Maht C.
Maht C.
Indonesia
a digital & watercolour hobbyist
Steve Lenze
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 :)
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Maht C.
This was really a good explanation!
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Maht C.
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.
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close up muun
GROUP portrait hasbi muun +
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Crystal Blue  (she/her)
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
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Maht C.
thank you for the feedback and advice!! I am trying to implement his teaching in this and some other videos, but I feel there are things I failed to catch or missed. and after I rewatch it just now.. I got the point of your 2nd advice. I'm aware that I tend to choose desaturated color.. and pay less attention to details such as reflected color.. it might happen because I paint on a large canvas but zoom it as tiny as I can?.. i should change that habit could you please tell me more about brush strokes' shapes and styleized shapes?
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Leandro Alli
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!
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Maht C.
Most artist i listen on youtube telling to simplifief, stylize, reconstruct and so on, aren't they basically telling to not make a straight copy of the reference? I'm affraid i won't develope creative habbit by draw it as it is. I tried your advise, I absolutly need to practice a lot and patiently to make it works. The results of my first experiment trun out fun https://www.instagram.com/p/CgO7lfoBMLn/ Thank you so much for the feedback!
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Maht C.
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?
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