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Old 04-12-2012, 04:36 PM
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Jug with Peacock feather

Thanks to JocelynsArt in the RIL for the image - I did this with mainly soft pastels and some pencil, on Mi-tientes (terra cotta colour) 9x12...I will play with it some more as it seems to need stronger values, but I would love to hear any C&C to help. Thanks for looking in.
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:13 PM
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Re: Jug with Peacock feather

Hi Coconut...welcome to Still Life.
Good choice to base your picture on...palette is pretty close, but you need to be bolder with your BG...as the photo shows the vase's shape very well because of the different values....whereas you've defined it with a line...which doesn't really exist, except in our minds!





I never see the obvious somehow until I have committed my work to upload and then see it onscreen....when it just hits me what is needed!
I would suggest you keep working on this - it will be worth it!
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:44 PM
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Re: Jug with Peacock feather

Deirdre - Thanks so much ! I can see now exactly what you mean and I realize I must be bolder with values (and get rid of the lines )

I find it hard though and sometimes end up making 'mud' with some of my efforts ! Oh well it's definitely a learning curve for me and I will sit back, study the image and then back to the drawing board.

Cheers !
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:58 PM
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Re: Jug with Peacock feather

And I'll look forward to your progress!
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