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Postby aakritiarts » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:20 am

I'm not satisfied with the background. Is there a way to make it better?
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Re: New Work

Postby ehoeveler » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:56 am

Hi, Shweta! The leaf and dewdrops are beautiful.
What do you think about painting in some fade-back leaves
or a fade-back of the tree that the leaf hangs from? ehoeveler
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Re: New Work

Postby Singular » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:58 am

Hi Shweta. I agree, you did a fantastic job on the leaf and dew drops. I actually think a simple faded sky as a background with would work well. Less competition for the leaf and will be in a natural setting. It would work because you have zoomed in on the leaf. The tree doesn't have to be visible. But Elizabeth's suggestion is very good also.
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Re: New Work

Postby Kristian_Saapunki » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:29 am

Great looking leaf! I wold like to see a litle color in the background. Maby a litle red or somthing on the sky. if you deside to do that. Or if you go whit ehoeveler, maby autumn colors on the other leafs?
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Re: New Work

Postby aakritiarts » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:42 pm

Thanks for the feedback. The colour in the background is too dark and therefore I'm unable to change it. I applied a coat of black to even out the spots but it's not working.
I think I need to do it all over again.
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Re: New Work

Postby Singular » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:55 pm

aakritiarts wrote:Thanks for the feedback. The colour in the background is too dark and therefore I'm unable to change it. I applied a coat of black to even out the spots but it's not working.
I think I need to do it all over again.

If you have some oil pant handy, try using it for the background. You will have no problem covering the dark watercolor background with oils.
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Re: New Work

Postby ehoeveler » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:23 pm

Here's what I do. For the hard to cover colors
I go in and paint over a white base maybe, 2 coats.
That ought to at least 'gray out' your dark and
give you more color options. I know since this
is a watercolor, you don't want to slap on too
much paint but I do think a couple of thinly
applied layers of white before adding your color
of choice will definitely help! E.
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Re: New Work

Postby Amigone » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:27 pm

I don't know, I actually would like to see a very dark background on it. Maybe a super so dark it looks black red. To me that would just make the leaf jump right off the page.
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Re: New Work

Postby Deadsg » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:27 am

I think the black red idea sounds good, but don't heed me. I am no painter...
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Re: New Work

Postby aakritiarts » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:02 pm

I just tried oil paints, waiting for them to dry out. Satisfied with the result as of now.
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Re: New Work

Postby Singular » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:28 pm

aakritiarts wrote:I just tried oil paints, waiting for them to dry out. Satisfied with the result as of now.
Thanks Singular.

Awesome! Glad it worked out for you. I look forward to seeing it.
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Re: New Work

Postby aakritiarts » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:57 pm

Here is the final result. What do you think?
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Re: New Work

Postby Singular » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:15 am

Wow! I think it looks fantastic.
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Re: New Work

Postby ehoeveler » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:23 am

Amazing - sometimes it's not just the subject,
it's how you paint it!
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Re: New Work

Postby aakritiarts » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:27 pm

Thanks!
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Re: New Work

Postby Amigone » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:23 pm

Darkening up the background really worked wonders! It looks lovely. :)
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Re: New Work

Postby jenn_iam » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:47 pm

Your final is stunning.. absolutely beautiful... well done. :)
May your world be painted in the Brightest of colors!

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(All mediums; Conceptual Design, Costume Creation, to Application)
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