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johnbeam

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on: September 24, 2014, 02:53:50 AM
I did this painting for a friend... I had really hard time with the ribbon... I wonder if there is a method to paint such a thing.... I'm not really happy with it, but she likes it very much so that's all that matters... I'm looking to improve so any comments welcome...

Thanks !!!


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Reply #1 on: September 24, 2014, 11:25:33 AM
John,

This wreath is very nice.  It has a "Love me - take me home" character about it.

The ribbon looks better than what I could do.

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Reply #2 on: September 24, 2014, 12:31:51 PM
Very nice John,  :clap:  you may want to add just a hint of tonal value where the ribbon meet in the center to show the depth but the whole painting is very beautifull.  :yippee:


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Reply #3 on: September 24, 2014, 01:13:28 PM
Yes.. I see it may need to be darker there...  :thankyou:


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Reply #4 on: September 24, 2014, 02:29:39 PM
Charming and sweet  :clap:
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Reply #5 on: September 24, 2014, 09:34:41 PM
I like what you done with the ribbon :clap: :clap: :clap:
What you could do it just increase the contrast on the roundings on the bow itself, that will show it curls even more. The hanging down bits are fine O0


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Reply #6 on: September 25, 2014, 08:10:00 PM
Yes... the checker board pattern was just a little too much for me to get perfect... I wondered as I was doing it if acrylic paint pens are ever used for such things and if I may have more control? I've seen Liquitex Paint Pens in the store but have never used them... Next time I'll paint the ribbon with more contrast so it looks a little more 3 dimensional...

Has anyone here used paint pens with their painting? would that be an option for super detail?


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Reply #7 on: September 25, 2014, 08:41:17 PM
I have not tried them, but I am sure they will give you the detail no problem. They should be great for signing your name too