Nick Lyre
Nick Lyre
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@sojourneronora
Ok, first off, I gotta say, I love how painterly this looks and how you mix all sorts of delightful colors together. I might darken her hip behind the hand holding the mirror, to help the hand stand out and since the light seems to be coming from an angle that would push the younger girl’s shadow that way. For the mirror, maybe use a yellower highlight on it and lighten up the background behind it so you can see it more fully (maybe there can be a washcloth hanging up behind her or something?). As for the light shape on the hand…I might have her fingers wrapping all the way around it and put some highlights on them…but I feel like that critique is out of my league lol
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Nick Lyre
thank you very much. agree, will work on it
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Hello everyone, so I'm working on this piece and would love to get some suggestions and advises on how to improve it. Main things that I would love to get feedback on: 1. how to better render the mirror that the younger one is holding in her hand 2. the dress on the older girl 3. what light shape to make around the hand that holds the mirror
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Martha Muniz
Very beautiful! Similar to what Steve said, I do have a few suggestions for you to consider, if you are inclined to continue working on this piece. I did a quick paintover to better explain, but it comes down to the distribution of light. There are some areas (nose, cheek, jaw, blindfold) that would receive stronger light, as well as some areas that are more in shadow (neck, ear, flowers). The nose and neck would also be softer with less detailed anatomical definition, either due to the light or more typical female anatomy. Also, compositionally, I reduced the value of the background near her eye/nose area slightly for better contrast and moved her clothing folds to create better flow. These are elements you can continue to play around with to see what you feel best communicates the readability and message of your painting. Either way, great work :)
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Nick Lyre
thank you, great advises with light on nose, face and ear
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Kimberly Lee-Lewis Adams
Wow. This is beautiful. Did you use a reference?
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Nick Lyre
just general mood board, no specific reference
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Steve Lenze
Hey Nick, This is really nice, good job. I have two really subtle, nit picky things to mention: The edges of the nostril and the ear are so hard they draw my attention. And, the contrast of the shirt and hair is the greatest in the painting, thus drawing my eye there first. I did a quick change to it just to show you what you might do to address these things. They are very small so you could take it or leave it. Hope it helps :)
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Nick Lyre
thank you very much
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Nick Lyre
10mo
Hello. Requesting critique on my latest work, would appreciate some feedback.
Nick Lyre
is there any posibility to get a certificate after finishing any course here on proko?
Nick Lyre
Thank you very much for the course!
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Nick Lyre
this course is great!!! thank you so much. esp the - all reflected colors are where the shadows are - nails down so much. thank you.
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