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Re: a bunch of new works

You have a definite coherent style to all of them, but they would all benefit from an in-depth study of anatomy. Even if true realism is not your goal, having a firm foundational understanding of anatomy, foreshortening, proportions, shading, etc. will allow you to deviate from reality in a way that...
by SidneyEileen
Thu May 31, 2012 2:23 pm
 
Forum: I Am Ready For The Fury
Topic: a bunch of new works
Replies: 7
Views: 3680

Re: please critique my latest work

It's an interesting piece. Overall, the composition has a nice flow, and I like the colors and use of variation in line and shading styles. What gets me are the numbers. I don't like them at all. To me they look completely out of place, both in color and context. They are the one thing that keeps me...
by SidneyEileen
Thu May 31, 2012 2:07 pm
 
Forum: I Am Ready For The Fury
Topic: please critique my latest work
Replies: 2
Views: 2075

Re: Watercolor pencils :)

I have only used watercolor pencils once, and they were very, very different from what I was expecting. I like what you were able to achieve on your first try, and I am certain that as you become comfortable with the medium you'll be able to create truly fantastic pieces.
by SidneyEileen
Thu May 31, 2012 1:52 pm
 
Forum: Be Gentle
Topic: Watercolor pencils :)
Replies: 9
Views: 5077

Re: Some new pots

They look neat. I hope they do fire up OK, and I look forward to seeing them finished.
by SidneyEileen
Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:48 pm
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Some new pots
Replies: 1
Views: 1551

Re: some pencil and charcoal drawings

It really depends. There is no one "best" paper, pencil, etc. It's a matter of experimenting and figuring out what grounds work for you and the kind of art you want to make. If you want to play with toned paper, play with toned paper. When picking the paper you want to use, you are looking...
by SidneyEileen
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:20 pm
 
Forum: Art Discussion
Topic: some pencil and charcoal drawings
Replies: 2
Views: 2289

Re: Kuwaiti Tree Dancers

I can't think of anything to critique about them. I like them a lot. They are quite lovely.
by SidneyEileen
Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:28 pm
 
Forum: I Am Ready For The Fury
Topic: Kuwaiti Tree Dancers
Replies: 5
Views: 2533

Re: Need your opinion:

This isn't a style I am very familiar with either, but when I look at it the area that seems out of place and unfinished is the upper left, where it's more of a mauve color. It's not the color that bothers, but it feels like it isn't done, like maybe it should provide a back layer and meld for anoth...
by SidneyEileen
Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:43 am
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Need your opinion:
Replies: 2
Views: 1024

Re: some of my pencil drawings

Those are all very good, and far more interesting than the typical static portrait. I really like them.
by SidneyEileen
Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:38 am
 
Forum: Just Showing
Topic: some of my pencil drawings
Replies: 25
Views: 7439

Re: Drawing fire

Fire is extremely difficult to draw, and that's a very good start. There are also lots of different types of fire, depending upon how raging the fire is and how much wind is blowing on it. One of the tricks is that not all the fire will be connected, which you have here, and it will tend to have lic...
by SidneyEileen
Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:36 am
 
Forum: Be Gentle
Topic: Drawing fire
Replies: 3
Views: 1823

Re: Ink and Wash Illustration

Thank you very much for the detailed response. I hadn't thought about brush stroke as affecting the depth, and it confirms that I need to buy a couple more brushes of different sizes. I think a larger brush would have helped with the sky. Proportions are also an issue for me when drawing full figure...
by SidneyEileen
Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:57 pm
 
Forum: I Am Ready For The Fury
Topic: Ink and Wash Illustration
Replies: 5
Views: 2209

Re: Ink and Wash Illustration

Thank you for the feedback. I am planning to do some art with full color using watercolors, but in the work I have done so far I have sought a more sepia-toned appearance. I have other colors of ink and plan to do others monochromatic, in part to help develop a firm feeling of tonal differences and ...
by SidneyEileen
Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:37 pm
 
Forum: I Am Ready For The Fury
Topic: Ink and Wash Illustration
Replies: 5
Views: 2209

Ink and Wash Illustration

I am developing work in a style where I draw with a dip pen nib and then shade using a wash of ink. I also plan to use watercolor. In the past I have created very little work which could be considered illustration, and even less with humans as a subject. I haven't drawn horses in more than 10 years....
by SidneyEileen
Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:13 am
 
Forum: I Am Ready For The Fury
Topic: Ink and Wash Illustration
Replies: 5
Views: 2209

Re: Leaving Hell's Forty Acres

Fantastic! I particularly like the details, like the quail. I can't think of anything to critique. I really enjoy your paintings.
by SidneyEileen
Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:01 am
 
Forum: I Am Ready For The Fury
Topic: Leaving Hell's Forty Acres
Replies: 4
Views: 2258

Re: All Tucked In

I agree completely with the initial critique, and I would love to see an image of the finished painting. It is lovely. :)
by SidneyEileen
Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:59 am
 
Forum: I Am Ready For The Fury
Topic: All Tucked In
Replies: 9
Views: 2537

Re: Fisherman on the Rocks

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.
by SidneyEileen
Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:52 am
 
Forum: Just Showing
Topic: Fisherman on the Rocks
Replies: 5
Views: 1556

Re: Undecided on background, HELP Please

I completely understand that conundrum. I often get stumped on exactly that issue. The shading on the flowers and vase are indistinct, but vaguely suggest lighting coming from behind and slightly left, so I would keep that in mind while creating the background. Some rambling thoughts that come to mi...
by SidneyEileen
Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:48 am
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Undecided on background, HELP Please
Replies: 6
Views: 2194

Re: Geronimo

I like it. I've been trying to think of something to suggest for improvement (because there is always something, no matter how good a piece of art is), but I can't think of anything. The style is consistent, the lighting is consistent, it's detailed and emotive, and a friend walked up behind me whil...
by SidneyEileen
Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:54 pm
 
Forum: I Am Ready For The Fury
Topic: Geronimo
Replies: 8
Views: 1986

Re: Pricing your work on a simple business model

pehiatt, thank you for all the frank and detailed advice. I struggled for a long time before finding sound advice on pricing, and it was very close to what you are saying. In the next few months I am planning to start investing in some limited edition prints for some of my styles of art so I will ha...
by SidneyEileen
Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:36 pm
 
Forum: Art Discussion
Topic: Pricing your work on a simple business model
Replies: 14
Views: 9173

Re: Is a studio all its cracked up to be?

At the moment I am between homes, taking up space graciously granted by a very dear friend. That means I set up and take down as much as possible when working on projects, and the only "space" I have that is remotely dedicated is a fold-up sewing table (which swaps computer or sewing machi...
by SidneyEileen
Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:21 pm
 
Forum: Art Discussion
Topic: Is a studio all its cracked up to be?
Replies: 30
Views: 13726
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