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Old 05-01-2012, 03:35 AM
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Approx 5 Week + 24 hours in.

Concentrated on the foreground to-day and got a little bit more of that done. Have I gone too dark with the tall gravestone in the foreground? your thoughts on this would be welcome.



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Really, really great work, John! I think my favorite thing about this is the peek we get of the building beyond the ruined church. It makes me feel that we are exploring it right along with you!
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It is a great work, John. I agree with Ken aboutv the high contrast at the foreground...it is your choice.....


Just a humble opinion, that far line of buildings at the background...it is my guess that it could benegit from a less contrasted values, meaning that the top line of those buildings should be lighter or even blurred and the black at the tiny windows less dark in value thank your subjects at the foreground and middleground.

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Hey John ~
Well I wouldn't worry too much about the tomb stones in front being too dark, yet. They are dark.... but that is an easy fix. Especially if you have blu-tack and I thought I read you do have.
I thought I had ruined a drawing I did of my sister when I did the side profile of her after having done the front view of her. I did the side view tooooo dark. As I was about to put it in the trash bin, I was convinced by other artists to NOT do that but instead, roll *blu-tack* over it and see if that lightened it enough. What a SAVE!!!

So yeah.... anyway, just thought I would say, "eye'm" watching. Hope you are still having fun.

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Thanks for looking in Bren & Irma your thoughts and encouragement are so very welcome.

Thanks for your thoughts Luicre, I can see what you mean about the higher contrast of those cottages in the background, so will make those adjustments with my trusty "Blue tac" once the drawing is complete. That's what's so great about posting WIP's in Wetcanvas D & S, knowing that fellow artists can spot areas for improvement where perhaps the artist himself may have missed.
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Re: W.I.P of Old Ruined Church

Approx 5 Weeks + 30 Hour in.

Worked a little bit more on the left foreground today.



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That tombstone is better when it's lighter. Coming along well now, John ...
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I love it, Joh. It has a slightly touch of drama. Well I love some dramatic scapes.

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Thankyou Kenny, Ken & Luicre for your thoughts and inspiration as to my progress on the journey through this architectural ruin.
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Re: W.I.P of Old Ruined Church

I agree that the lighter tombstone looks better. I just find the dark in the doorway a bit dominating at the moment - it kind of draws your eye to it all the time. Perhaps it will calm down a bit as more is done. You're doing well.
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I agree that the lighter tombstone looks better. I just find the dark in the doorway a bit dominating at the moment - it kind of draws your eye to it all the time. Perhaps it will calm down a bit as more is done. You're doing well.

Thanks for looking in Michael. I will check out that doorway at a later stage, as there is some more dark area's yet to be completed.
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Re: W.I.P of Old Ruined Church

How's this going John? Haven't heard from you for a while - are you okay?
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John, that church looks GREAT from my untrained eye. As a newbie to drawing seeing how your drawing is turning out gives me more motivation to keep drawing everyday!
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How's this going John? Haven't heard from you for a while - are you okay?

Thanks for looking in Karen I've been away for a while with family and work commitments and had to put this project on the back burner, but will hopefully post a progress update later on today.
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