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on: March 15, 2012, 07:21:21 PM
I am starting a new one and is harder to get the shades on this thing than this Beatles one was.
It's just the robot from the original Day The Earth Stood Still.
I was worried after I finally think it's good enough then put in the background shading on half of it around the was about the same value...i started to leave it unfinished cause it looked kind of neat that way and the darker robot stood out very well against the white paper...then I just went ahead with it....well......I still think it's ok, not sure if it's better though. At least by putting in the background value around the robot, i was able to include his shadow (on the ship). I still half a long way to go. I have to do the man standing yet, but it's not alot of critical shades...just folds of cloth, so the hardest part is over.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #1 on: March 16, 2012, 08:26:28 PM
looking forward to seeing it once complete Pat  :gl: