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Old 02-10-2019, 06:12 PM
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Hi, I'm new here. This is my first attempt at painting wildlife. Unfortunately, I have only seen a moose from a distance so, apart from the reference photo, I relied on internet images and a Robert Bateman book. The photo showed the moose in a snowy setting which lacked contrast so I decided to put her in the dark and give her some highlights. Any input, C & C's would be appreciated.
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:27 PM
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Lovely, Frances! I like the palette.
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I love the reflected lights on her, just lovely!
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Beautiful soft muted tones in the animal's fur. not an easy one to do at all, Frances. Bravo! She looks very natural.
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:28 AM
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Thank you so much Christal, Heather and Kay!
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Great feeling to this Frances. I like your colour palette and soft edges look sweet. Love the purplish hits around the ears and snout.
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Appreciate the comments Mike!
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I like this! Great looking eyes!
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Love those highlights, really wonderful.
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Well done .. looks beautiful...
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Frances. Your first wildlife painting is terrific. I love the colours you have used. No crits or advice on your moose. You have done an excellent job.
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Bill, Sarah, Federico, Chammi - Many thanks for the encouragement!
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You've done a great job of this moose. Love those blue highlights and those eyes especially.
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Old 02-15-2019, 10:06 AM
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Thanks Kay! My background was basically black so I found that a little pure color was needed to enliven the neutrals.
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