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: First ever oil painting [WIP]


SuddenLife
06-12-2016, 06:21 AM
So through my school I got the chance to join an oil painting workshop. We'll be continuing next week, but this is what I got so far;

http://pre09.deviantart.net/4198/th/pre/i/2016/164/0/7/still_life_work_in_progress_by_virtuxa-da629sh.jpg

Susan Mulno
06-12-2016, 07:53 AM
Nice! How much difference from ddigital?

SuddenLife
06-12-2016, 08:26 AM
Thanks! A lot, though it feels closer to digital than acrylics, due to the fact that the typical rush to finish a part before its dry that I often have with acrylics wasn't present here. Like with digital art, I could take a lot more time and correcting something was a lot easier.
It did take a bit of getting used to, but once I got the hang of it, it was loads of fun.

M Winther
06-13-2016, 11:16 AM
It is painted freely, which is good, because it is all about awakening the painterly feeling. However, I have noted a tendency, among many amateurs, that the difference in values is not sufficiently accentuated. Better contrasts do much to emphasize form. Perhaps it's a good idea to make only monochrome paintings for a while, so that one gets a better feeling for values. Picasso started out doing only blue paintings. Then he had a period during which he only painted in pinks. Professional painters often squint. It makes it easier to perceive values.

Mats

SuddenLife
06-13-2016, 11:50 AM
To be fair, the lack of contrast in this case had more to do with me getting to know the medium. I usually start my digital work in grayscale for exactly the reason you mention; making sure there's balance. With this paint, however, I'm really still learning how to mix and work with the layers, which I think is the real reason the values are rather meh on this one.
Still appreciate the feedback though.