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Old 05-10-2012, 02:02 PM
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Bottles WIP

This is 9x12", I need suggestions for improvement before I do shadows of bottles and background. Yellow bottle is overworked I think . C&C are appreciated.

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Old 05-10-2012, 09:31 PM
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Re: Bottles WIP

Hi Marriam... you have some beautiful colour going on with your bottles... they're fun to paint, eh?

You need some DARK values... You have preserved your lights and you have a very nice range of midtones... Now, to make your glass look even glassier (is that a word??? ), you need some really deep, rich dark colours placed in the crevices...

Also, I suggest you drag your local colour over each of the corks... remember you are viewing them THROUGH the coloured glass.

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Old 05-11-2012, 01:51 AM
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Re: Bottles WIP

Hear Char, she speaks the truth

I think your yellow bottle looks fine. Punch them all up with some of those carefully-placed dark "sparkles" that show up in all glass, and I predict that Yellow Bottle will come alive with all the rest of them. You've already got the idea started on the red-violet bottle.

This is lovely, Marriam, I am excited to see the finish!
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:22 PM
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Re: Bottles WIP

Thanks Char for your suggestions ,I always seem to have problem with darks, will do as you said and update
CK thankyou so much for taking time to comment
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:53 PM
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Re: Bottles WIP

This is such a fun reference to do. Many of us have tried it in the past as well.

To get the feel of glass, you need to show what is behind each bottle and what you see through the glass. For example, on the left side, the red bottle will show through the blue one's right side and through the yellow one on its left side. That is true for the green bottle and the lavender bottle that are behind the yellow and red-violet as well.

You have nice transparency in the tops with the corks showing through the glass.


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Old 05-17-2012, 05:15 AM
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A very nice job so far. You've been given such good advice already. Looking forward to seeing the finished painting.

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