor i see that you have yellows, peaches and greens going there and it works very well. maybe you can just darken it a bit to the left? this is beautiful as it is. can't wait to see the finished painting!

07-30-2001, 04:21 PM
I like it very much color and composition wise.


07-30-2001, 11:22 PM
might put some light blue or brown in the horizontal along the top

08-01-2001, 12:28 PM
Wonderfully complicated pose to attempt, and you have pulled it off beautifully.
This makes me want to be a child again, off on some adventure in the park. It brings back the freedom and solitude of my youth.