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post #1 of Old 06-16-2015, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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I'm working a painting of elk, I'm not sure how im gonna darken the buck's head without loosing definition. Any ideas? Ill attach the paintings as it is now.
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It didnt load the first time... as usual. I hate my phone.
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I'm working a painting of elk, I'm not sure how im gonna darken the buck's head without loosing definition. Any ideas? Ill attach the paintings as it is now.
If it is in acrylic or oil you could do a transparent wash. I don't know how you would it in water color.



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Yeah transparent would only pull up the first layer of paint due to the top paint being too liquid.
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I don't know how much of the head I would change.. Perhaps a light wash to finish it.. but it looks pretty good to me as is right now. The white spot to the left of his head is bothering me though? Is that on purpose?

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I don't know how much of the head I would change.. Perhaps a light wash to finish it.. but it looks pretty good to me as is right now. The white spot to the left of his head is bothering me though? Is that on purpose?

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I'm with Dave here, looks good as is.
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My camera sucks. Its actually breath and on the actual painting its faint. Why my camera pulled it up so bright im not sure
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My camera sucks. Its actually breath and on the actual painting its faint. Why my camera pulled it up so bright im not sure
So maybe you should ask your camera how it should be done? Hehehe.
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Constance I have the same problem often. I use my cell phone most of the time and my cheap camera is even worse than my cell phone. It doesn't pick up the shadows and it reflects the light terribly when I take a picture of one of my paintings and sometimes the colors look way off but I refuse to get a new camera just to take pictures of my paintings since for me it is just a fun hobby.



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