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It looks great so far, ArmyGeo! Are you painting something you saw and sketched, or did you visualize it in your head? I really liked being able to see its progression. How long has it taken to reach this point? How often do you work on it?
 

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I looked at several different images of that same flower. This way I can visualize how the arrangement, colors, and shadows would look like in my version. What you see so far has taken 8 hours from sketching to painting, had to put it on hiatus because of work.
 

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I love WIP threads! Interesting graphing technique. I always use 1-2 inch squares, but I almost always work off a reference photo which is also graphed. I'll definitely be following along. I don't use acrylic very often, but will be starting one shortly for an entry in our local fair. I'm sure I'll learn a thing or two from this thread. ;)
 

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I looked at several different images of that same flower. This way I can visualize how the arrangement, colors, and shadows would look like in my version. What you see so far has taken 8 hours from sketching to painting, had to put it on hiatus because of work.
That's awesome that you can look at a few different images of the same flower and then visualize your own arrangement of the flower. It reminds me of something akin to Neo being able to see the 1s and 0s in the matrix. But I digress! I hope you're able to work on it more soon and look forward to seeing the updates.

I love WIP threads! Interesting graphing technique. I always use 1-2 inch squares, but I almost always work off a reference photo which is also graphed. I'll definitely be following along. I don't use acrylic very often, but will be starting one shortly for an entry in our local fair. I'm sure I'll learn a thing or two from this thread. ;)
I'm looking forward to seeing the thread about your fair entry. :)
 

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I'm looking forward to seeing the thread about your fair entry.
Ah yes, well, I've got to get a little farther along. :)
 

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just make sure you paint it with the inner most feeling of what you are painting...and i tell you,that is what they will see when they see your paintings.....it is a perfect idea...
 

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If you were to do all the pencil work on tracing paper then transfer your final trace, then fix it, your canvas will stay much cleaner, plus, your paint will not get mixed in with the pencil work.
Just a thought sent with a smile.
 
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