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mcknight
12-17-2002, 08:45 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/12-17-2002/1277_giraffe2.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Giraffes
Year Created: 2002
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 14*18
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
Here's my updated giraffes painting.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Any comments and suggestions would be great!

Wayne Gaudon
12-17-2002, 08:53 PM
I like this version much better .. still, the leg on the far giraffe seems to stick like and that is caused by your lighting .. the leg is lit but the body behind it isn't .. either a shade on the top part of the leg or some sun on the body will make the leg a more natural extension.

Great rendering .

mcknight
12-17-2002, 09:33 PM
Thanks Wayne. I'll have to take a look at it again. Some detail was lost in the photo but I might do something to make the leg look more natural from a distance. Not sure if I'll come back to this, though, as I won't be painting anymore until the new year. After a bit of a wait, I prefer a clean slate.

Dave

Lorijo
12-17-2002, 09:37 PM
Looks much better, very good! I am glad you gave the one another leg! Lorijo

Alan Cross
12-17-2002, 09:56 PM
Looks way better to bad you can't get a better pic that is quite blurry.
Alan :)

Paintonbrush
12-17-2002, 11:43 PM
wow. what awesome way to show respect for an awesome animal

mcknight
12-18-2002, 02:15 PM
Lorijo & Paintonbrush, thanks!

Alan, I can never seem to get my digital photos right :) Without using a flash, I have trouble avoiding the blurriness. Got any tips?

Dave

Lorijo
12-18-2002, 02:36 PM
Digital cameras don't like dim light much. Mine works best outside in the daylight. It does fine when I am not trying to take pictures of my artwork. Use a tripod or set the camera on a table so you don't jiggle at all. Good luck, Lorijo

mcknight
12-18-2002, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by Lorijo
Digital cameras don't like dim light much. Mine works best outside in the daylight. It does fine when I am not trying to take pictures of my artwork. Use a tripod or set the camera on a table so you don't jiggle at all. Good luck, Lorijo

Thanks for the adice, Lorijo. I'm pretty sure the jiggling is the biggest issue - although I've tried to reduce it by placing my camera on a table for the picture. If I don't get one as a gift, I plan to buy a tripod in the new year.

Dave

mcknight
01-05-2003, 05:41 PM
I rephotographed the painting with my new tripod. Looks like this helps fix the blurriness.

Lorijo
01-05-2003, 06:56 PM
Looks much better!

jerryW
01-05-2003, 07:46 PM
neat

mcknight
01-06-2003, 12:11 AM
Thanks Lorijo & jerry.

Murals By Aga
01-06-2003, 12:21 AM
Makes me homesick. Your lighting is nicely rendered, just as I remember it. ;)

mcknight
01-06-2003, 01:36 AM
Originally posted by Murals By Aga
Makes me homesick. Your lighting is nicely rendered, just as I remember it. ;)

Thanks, where is your home?

Cap
01-06-2003, 06:11 PM
I think these are absolutely perfect! how long did it take to do all those marks? wow!

mcknight
01-07-2003, 01:40 AM
Originally posted by Cap
I think these are absolutely perfect! how long did it take to do all those marks? wow!

Wow, thanks! I didn't find the marks as tedious as some would think. The spots were not treated as a separate task, but rather as aspects of the overall giraffe painting that occurred over the course of a few layers. Overall I estimate the painting took me 10 hours with maybe 70% time dedicated to the subjects.

Dave