Hey Maht C. Your question about edges is a good one because it seems to be an issue with this painting. The drawing is nice, and the colors are nice, but all the edges are hard. The problem with that is it destroys form. Form shadows are soft and gradual, hard edges are used for cast shadows. If all the edges are hard, it flattens the form. I did a quick paint over of the face to show you the difference. I will say that some artist keep all the edges hard as a stylistic thing, but if you goal is realism you need both.
So, I've posted it in some communities but no one has given their thoughts about what I am concerned about with the topic. I learned that the controlled edges could make a better painting, but I'm not sure what to consider which part is better to let loose or stay sharp, Do you have any thoughts or experience about it guys? Oh, but I appreciate any feedback anyway!! am forever thankful for it!!
Hey Chrystal, Good job working on the Loomis head. The thing I notice the most is that your lines do not wrap around the shape of the head. The skull is a 3D shape, so make sure you wrap the lines around it. I did a quick sketch to show you what I mean :)
almost didn't make it on time >.< this is my class's first archaeology excavation in July back then (before covid), it was the dry season and the sunlight stings so much. I attach the referee's picture.
The colors good. If you want to try style using it and moving away from the reference I’d try: 1. playing with the shapes of your brushstrokes. The overall shape of the rock formation may be the same but the shapes of the subtle shifts between values and hues can be styleizsd 2. Pushing color changes. You can try things like making a subtle reflected light color more obvious, or making saturated areas in your reference even more saturated in your painting (don’t overdo it though). https://youtu.be/nINus0lYQjo this Marco buck video is helpful for learning how to do that. also sometimes what I do is I just add random fun looking colors and see what happens. Important note though, none of these tips are things that you must do in a painting, they’re simply here for you to try to see if you like them :) hope this is helpful! Please ask questions if you have any
I don't I understand why you are worried that is looking a lot like the reference, are you trying to stylize it? I think the colors look great, but I think you could work a little bit on the edges. I would definetly try using the lasso tool more to enhance some of the edges of the landscape. There are many videos on youtube showing the technique. Keep up the good work, cheers!
I am participating in a challenge on Instagram. It should be a speed painting but the time restains only stress me out. Then I decided to focus on studying the color & flow and take as much of the time I needed. I am quite happy with my color, but then the artwork overall becomes a kind of exact copy of the reference it worries me so much I wanna cry. I would appreciate any kind of feedback, and maybe some advice to make my study more efficient?