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Old 10-24-2010, 11:11 PM
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Hi all,

Thanks for all of your feedback on my classwork/ ideas for the project that I had. Though I loved the ribs idea, I couldn't find any picture of the rib cage that I could use for the drawing, so i decided to go in a different direction altogether. I found a picture of an allosaurus head and decided to draw that. The assignment is a test of light and shadow, and the specifications are that you need to use bones/skull/skeleton and add dead vegetation to its sorroundings.

I only have Tuesday night to finish this up, so if you could give me any suggestions, ideas for dead vegetation, or just your general impression of this, let me know

I used willow charcoal and regular charcoal on 18x24 inch canson sketch paper

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Re: Dinosaur Skull- Feedback needed soon!

This looks good to me!
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:08 AM
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Re: Dinosaur Skull- Feedback needed soon!

Sri, the dino head looks good but if you are to add dead vegetation, I think you should either add a couple of shriveled, curled leaves or work some more on the ones you've added...they don't really look that dead to me...just my two cents...the rest is wonderful!
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Re: Dinosaur Skull- Feedback needed soon!

Hi

Looks really good, why don't you work the leaves so that only the veins are drawn, you can get as intricate as you want and at the same time you will have a leaf skeleton that mirrors the dinosaur skeleton theme.

if you search for fossilised leaves you should be fine for source materials or hold a leaf up to a bright light.

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Old 10-25-2010, 10:06 AM
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Thanks

I'll definitely work on those leaves, and post an update tomorrow night.
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:41 AM
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Re: Dinosaur Skull- Feedback needed soon!

Also I have posted my WIP at the following link if you are interested:
http://srisarts.wordpress.com/2010/1...inosaur-skull/
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Re: Dinosaur Skull- Feedback needed soon!

This is cool Sri! I am diggin the 3-d effect you're getting! Well done indeed! I still think adding some vines would work well. Perhaps creep them into the jaw with some tendrils spiraling across the teeth. Or maybe a rotted log behind and to the side?

I will say, right now this looks like the skull is backed up against a background or sort of like it's in a corner. You need to put some more depth behind. Even distant clouds would give more depth. But don't overdo it. Keep the focus forward.
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:58 PM
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Re: Dinosaur Skull- Feedback needed soon!

Thanks Shar,

I will try to add in the vines tomorrow as well If you have any interesting vine pictures let me know. I'll test-try the log. I am afraid I might do something weird and ruin the picture! I do agree that there needs to be more in the back though.
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Re: Dinosaur Skull- Feedback needed soon!

Looks good to me, srisart, Good luck!!!


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the front of the skull - sharpest edges, most detail and most contrast ( light to dark); the middle - less so, the back edges and information start to get lost a bit ( less edgy and a time or two finding their way into the bg).. experiment a bit with your atmospheric perspective to develop depth in the foreground, middle and background.. --

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Actually Sri the image library has a great selection of ivy pics.

Here is the link....I think

http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/show...y.php?cat=3672


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Re: Dinosaur Skull- Feedback needed soon!

This is fantastic. I love the way you did the allosaur skull, the foreshortening is perfect and the form is absolutely wonderful. The suggestion on the dried leaves is good. Sometimes they break along the edges of veins, that kind of choppy broken-off pieces and indentations really makes them look dead. Also as mentioned, they get crumpled and they sometimes bend like paper, get creased.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:01 AM
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Re: Dinosaur Skull- Feedback needed soon!

luicre- Thanks!
kevin- I'll try to play a bit with the perspective, I wasn't sure if I should do that since technically, the dinosaur skull is not that massive, but a little bit of emphasis would enhance it for sure
shar- going to go through that soon!
robert- Thanks! Looks like the leaves are the biggest problem here I talked to my professor yesterday and he said the same thing
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luicre- Thanks!
kevin- I'll try to play a bit with the perspective, I wasn't sure if I should do that since technically, the dinosaur skull is not that massive, but a little bit of emphasis would enhance it for sure
shar- going to go through that soon!
robert- Thanks! Looks like the leaves are the biggest problem here I talked to my professor yesterday and he said the same thing

to be clear: atomspheric perspective is what I am suggesting( you may have understood, just don't want to lead astray). AP is important in even small space-fields to get a sense of near, middle and far.

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Old 10-27-2010, 10:32 AM
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Re: Dinosaur Skull- Feedback needed soon!

I updated the skull. Thanks to everyone for all of the feedback. The only thing I really wasn't able to do was add the vines- Whatever I did was just ruining the picture

I have added all of your detailed feedback and my response on my blog
http://srisarts.wordpress.com/2010/1...skull-updated/

The assignment is due today, so hopefully I do well! Thanks again

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