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post #11 of Old 08-09-2011, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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As expected, this is the most difficult part. Distractions have kept me away from it and now after a day or two off I'm struggling to refocus and a bit disheartened with this section again.




It's the furthest part out of the reference photo. There was way too much white space there, so I stretched the rock (that black smudge) over, and tried to add that orange cloth, like the one seen by the other child. I think I need more black. The hand/finger placement doesn't seem right yet either.

I'm sure with more detail it will work better, though.
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Im taking notes, observing. I could use a lot more attention to details myself. Looks great!
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Minor adjustments can mean the world sometimes. I'm feeling better about it now. The lack of sleep (more than) sometimes makes me flighty.

Still need the hand and to fix that rock next to it, but I'm thinking another 10-20 sleepless hours.



What usually works for me, Don, is taking a teeny brush and high-lighting or darkening some things a bit, with either some white or a slightly different color. Lines and dots. I like your style though, but while you're experimenting it's worth a try.

Thanks for the like, too! I didn't know you could do those. Looks like I still have a lot more exploring to do around here!
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Okay, here we are now. Hour 30 of little-no sleep. 15 of those hours were spent painting. Don't know what happened to the rest.



Just finished the hand. Did it without a reference, so if it looks kinda off in any way, feel free to give input.



Next up: That rock, in the upper left corner. Actually, there isn't much that I have to do with it so there was no point in adding a picture. So I won't.

After that, I get to find my painting toothbrush and flick little black specs to the rocks. Wheee!
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I'm just mesmerized by this painting. Can't wait to see how you bring the eyes to life!

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Hehe, you know, I would have neglected to mention my progress when I'm actually finished with them! Yeah, I finished them 3 days ago, but I haven't been allowing myself on the laptop long enough to edit and upload anything because I've got summer school work to finish. Forgive me; I'm a teen and my priorities are backwards.

This here is a close-up of Raffi, on the left...




And Timbukoo, on the right.



This is them together, on my camera phone and then cropped.

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I also took a picture of it on my camera, but because the flash on it is so incredibly poor, I had to wait for a nice day and go outside to take the picture.

Here it is, the clarity is good, but the colors aren't as well-captured.

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That is amazing! You are very talented
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Much better with the eyes in! Wonderful!
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Wow!!! Absolutely amazing!

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