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Old 08-21-2019, 09:55 PM
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Iíve decided that occasionally painting in public is good for my self esteem . I was working on this at a childrenís museum while my kids played and got some great (and interesting) compliments from the children there.

I know I have plenty of room to improve though, so C&C welcome and appreciated!

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Old 08-22-2019, 01:05 AM
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Old 08-22-2019, 02:46 AM
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Re: Bright Bird

The head is fantastic, the rest of the body is less accurate.
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Old 08-22-2019, 03:35 AM
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Re: Bright Bird

The shape of things is very good. And also love the way light shines through in the blue background. Lovely color palette.
Would it be possible to use a bigger brush for the initial washes so you could cover more area with ease. Take your time. Many people think they need to be very fast with watercolors. When you think ahead you can take it slow.
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Old 08-22-2019, 07:05 AM
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Re: Bright Bird

I think the background is very 'busy' and much the same values as the bird. Paler colours and less defined shapes will be less competition with the bird.
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:35 AM
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Re: Bright Bird

Thanks for taking the time to give constructive feedback! Iíll take them all into consideration to improve. For now I may just try to pick up some of the background colors to soften it up a bit. Iím not sure how to approach bigger fixes with watercolor without making it look overworked (which I struggle with doing anyway hah!) . Iíll put more time into the planning phase in future paintings.
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Old 08-22-2019, 04:17 PM
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I made a few adjustments/improvements(?). Thanks for lending your eyes.
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Old 08-22-2019, 08:12 PM
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Re: Bright Bird

I really like your reworked version which makes your bird stand out even more. Very nice work.
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Re: Bright Bird

Much better!

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Re: Bright Bird

I preferred the original background myself, I could imagine some branches and foliage with your brushwork. The one thing I would have changed would be to make the background darker. Greens and foliage tend to be darker values is my understanding.
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I think the bird stands out better in your adjusted version!
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