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Old 02-08-2018, 08:26 AM
sevan sevan is offline
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illustration #12

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Title: illustration #12
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Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 5x7in
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

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Basically she's reading inside bc it has been storming and her mom says it's too muddy, the sun is just beginning to come back through the windows. She hears a noise and a rat is pleading to her for help.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
This was my first attempt at light play. The rug ellipse is a complete nightmare I know, maybe it has been kicked around and chewed on. Other than that, does it look cozy?
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Old 02-08-2018, 09:28 AM
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Re: illustration #12

Yeah, I think you nailed cozy.
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:16 PM
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Re: illustration #12

Sevan,
I'm intrigued by your works. Are you creating the images as well as the story from your head without looking at other images or objects? Illustration 12 has some stage like quality, very interesting. I have only one suggestion...if you are using a "black" like lamp or ivory, stop, put it aside for awhile, and mix your own darks. Mix the darkest primary colors you have to achieve a dark warm or cool color, then for a grey you can add white.
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:35 PM
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Re: illustration #12

Thanks Tom, I was hoping so. She didnt have a great childhood in real life so I like to think of this project partly as creating a world where she was secure, loved and important. A cozy home is one step.

Boogiechile, thanks for commenting. The story isn't mine, I'm just illustrating it. I came up with the scenes before looking at photos, but then I spent a lot of time looking for reference photos bc I've found that objects never seem to look like I imagine they do. Then I use and change and mix what I wanted.
Excellent advice on avoiding black! A few of these paintings, including this one, were done before I learned about better options. Most of them avoid it thankfully.
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