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You chose the right type of subjects to go more 'graphic design'. Getting them to sit together will be harder the flatter you go. It either has to be dead flat or with stylised form. Look forward to seeing the updates.
Some interesting paintings and drawings here. Your latest one is looking a little flat, there's no sense of depth between the objects, unless that was intentional and the style you were aiming for. It will be interesting to see further updates.
On the home straight, I think. Just need to get rid of any stray pencil marks on the little Chinese goddess whose name I can't pronounce, then some fine detailing on the plate and vases.
You're right, Hunin. It is meant to look flat. I'm trying a new way of handling things and stepping out of my comfort zone a bit.
Let's see if I can pull it off...
On the still life, the centre figure doesn't look painted at all. I'm not sure if that was your intent or not, but it gives a very unfinished look to it. I would make it match the frog in colour. Also if you're going for a flat look, I think making the outlines darker would help a lot.
I love the wrinkles on your aunt. If you're going to paint the background that dark, you need to bring some of it into her face as well.
This could turn into Willie Wonka's cave. Would that be a bad thing?
I think that this is the first painting I've done where I've felt that every single brushstroke has taken the image forward, even when I've been altering stuff. Must be doing something wrong...
Original reference photo.
I know purists will say I should have painted it from life, but the tide sneaks in behind you there, and I've had to leg it through shin-deep water to reach safety twice before. Not an experience I'd like to have a third time.
I can see a lot more interesting faces in the rocks in the painting rather than the photo. Keeping a sense of depth is going to be the hardest element. That green in the photo just doesn't look real!
Haven't had much time to work on this lately. I'm still enjoying the process, but painting in the smaller rocks is driving me boss-eyed.
There's an opalesue quality to the rocks at the very top of the picture that I'm trying to replicate... none too successfully yet. *sigh* more layers and washes...
Depth is getting there and you haven't lost Willy Wonka.
In post 738, the foreground was simplified. It looked great and just needed pushing a small bit. The finished one looks messy because of the foreground. You need to be more selective of what you're painting to get over the real image. Not every single rock needed painting.
I've been busy and just haven't had time to start anything new for a while, but I've started this still life in oils. Blocked in, but no real detailing yet. Chosen because I hate doing ellipses (and it shows).
I know I'm going to have trouble with the texture of the velvet cloth, so all tips and hints welcome.
The tea pot looks good so far, but you have a little symmetry issue on the lid. It appears to be slightly narrower on the left side, the handle is a bit to the right, and the top edge of the pot is a little low to the right of the lid (or it's a little high on the left). I flipped it, made it green, and made an animation of it so you can see the difference.
That's coming along splendidly. Just tell everyone the teapot is hand made and is actually wobbly. I can't see you in the reflection.
First one painted while seated,
Second painted from same place while standing
Third (a wip) painted from a different angle while standing. Think I need to work more on the ellipse of the jug. It's a funny shape; neither round nor oval, and it's giving me problems.
*sigh* I need to work more on ellipses.