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Old 04-10-2012, 02:57 AM
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Alone

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Title: Alone
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Medium: Watercolor
Surface: Watercolor Paper
Dimension: 14
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
Was feeling lonely at that time ;-)

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Have I added too much detail in the face?
Colour
Composition
All and any other critiques. Thanks
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:23 AM
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Re: Alone

I love the way her clothes fall on her and the position of her body. The colors are balanced and nice. I would change the position of her hand, seems a little awkward. I like the face but might soften the yellow in the cheeks a little. This is a lovely painting
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:59 PM
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Re: Alone

Very expressive work! I enjoyed this painting and the only critique I would offer would be the hand... the fingers are not quite right and that catches the eye. Lovely work that tells a story.
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Re: Alone

I really like this expressive work, but I do agree that the hands need work.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:58 AM
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Re: Alone

While I agree with the other crits, this is fundamentally terrific. It's great the way you deploy confident, loose watercolor technique. One suggestion: there's rather an outline around the figure below her face. This produces hard edges. Use a scrubber brush to blur and soften the edges between her body and the background and I believe you'll see an improvement.
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Re: Alone

Very nice. I like the way you played with the complements, the reds against the greens and the puples against the yellows. Nice balance. As mentioned above, that hand isn't right. You can leave it there but you should fix it. It looks distorted.
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Re: Alone

Thank you all.... Inspiring comments...

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Old 04-18-2012, 12:33 AM
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Re: Alone

Very nice work....loved the colors.
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:27 PM
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Thanks tavs ;-)
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:51 PM
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Re: Alone

Wow, very nice drawing...
Nice handling of watercolor wash.
Your rendering of form just sucks though.

- The hand is just too small. Put your own hand up to your face with the bottom of your palm on your chin. Your middle finger will tap just above your eyebrows. If you do that with the measurements in your drawing, you will see the hand is too small. Take the length of her hand and put it up to her face. The hand you drew is not foreshortened, so it should be as big as most of her face.

- The rectangle in the upper left does not help your image, and could be removed. Same with the ocean waves at her feet.

- Your light source is ambiguous, so your shadows are kind of random. And you lose track of your hard and soft edges on your shadows. That is not such a big deal in this kind of a watercolor, but it would be interesting to see you render this again with a strong light coming from one side or the other.

- To answer your question, no you didn't put too much detail in the face. I do think more carefully thought out shading would model the form better though. As it is, you are relying on your drawing, and ignoring the form rendering.

- Your green background is very intense color. Graying it back with a red wash would make it recede into the background more, and hence it would flatten the figure less. Intense colors come FORWARD. Gray colors RECEDE BACKWARD. So you don't ever want intense background colors.

- You have hard sharp edges on your round forms. (shoulders, legs, face) Sharp edges flatten form, soft edges make forms appear more round. Google "atmospheric perspective" and read up on the rules about this. You draw too well to not understand these concepts, so please do learn it. It will help your modeling of form a LOT.
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