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Old 05-08-2012, 11:13 AM
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Use to denote nudity/mature subject matter Baseball Catcher

In this painting I was trying to convey the skill and agility of the catcher. I had a problem with the catcher's left leg and the small shapes of the pants, leg and glove pads and the mitt. At first I made the mitt larger and was able to eliminate/hide a number of shapes. The mitt looked odd and I had hidden part of the agile form. So I painted it as is. I also need to try to curve the back of the catcher's left arm and pad. All comments and advice are appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:08 PM
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Re: Baseball Catcher

that left leg would be a tough one but with practice and a keen eye you will get it. Things seem a little flat though, you would think the inner part of his mitt would be much darker.
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Re: Baseball Catcher

Gauging from the position of the ump, and the catcher's move, it looks like he's backhanding the glove for a play at the plate. What would help is if you changed the color of either his pads or his glove to create a contrast. Right now i lose the glove in the right leg pad. Also, i see what looks like pads on his arms? Catcher's don't wear arm pads. Just a chest protector and knees/shins. P.S. The most common colors for pads today are black or red. Gloves are typically tan or black or occasionally red. But whatever color you elect, i think the key is distinguishing the glove from the pads. I hope this helps.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:30 AM
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Re: Baseball Catcher

Thank you for your comments. The catcher I saw did have arm pads so maybe he had injured his arms. I will darken the catcher's mitt. I do use colors to meet my own choices. Thank you.
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Am not into baseball, but this seems like a genuine pose. Am curious as to what level of focus on the figure you are aiming for with these paintings. Right now, I see a concentration of shapes, but not much on forms and depth and such. But if you are not aiming for it, there is no point in me mentioning that.
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:12 AM
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Thank you Kiran. I am concentrating on shapes with little modeling and depth.
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