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Old 01-29-2008, 02:53 PM
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"Bob" help- please critique!

I was happy with the figure and the upper background. Then I put forground rocks in and it kind of fell apart. It's a 24x36 oil on canvas. suggestions appreciated- Mark
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Re: "Bob" help- please critique!

Mark

Hope you don't mind, I copied your "great " portrait to my hard drive and popped it into Photoshop so I could show you what I mean. All that I can see that you need to do is darken the shadowed rocks and ground a bit more - looks more realistic with the other tonal values in the pic.



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Old 01-30-2008, 12:28 PM
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Re: "Bob" help- please critique!

Georgia- Thanks so much for your reply. Darkening helped tremendously. I think the other part of the problem is the way the rocks are painted, especially @ bottom right. I made them up, and it looks like it. I'll try some remedies then repost. Thanks again -Mark
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Re: "Bob" help- please critique!

Nice portrait, I like the way you handled the light on his shirt.
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I like your painting really well. Thanks for sharing with us.

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Re: "Bob" help- please critique!

Beautiful job! I love the way that you captured the expression in his face. Can't wait to see it after you've made the changes. What size is it done in?

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Re: "Bob" help- please critique!

Oopps I just saw the size...sorry! Being so large, it must be a really magnificent painting to view in person.
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Very nicely done. I'd love to see the 'newer' version after working on the shadows.

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Re: "Bob" help- please critique!

This is a great painting. I have trouble when I make up rocks as well. I'm looking forward to seeing the finish. Nice gesture and colors.
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:58 PM
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Re: "Bob" help- please critique!

Thanks everyone for comments and suggestions. I reconfigered the rocks slightly and darkened them. I'm still opened to suggestions for finishes.-Mark
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:26 AM
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No suggestions from here. You've done an excellent job and I like the much darker shadows. It really gives the feel of the intense Western sun.

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Very nice. It looks great now. Good job.
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