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Old 10-23-2011, 05:41 AM
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Still life practice - fruit bowl

Hi I am practicing still lifes for a drawing course, would welcom some comments.
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:41 AM
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Re: Still life practice - fruit bowl

Very, very nice! The only thing that really jumped out at me was the too perfect angles of the joining stem of the bananas - to me that looks like step two in a drawing book. If you soften that area a bit, you have a very nice painting! Keep up the good work!
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Re: Still life practice - fruit bowl

Are you doing this from a reference photo or from life?

I agree with Patty's suggestion to look at the stems of the bananas a bit more.

Another thing that caught my eye is the bowl-- the rim is a bit wonky, not quite a smooth curve. And it doesn't continue around to the back. The placement of the bananas would have the edge of the bowl also visible through the stems.

This is a great practice piece. Looking forward to seeing more of your work in the forum.

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Re: Still life practice - fruit bowl

Hola! For a practice piece this is really good. I agree with the other comments. What sort of paper are you using and what are the pencils?
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Re: Still life practice - fruit bowl

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Very, very nice! The only thing that really jumped out at me was the too perfect angles of the joining stem of the bananas - to me that looks like step two in a drawing book. If you soften that area a bit, you have a very nice painting! Keep up the good work!


I agree with Patty on the bananas but other than that this is a fantastic painting.Well done
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Re: Still life practice - fruit bowl

Beautiful, vivid drawing you've made.
I agree with the comments above, and if it were mine, I would add some complementary colors into the shadows throughout.
Your rendering of the fabric looks awesome!
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Re: Still life practice - fruit bowl

Very nice piece indeed, although I would like to see a few more darks throughout the whole painting. Fill in the shadows a bit more.
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Re: Still life practice - fruit bowl

You have a good start here, to help you more I might add to the advice, try to get elements overlap, the banana stem is "kissing" the leaf, overlapping makes a more realistic and pleasing composition.
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Re: Still life practice - fruit bowl

Very Nice. I would add a bit more midtones though. It looks a bit stark. All in all though, very nice work.
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