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Old 04-14-2012, 03:29 PM
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edges in pantings

hi there i know in artist paintings there has to be hard and soft edges
but do the hard edges have to be manly at the ceentre of intrest or can thay be a mix of hard and soft all over the painting .?
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:19 PM
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Re: edges in pantings

forget soft and hard edges,,, paint from your heart
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:15 AM
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Re: edges in pantings

Do not increase details on a distant subjects. They must be softer with ragged edges. Fog makes mountains more white but does not alter their sharpness.
Short distant subject must be sharp enough but still slightly soft.
Salvador Dali called "ugly" if sharp edges are too sharp.

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Old 04-15-2012, 09:21 AM
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Re: edges in pantings

Hard edges attract the viewer's attention so I think it's good to keep them in the intended area(s) of interest (though who's to say that this 'rule' can't be broken? )

It's important to note that you can have hard-defined edges, yet the appearance can be soft if there is only a very small color difference between the adjacent areas of color (atmospheric perspective effect).
Color is the most important element in painting - except for everything else
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:46 PM
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This isn't a subject for the Colour Theory & Mixing forum, could you tell us which medium you're painting in and I'll move your thread to the appropriate medium-specific forum.

Do you know if your colour is off in hue, value, chroma... or all three?

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