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post #1 of Old 04-13-2017, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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Question Deer Painting - How can I improve?

Hi everyone.
I have been painting for years but can never achieve the satisfaction I am aiming for.
I may be a perfectionist but would like to know how I can take my painting to the next level.
I attach a painting I am working on at the moment - it is not finished but already has issues I regularly encounter...
This painting is in Acrylic on Acrylic Board - A3.
1) The first issue I have is edges of the subject. I outline my sketch in pencil and have problems getting these lines to cover up afterwards.
2) I wonder when working with acrylics if you should work from dark to light or vice versa as I can not get the texture of the animals as realistic as I want.
3) Backgrounds - I never know when there is enough or too much detail in the background
4) Finally how can I refine my brush strokes to ma e the texture of the hide of the animals smoother and not so amateurish?

All feedback appreciated.
Please don't tell me it looks good - (I am not after appraisals - just solid informative criticisms please - I do not care if it hurts.)
Thank you all in advance

Terry
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post #2 of Old 04-14-2017, 06:51 AM
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A lot of improvement can be made by better potraing the light in the scene.

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