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MindGem
03-14-2016, 04:05 AM
Hey,

Made another one, this time a dirt road at a farmers community,
a swedish idyll. It's not finished yet but I've pointed out the things I see that needs improvements.

Still using my crappy phone camera but still, if it can be interesting for anyone I'm glad.

http://www.customgraffiti.net/orders/keep/dirtroad.jpg

Mel_Robertson
03-14-2016, 05:35 AM
I admire the detail in this Gem it's a gem hehe
the blur effects looking great look forward to seeing it finished

MindGem
03-14-2016, 06:37 AM
I admire the detail in this Gem it's a gem hehe
the blur effect looking great look forward to seeing it finished
Thx meli, the blur effect and everything on the last image is just photoshop, I'm trying to show my misstakes. But it will be "blurred" in paint when I get around to it :)

dickhutchings
03-14-2016, 07:27 AM
The clapboards came out fantastic! I struggled with that on the one building I painted so far. I love the scene as well.

MindGem
03-14-2016, 09:40 AM
The clapboards came out fantastic! I struggled with that on the one building I painted so far. I love the scene as well.

What was the struggle though? Maybe I have some ideas.

TerryCurley
03-14-2016, 09:45 AM
This is a comforting painting. Once you get the people in it, it will be perfect. I love your work.

leighann
03-14-2016, 09:53 AM
I'm not sure it even needs people, just life. Maybe a dog laying on the road, or animals of any kind. I tend to like animals better than people most days, so I guess I'm a little prejudice. :wink:

Looks great!

dickhutchings
03-14-2016, 10:00 AM
What was the struggle though? Maybe I have some ideas.

I have no idea how to get those fine straight lines. I used a pallet knife in this one. I would love to be able to get those line like yours.

MindGem
03-14-2016, 11:59 AM
I have no idea how to get those fine straight lines. I used a pallet knife in this one. I would love to be able to get those line like yours.

I've tried palette knife several times and it just looks aweful so for that I have no clue :)
But for the straight lines, I just use a flat brush, quick strokes...I guess that's only a matter of time til you master that.

I have some other suggestions for your house painting.
1.On the shadow side there should be a slight blue shade and on the sunny side a warmer color.
2. Make more distinctions between trees so one can understand that there are several instead of one really thick bush.
3. correct the perspective on the right side, they're a bit off.

http://www.customgraffiti.net/orders/keep/house.jpg

dickhutchings
03-14-2016, 12:07 PM
No, my shaky hands will never be able to master that. I may have to use a paint pen and ruler for those.

dickhutchings
03-15-2016, 09:25 AM
I appreciate the comments MindGem but that one is framed and done. I'll try to get those details better on my next one.