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Old 07-10-2018, 02:00 PM
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Pronghorn

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Title: Prongho<br>
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Medium: Colored Pencil
Surface: Watercolor Paper
Dimension: 16x20
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
Colored pencil over watercolor sky.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
My biggest conce<br> is composition. I can still make some changes with the background if it would improve the overall composition. Also just general impressions would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:14 PM
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Re: Pronghorn

I can't speak much to watercolor and colored pencil, but I like the way the fur looks. A nice soft effect, which isn't always easy with pencils.

The bridge of his nose seems to all go up to the horn nearest us, instead of between. The shadows on the far legs look grey rather than a darker tan color, making a kind of harsh transition back to the light halfway down the legs.
One change to the background, not necessarily composition, would be the shadow on the ground. Might just be me, and sure, it COULD be a flat area on an otherwise sharply sloping hill, bit here it threw me a little. A shadow following the general contour of the ground could be helpful. It even seems to be going up a little to the right. But changing this would probably require changing his posture a bit as well, so maybe next time.
Composition itself is good, I could hope for a secondary more distant rolling hill to the right side perhaps, could give some depth.
It's good work, and you made the two mediums play well together.
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:00 PM
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Re: Pronghorn

The contrast & darks on nose & horns grabs my eye the most right now, are they really that dark in your ref? Strong contrast in an area will tend to become a focal by drawing the eye there, so be aware of that if it's not really where you want a focal/eye grabber..
also any hard lines grab the eye.(nose/horn line)

Maybe softly add some blue to the blackish shadows on his leg?
Same for under body, a blued or purple toned shadow is more appealing than gray or blackish shadows..
* Camera & photos rarely show darks /shadows as the color we might see in real life.*
You can use artistic vision to make shadows more interesting than black/grays that can look sooty..

You could add a far hill in a soft blue tone in the empty slanted are on the lower right.

This is an image I came across..similar pose-
http://mtnhp.org/thumbnail/defaultGe...axHei ght=768

Just noticed..
far side of body (horn/ rear legs) should be slightly smaller than the nearer side to viewer..perspective thing..
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:50 PM
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Re: Pronghorn

I forgot to add that overall it is a wonderful rendering, a few adjustments and will be very nice..
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:55 AM
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Re: Pronghorn

Thanks for the input.
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