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05-10-2006, 01:36 PM
I created these for another Paint me challege elsewhere. I used Painte IX, and mainly Acrylic dry brushes change only the opacity and resat settings. I didn't use a sketch or trace for these. But worked them just as if I was using paint on canvas.
05-10-2006, 01:53 PM
Great onions Edie. As I said in the other onion thread, I think an indication of a cracked off onion skin would add some more interest to this, and maybe a bit stronger highlight.
05-10-2006, 02:12 PM
Lovely and I agree about the highlight ;o)
05-10-2006, 03:28 PM
Thanks for looking and commenting here is a minor rework added a few of the details from the reference, there weren't any really loose skin, and I added a bit more contrast and lightened the highlight a bit.
05-10-2006, 03:34 PM
I have tried reloading the image twice then I renamed it and loaded it again, I have no idea why it doesn't show.
05-10-2006, 04:01 PM
Here is a link to the new version it is also a larger image.
05-10-2006, 09:48 PM
05-11-2006, 12:30 AM
Very interesting E! The textures in this piece and the colors are very attractive. Got a nice range of beautiful browns going on.
I like the detail you've added. Only thing is the onion in the back, that crack in the skin looks more like a scratch in your painting to me. Maybe part of the skin can durl a lil? Jus a thought.
05-11-2006, 04:16 AM
Much better Edie!! I always have to remind myself to use some creative license when I paint from photos. I tend to want to paint exactly what I see, but that is often not enough, or too much.
05-11-2006, 04:28 AM
Lovely, I'll buy half a dozen!
05-11-2006, 08:43 AM
Great looking onions Edie :thumbsup:but maybe just a tad of work on the splits in the skin :)
05-11-2006, 09:03 AM
Thanks for the comments everyone. Here is the reference pic. I don't know how I'd give more dimension to the skin crack.
05-11-2006, 09:20 AM
Edie, your onions are so good, they make a grown man cry!:crying: Your minor improvements made a major difference. I likes... alot!!!:thumbsup:
05-11-2006, 09:37 AM
:clap: :thumbsup: :clap:
05-11-2006, 10:04 AM
Thanks Joel I value your comments so very much! Edie
05-11-2006, 10:06 AM
Thanks Marge! they were fun to do, these studies I have been doing of things as realistic as I can have taught me a lot, I don't normally paint with this much detail, at one time I didn't think I could so these excerices have been very confidence building.
05-11-2006, 11:17 AM
I liked the first ones, but really like the second w/ the cracks....great job
05-12-2006, 06:16 PM
Those adjustments served you well. Nice job!
05-13-2006, 04:55 AM
Now the second version looks better. I love it.
05-13-2006, 07:54 AM
Thank you Maria, Digi and Aggie for your comments!
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