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post #21 of Old 01-02-2016, 05:48 PM
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Ok, I see your problem.You tend to look on the whole picture and when you put it on your canvas it results in a mess.What you should do is-stop seeing the whole picture but small portions of it.Look at the light vs shadow areas(smaaal areas again).Don't even think that it's a painting of the sea or whatever you were trying to do there lol...but some abstract small tiny portions that you will unite one by one.Hope I make sense.
UH Victoria this is hardly a mess. You are giving some good advice no need to be dramatic by calling it a mess because it really is a good piece.



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Oh @TerryCurley you don't get it...in another post he was calling for harsh critique...so am just giving it. :P :P Told him he should expect it.
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Oh @TerryCurley you don't get it...in another post he was calling for harsh critique...so am just giving it. :P :P Told him he should expect it.
I have zero problem with any of the critiques, except maybe the mess thing
These are the things I need as well as some encouragement. This is my art school.
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Step away from the black till you're better at color perception & mixing.
I'll go along with that. I took your comment about lights and darks tooooo far. Hopefully this will come in time.

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You've come a long way quickly. Now the hard work begins. Start working with the fine brushes early in the painting. Apply a lot less paint more accurately. Considering the strokes and how they blend in with the picture. Take a long time. Make straight lines straight. I don't give these tips to all beginners so don't waste them.
I'm not sure If my brushes aren't fine enough or just poor technique but I can't make fine lines or lines that taper to a point.
Accuracy is going to be a problem for me and my shaky hands. I think I can overcome it though and heed your advice. I should probably print this out and tape it over my work area.

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Ok, I see your problem.You tend to look on the whole picture and when you put it on your canvas it results in a mess.What you should do is-stop seeing the whole picture but small portions of it.Look at the light vs shadow areas(smaaal areas again).Don't even think that it's a painting of the sea or whatever you were trying to do there lol...but some abstract small tiny portions that you will unite one by one.Hope I make sense.
I do have a hard time trying to focus on the small stuff. I'm still a baby and I'm fingerpainting or something.

Terry, Thanks for having my back
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The best way to make lines that taper to a point is to use thinned down paint with a script liner brush. I have about ten of them all different widths.



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The best way to make lines that taper to a point is to use thinned down paint with a script liner brush. I have about ten of them all different widths.
Thanks Terry. I just watched a video on the use of a script brush. I guess I need to go the store again.
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