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Old 05-10-2016, 09:46 AM
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Chicken Roquette

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Title: Chicken Roquette
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Medium: Watercolor
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Dimension: 8x10
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I am interested in improving my skills. I have been painting for almost three years now, no formal instruction, so I am in a process. I continue to work on my drawing skills, as they are weak, I know.

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I would like to know in general what you think about this painting and where I could improve it. Thank you!
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Old 05-10-2016, 09:48 AM
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Re: Chicken Roquette

I meant to post this in Structured critique, any way to move it? Thanks.
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Old 05-10-2016, 01:04 PM
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Re: Chicken Roquette

questions: are you going for 'reality' and did you use a reference?

she seems to be walking rather strangely and i wonder where is her tail?

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Re: Chicken Roquette

Here is the reference photo. I was going for the moment, with the light and movement, and a loose look. Here is the reference photo. Thanks , I will welcome your critiques.
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Old 08-23-2016, 09:23 PM
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Re: Chicken Roquette

It's been awhile since this one was posted so I hope these comments are seen.

The perspective of this one is very difficult to paint simply because it looks quirky in real life as well in a reference photo. But it is a great exercise.

Overall a good job. Especially that weird looking left leg. The comb, beak and 'face' all fit together properly, and it wouldn't hurt to brighten up the comb. (we had lots of chickens on the farm, and I remember what they look like )

You might consider studying the shadow on the hen in the reference photograph a bit longer. See how it turns more sharply and gives a more pronounced 3-D effect than in the painting?

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Old 11-18-2016, 07:33 PM
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Re: Chicken Roquette

Gee, it has been a while, I was surprised to see this, but thanks so much for your comments, I appreciate it a lot! This was one of my first paintings that I liked after lots of "under the sinks"! I think if I did it again, it would look much different. I may give it another go! Thanks again, Mike.
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Re: Chicken Roquette

I use to paint chickens. And they were just a reference. Unless youíre going for realistic Iím clapping for the emotion youíve created.
A stronger background would pop the bird and make that crazy left leg POP.
I canít wait to see more of your work
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Re: Chicken Roquette

I tried painting chickens once but, the darned things wouldn't stand still! Seriously though, I'm having a problem separating the chicken from the background. I believe it's the brown paint. Brown being a warm color wants to come forward. It's also a little dark. Try cooling the background.
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