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Old 04-27-2011, 07:41 AM
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Portrait - Structured Sritique pls.

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Title: Portrait - Structured Sritique pls.
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Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 18x24 in.
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

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MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Structured critiques on anything will be very much appreciated(compisition, colours, value). Not sure with the colour of dark side of the face, do I have to wait till it's a bit dry to fix things?
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:44 AM
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Re: Portrait - Structured Sritique pls.

Could you please move to structured critique, I tried a couple times but it didn't let me. Thanks.
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Old 04-29-2011, 11:59 AM
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Re: Portrait - Structured Sritique pls.

you can fix things until the paint gets tacky or until the colors turn muddy, then you have to wait until it's dry to do any more.

nicely done i think, only a couple of issues ... her right arm, should the arm be darker within the sleeve? and the wood on the arm of the chair (bottom left corner) wonderful detailing there, but it seems to be the darkest, strongest edged item in the whole painting and it draws they eyes down to it so i'd soften it.

also, her upper lip seems quite a bit thicker than the bottom one ... this may be, in which case it just is what it is, but 'normally' they are more equal or the bottom lip is bigger so just check that.

a mod will move this to structured for you. good to put that request in the title like you have.

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Re: Portrait - Structured Sritique pls.

Thanks, La.
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Re: Portrait - Structured Sritique pls.

I like the composition, the curves, the color scheme. I like the simple but swirling arch in the sofa, which forces the eye back to the woman. I agree she needs some darker shadows under the arm and where arm meets chair.
I am really dying to see a little green in here - some moss, sage, or forest... might pull out the color in her eyes more, but take that with a grain of salt, that is just my wish.
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Re: Portrait - Structured Sritique pls.

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MY IMAGE(S):



GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Portrait - Structured Sritique pls.
Year Created:
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 18x24 in.
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
It's still wet.



MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Structured critiques on anything will be very much appreciated(compisition, colours, value). Not sure with the colour of dark side of the face, do I have to wait till it's a bit dry to fix things?
Thank you.

I think your colors are working here. I don't know what your palette is, but I'd suggest if you wanted a bit more depth in the dark side of her face, to use your warm red with the shadow, both deepening it and also intensifying it. Darker and warmer in the depths of the darkest shadows.

The side of her face to the left is a TINY bit bulgy under her eye, but this might be that the shadow on the edge of it needs to be deepened to turn the contour back.

Absolutely let it all dry before proceeding. You can then oil it up and continue working without messing up what it here. If you don't like something, you just wipe it off.

I think this is a strong portrait. You have captured her dignity and calm.
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