View Full Version : Mule Deer - Need C&C

12-23-2007, 09:46 PM
I've made a second attempt at P&I with the same composition. I've tried to take previous comments into account and posted both pieces below. First image is the first attempt, second image is the second attempt, and the third is a close-up of the head. Please let me know where I've hit or missed on the second attempt.


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12-24-2007, 02:23 AM
The trees on the first attempt do it for me, watch those black solid outlines and keep going, nice

12-24-2007, 09:53 AM
Agree - the trees in the first one more defined, distinguishable from the hill behind - but the second looks smoother and sure has the nice sense of the tall grasses from long distance viewing - nice....... :thumbsup:

12-24-2007, 11:50 AM

12-27-2007, 01:57 PM
Thanks for responding. I, too, prefer the original trees. In the second, I was trying to improve the contrast between the background and the deer, and went with the background-is-lighter rule. Do you think it would lose anything by adding the detail back in?

Glad you like the grass....it's an improvement over the first one, but I'm still not convinced I like it. I'll just have to keep swinging until I find the right formula, I guess.


12-28-2007, 08:32 AM
Hi Dale,

You're doing well. I agree with Paul and Robert about the trees, and I really love the way you've done the grass in the second one. IMHO I don't think it's too late to put more detail in your trees -- just a tad more to make them look as though they are in front of the mountain, but still behind the deer. Keep up the good work. :clap: :clap:

Val. :wave:

01-03-2008, 12:25 AM
OK...I'm done playing with this one. I added some detail to the trees and they got lost in the mountains. Tried to fix it and screwed it all up! Might be time to try some cross-hatch or stipple.



01-03-2008, 10:09 AM
Dale, I think you're doing great! And I also think we've all been there with the "fix it til it's screwed up" feeling too. :p

01-04-2008, 11:49 AM
I like it...it makes me want to go hit the hills and look for deer.