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Old 02-06-2018, 08:37 AM
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illustration #10

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Title: illustration #10
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Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 5x7
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Very early painting, would not stylize the sunset this much now even for this project. Was not going for realism. But my mom (the author) likes it as is, it's a dream sequence.
My grandma would tell this separate story about how when she was a girl, one night confederate soldiers were camped in her union town, and she snuck out in her dad's uniform and showed a skunk friend where to attack them, ended up smelling so bad it drove them away...she was bo<br> in the 20th century. Haha


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I know the girl and skunk should be darker, but left them lit so we can see them clearly.
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Old 02-06-2018, 03:09 PM
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Re: illustration #10

For past early work you might add how long ago it was painted..months , years that sort of thing..

You might want study about values, aerial perspective.. variations in the lightness & strength of colors, to help show a better distance effect..

Strong bold colors for close up.
Softer lighter colors for far away..
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:28 AM
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Re: illustration #10

Thanks again jmw.
I briefly explained in my first post, but here's the story. The paintings for this book are the only paintings I've done, so all the "illustration" posts and the "cover" post are from it. I drew with pencil as a kid a lot, but moved toward music and after many instruments landed on classical piano. My mom wrote the book of my grandma's animal stories after dimentia made them interesting. She needed an illustrator, couldn't get one of the visual artists in the family to do it, and I finally agreed but wanted more color than pencils. So I tried oils. After 4 or 5 paintings I hit on the stylized way we wanted them to look. It all took me about 15 months. A week to think about, study, find references, rough sketches, final sketch, then on my one free day a week to paint wet on wet for about 13 hours start to finish. If something would happen on my day off i'd wait another week and study until I had a full day again. So when I say an early painting, I mean about a year ago.
You are right, and I understand aerial perspective now, but as I looked back on what to change, I didn't think it really mattered much here. Right or wrong, who knows.
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Ah thanks for clarifying.. I missed that post.
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