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InterruptedArtist
07-08-2011, 03:54 PM
Hello! I need some feedback. Not so much on the bird its self (although that is welcome as well), but the background. The image I'm working off of I took at a Zoo with an artificial painted sky background. I very faintly (4H) starting from the left drew in some reeds behind the bird that taper at his feet. I brought the horizon line up just about his head to indicate where some water (or grasses?) would meet the sky. Should I continue with this arrangement? There would be an awful lot of empty space to the lower right of the piece. Or flip it around..Reeds starting at the right tapering down behind the bird with the high water horizon? Thank you for taking the time to take a look! Appreciate it! (PS. Sorry for the fuzzy quality)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jul-2011/973540-IMG_20110708_121217.jpg

Zenhorse
07-08-2011, 04:58 PM
I like it how it is (from what i can see.) Nothing wrong with empty space if it's balanced proportionately.

Artybo
07-09-2011, 08:23 AM
I agree with Zenhorse. Its beautiful and I like it simplicity.

DominicM
07-09-2011, 06:03 PM
thats a great start, well done

PatrickHedges
07-10-2011, 06:29 AM
I suck at backgrounds so I'm going to enjoy watching what you do with this.