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Adelphia
02-21-2000, 01:55 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/User/alishatodd.jpg
The photograph for this drawing originally had a black backround. I am still trying to decide if I should put it in.. I like the effect the light from above plays in the angelic nature of this picture. AND I don't understand how to use my computer well enough to put it in digitally. I ruined my last 2 drawings trying to "fix" them. Can anyone help me to see what this one would look like with a black backround? any other suggestions are always welcome too! Thanks, Adelphia

[This message has been edited by Adelphia (edited February 21, 2000).]

henrik
02-21-2000, 03:20 AM
Hi, it is not just a matter of editing in dark background... the problem is that there is no outline to work from - so I invented a rough outline. First I tried a solid background (black and various grays) - but that looked awful. Here is a version with linear gradient light.

Is this what you wanted to be able to see?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/User/alishatodd-hl1.jpg

Adelphia
02-21-2000, 04:27 AM
~Thanks Henri~
I can see that I will keep the white backround and continue to work on other areas of this drawing. I think the black or gradient backround is too harsh for the image I was trying to express.
Adel

bruin70
02-21-2000, 05:06 AM
i think you're looking to "ground" the drawing. while you like the visual of the bleach of light, the figures float. there's really nothing solid there. so,,,,,,i'd darken the hand a bit to differentiate it from the baby(the whole hand, both in light and shadow). showing the full curve of the thumb, the finger under the head, and the arm will define the baby as well. i'd move the baby's right arm more to the left. you have it positioned to look like a leg,,,and whether it is or isn't, it's ambiguous at the least. i would have worked on a more interesting crop,,,,,say, add more space to the bottom, giving the sense of the arm supporting the baby in midair.....milt

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irene clark
02-21-2000, 11:11 AM
Hi there,
This is such a sweet piece. I love it just as is. Very angelic.
I like what Milt has offered too. He has much artistic knowledge and insight. You'd do well to follow his advice. I personally have improved a great deal due to his gentle critiques, along with the help of so many others attracked to WetCanvas.
Good luck and I look forward to seeing more of your drawings.
sincerely
Irene Clark with a heart for art.
<a href="http://www.finearts.yorku.ca/kclark/hart/">Heart to H-ART - Irene Clark</a>

Adelphia
02-28-2000, 01:40 AM
Originally posted by bruin70:
i think you're looking to "ground" the drawing. while you like the visual of the bleach of light, the figures float. there's really nothing solid there. so,,,,,,i'd darken the hand a bit to differentiate it from the baby(the whole hand, both in light and shadow). showing the full curve of the thumb, the finger under the head, and the arm will define the baby as well. i'd move the baby's right arm more to the left. you have it positioned to look like a leg,,,and whether it is or isn't, it's ambiguous at the least. i would have worked on a more interesting crop,,,,,say, add more space to the bottom, giving the sense of the arm supporting the baby in midair.....milt



Allow me to humble myself before the Immortalized Milt of the Arts. Ooops..Lord of the Arts. As I genuinely genuflect in your arena. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif I am happy to say your suggestion to move the ambiguous hanging object from behind greatly improved the appearence of this drawing but not nearly as much as reworking the mans hand and arm. I am nearly finished with it and am pleased.
Thank you Milt, Adelphia

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dhenton
02-28-2000, 07:27 PM
Hope this helps. Painter 5.5


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