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Postby skenyon » Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:15 pm

slowly working on this piece inspired from a photo of a statue in a graveyard.

should the drippings on the wings remain subtle?
should i do anymore work on the wings?
are the hands too dark?
is this thing done?
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Its not finsihed

Postby JamieLinderArt » Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:35 pm

It definitely looks unfinished.

I think a clearer sense lighting may tip it over that unfinished / finished state.

As far as drippings, if its melthing; think of the textures as they would be in the real world melting. If burning or boiling - which thing can withstand more heat? Which would burn first? If feathers can stand more heat than skin, then they would have less meltage, and vice versa.
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Postby Juliep » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:39 am

Hi Skenyon,

Nice job forshadowing the arms.

I agree with Jamie. If you pick a light sorce and follow what that tells you then use more contrast/ highlights, you'd be all set.

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Postby skenyon » Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:18 pm

alright thanks for the input!
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hmmm...

Postby REDSLAPstudio » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:12 am

more contrast.
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Postby kcortese » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:31 pm

As Jamie and Julie said you definitely need to find your light source and work on shadow and highlight. I can hardly see the dripping of the wings, it blends in. Is it water or blood?

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Postby nigelartist » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:24 pm

I tend to think that if you question whether a painting is done then it probably is!!!

I think it looks wonderful.

Plus if you change it you may wish you hadn't!

Good luck in your decision.
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