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tgsloth
06-08-2010, 04:34 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/06-08-2010/124239_Choo_Choo_Four.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Choo Choo Four
Year Created:
Medium: Oil
Surface: Board
Dimension: 6x8
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
Another in my series of Tie Plate mounted Trains

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Open

crazywoman53
06-08-2010, 04:48 PM
Ahhhhhh!!! I think this one is the best one yet and I especially really like the wheel section on the engine. The only nit I have is I would darken the smoke as it leaves the smoke stack just a little bit more and let it get lighter the further away it gets but still leave it on the grey side. Nice work Bob!

Corby
06-08-2010, 08:22 PM
TG, these just get better and better. I hope that you do not run out of choofers soon!

Sam_I_Am
06-09-2010, 03:23 AM
I love it, Bob :) I agree, they just keep getting better and better, and its my favorite so far. My eye craves just a tidge of red somewhere, though... perhaps a red highlight on the train or in the folliage?

Bis007
06-09-2010, 04:38 AM
TG, Love your train series:thumbsup:: They all have their own character and nicely done.I don't have that skill level yet. You've given the viewers the rail "now" but something is off track,especially on the railway ties imo. The rail ties usually are secure at the bottom of the rail instead of the top?. See Pic -of what i'm struggling to say. :music:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Jun-2010/119201-tg-_rail_ties.jpg
Is the other track necessary? Not sure if the front is a bit too busy with all the rail ties? Dunno. Smoke: Maybe add some more grey/dark in the smoke(like u did in Train# 3) Since this is a moving train, the smoke dissipates,but near the chimney area could use some dark. It is perfect as is. I love your series, they are small and powerful!. Do more!

billmahler
06-09-2010, 06:26 PM
Your pictures continue to improve a lot, TG.
You've really planted the train into the track.. it seems to be digging in for a good pull.
Here are a couple of thoughts:
-It might be the foto, but all three lights seem to be exactly the same value and hue. Some variety would add aerial perspective.
-I think you can tone down the intensity and edges of the other set of tracks. They seem to be pushing themselves toward us.

tgsloth
06-09-2010, 07:32 PM
Wonderful critiques and what a detailed catch by Bis. Here's the final. I have heard and obeyed.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Jun-2010/124239-Choo_Choo_Four.jpg

greensyster
06-10-2010, 03:02 AM
Glad I came in at the end cos that smoke darkening effect sealed this guys fate - A Winner!

allanom
06-11-2010, 12:49 AM
Nice application of crits. Made this sucker sing!

cthomp7280
06-11-2010, 12:05 PM
TG...the crits really made this thing chug dude!

MRSBB
06-12-2010, 01:34 AM
I hear that train a coming!!! Yes, it's a winner...........Lenore

loft artist
06-12-2010, 06:47 PM
a Dynamic picture , raw steam power , love it ! ...a nice 'loose' painting style

cathaden
06-12-2010, 07:13 PM
I love this place...great changes; great pic!

tovali
06-13-2010, 03:39 AM
Nice. Love the colors and the gentle impact.