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01-25-2005, 03:35 PM
Title: Mauritian Woman - Finished Study
Year Created: 2005
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!
I finished the study. But I wonder if the background can be a little lighter?
MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
What do you think?
01-25-2005, 04:16 PM
Well, I really like it, but I wouldn't go lighter, maybe darker. I also feel it needs some areas where the edges are lost into the backgrounds. Like the edge of the neck lost into the shadows of the scarf. some of the scarf lost into the background, thus eliminating the "cutout" collage feel of the image.
Nice feeling of light and good quality of the skin tones and folds of the scarf.
01-25-2005, 04:36 PM
Londondeon's reply already shows some more darks or is this just on my screen only and ... indeed it looks better.
Good work Rieko, I like it a lot !
01-25-2005, 05:16 PM
Hi Rieko, Londondeon's shadow makes a tremendous improvement to this beautiful painting.
01-25-2005, 08:57 PM
Hi Rieko :clap: I agree with all of the above! :clap:
01-25-2005, 09:10 PM
Excellent work! - I particularly like the folds of the scarf and the expression of the face. The background? Don't really know, but if it were mine I would be tempted to bring the green (suggestion of foliage?) around to the top left corner of the picture.
01-25-2005, 09:48 PM
This is very very nice and I agree with the darker background.
Did you show this painting to your friend yet ? She will be please, I'm sure.
01-25-2005, 10:35 PM
Londondeon, thank you very much! I'm going to print out your example and work on it. Appreciate it.
Gilberte, thank you always. :)
Mikey, I appreciate your support.
Kim, thank you!
Andrew, yes, it's a group of foliage. And it was one of the places I had a question. When I make the background darker, I put your thought in consideration. Thank you for your comment, which helped me to clear my question.
Linda, yes, I told her to come over. She's my yoga teacher and a friend. I hope she likes it. :) And thanks!
01-26-2005, 12:09 AM
She's coming along beautifully, Rieko!! :D Can't wait to see what you do with her!!! I do agree that the darl background would enhance it greatly!! Please show us the finished piece.
01-26-2005, 04:33 AM
Hi Reiko, Great work. I like the light and very good work on the skin tones and folds of the scarf. Your friend will be so delighted.
01-26-2005, 03:28 PM
Tamana, well I guess it's coming along... I hope. I may need to go darker than this below. Thanks for encouragement. :)
Lisa, thanks! You are so nice. BTW, I love your tiny head :D :music:
What do you think? I shall go darker than that? Maybe so...
Whoops, no image; here it is.
01-26-2005, 10:45 PM
I would still try to loose that neck edge into the shadow (lost edges) as in the example I posted earlier. Then it is finished.
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