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Old 08-04-2012, 10:00 PM
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Re: Basic 102 - Class 11 - Water

Well here is my assignment 3 taken at Rainbow Beach Qld last year. Gosh I found this hard, especially the water up close. I found it difficult to work out what should be darker or even lighter, despite converting to posterise.

Tried to leave the white of the paper for the lightest whites in the sand on dunes as well as tips on waves. Please give suggestions on ways to make this look better as I have spent quite a number of hours on this but disappointed in its outcome.



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Old 08-05-2012, 05:52 PM
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Re: Basic 102 - Class 11 - Water

Lyn - Good job .
First of all, the water is nicely rendered, what is the subject of this class .
Posterizing is a good help in getting grips on a composition, but for accurate copying it is more useful to convert to grayscale, as I have done. Then you see that the beach and the calm water are better not left as light.
I think the main reason of the dissatisfaction is not the rendering, but the underlying structure. The foot of the dunes seem to lie on the horizon in the photo, but much closer in your drawing. Likewise the line of the calm water on the beach looks much closer. That does not correspond with the distance to the line between the surf and the calm water. Unconsciously we have the feeling to look from two points at the same time - disturbing



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Re: Basic 102 - Class 11 - Water

Thanks Arnoud for that feedback. I always seem to be a slave to photos so I thought I would do something slightly different for a change, but it has backfired on me. Anyway will have a go at adjusting a few things as you indicated and see how that goes.
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