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Old 10-23-2000, 06:49 AM
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try to simplify the shapes in your sketch into three or four basic shades of light/dark. compose these "value" shapes to your preference. i'll try to post an example ,,but since i bought this ball-type mouse, redo's are hard do. the cursor is hard to control....{M}




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you and i are sympatico, sandi.....wacom penpal is good but i'm too lazy to install it.....{M}
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Henrik---what type of program did you use??? or does anyone use that takes a scan or a digital and can manipulate it. It is sooo cool!!!

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I've had a go at what I think is a value sketch (not sure though)

Any comments or advice welcome.

<IMG SRC="http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/User/burtonagnestonalsketch.jpg" border=0>

Thanks

Karen

looking at it again, I think I need to move the figures to the side, as they are too central, what do you think?

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My advise would be to rotate the pool counterclockwise so that the corner which is now at the lower right ends up pointing between the two bushes on the right. And the figures and the side of the pool would be sitting in front of the bush--overlapping it a bit to give a sense of depth.

Also I would define the direction of the light more.

Keep at it--doing this before you start to paint will help you to solve the problems before they really become a problem. Phyl
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Old 10-25-2000, 03:03 AM
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nancymae, I use PaintShopPro - you can download the beta version for a free trial (a month I think) from http:www.jasc.com.

KaTee - you got good advice from Phyllis. I would move the figures too so they overlap the bush.

A tip - if you get image editing software; once you done a rough scetch on paper - scan it and do "what if" - try different values etc. Being able to have multiple copies, and an undo function is very useful as it saves lots of time.
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Old 10-25-2000, 03:33 AM
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All great tips, use your artistic license and change to suit. Computers are a great help when adjusting composition using cut and paste and rotate,
Rod

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good karen. for the sake of clarity, though, i would make the values more distictive from one another. make your darkest dark, black. your whitest white ,,,then one or two distinctive middle tones. you got the idea.

these sketches are NOT to be taken literally. you're not going to paint your final piece with a BLACK dark. these sketches are merely to clarify in your mind,,,what's what.

so,,,my first thought at looking at your sketch is that the trees and cloud and bushes are spaced too evenly AROUND the central figures. in fact, they almost frame the two figures....{M}



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