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Yiming Wu
Hi there William! I think you captured the shape/gesture pretty well, from the painting only I can't tell much of a shape problem. To me the problem is mostly value and edges. Apparently you've been using some lasso/alpha lock to determine masks and then put down colour patches for a whole region? Looks to me the edges are kinda awkward, it's like it being flat and not wrapping around the structure, most evidently on the green clothes patterns. Another thing is regions should have occlusion/reflection that affect each other. This is why the region where hair touches body/neck and the clothes touches body appears to be "cut and pasted" but not as a whole. Also, it seems that the image could use a more "focused" detail distribution. It's not very natural for everything to be a certain "softness" and immediately the hair jumps out with a very very sharp edge. It just doesn't seem natural. Maybe you could use a hard brush to refine some of the areas that has sharp turns around the focal point and kinda make the gradation of sharpness, so things will not feel out of place.
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William Lim
yes, its on different layer, i notice that it happens when im not paint all of them in one layer, and i think i still have problem to give up details. i agree with you man, value and edges! i still experiment on how i should arrange the value (which seems a bitter on the right painting which i paint last), i still struggle with both of that, edges also something that kinda new to me, start to experimenting with that. Thank you for feedback man, its hard to tell whats is really wrong when you are alone with your painting, i often doubt my own decision, sometimes my insticnt and brain contradict each others. so thank you so much.
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Smithies
I think the second picture is the most successful of the two, although I like both. The first seems a little unfinished - there is not quite enough definition of the forms in the body or sleeve (on the left of the picture), and some of the defined hairs on the left side are a bit distracting. The way you have handled the light in the second picture is really cool, and I think the colours particularly in the hair are done very well. Keep it up!
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William Lim
tq for the feedback. i agree, i rarely draw clothing, so the left is kinda a study that carry on the right haha. for the left on i kinda stuck on how i want to push the painting, so i just leave it as it is.
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