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  01 January 2006
Originally Posted by Kirt: varying the lengths a bit (making the close ones longer and the furthest shorter). This adds depth ... perspective rule applies.


*slaps forehead*
Doh!

Originally Posted by Kirt: in moderation they (textures) can be helpful to introduce some chaos to your image


I see.
I read a tutorial by danielh68 about adding texture to your paintings which use similar methods. I did this in artrage however and that piece of software is basically a piece of paper and a brush - which is fine in most situations...
The mailman will deliver a copy of painterIX some time this or next week so these shortcomings of mine will change soon.
*fingers crossed*

I think what I can say already, though you say yours is not finished yet, is that I was still too reluctant to let go for the deafening deep blue on the right side, because I liked the contrast so much.
Also, I seem to have completely neglected perspective...!

These two things I can fairly easily add. I think this alone will help. Also I started on the other dept/distance study.
You know, I found that repeated pigheaded and stubborn finger exercise will eventually hammer things home to me...

That is the things you say will not be written onto water. I guess you know that I appreciate your efforts very much?


Originally Posted by the only other forumite on this thread: I'm doing this on my free time at work ... so be patient for the next steps


I am. Really. I subscribed to this thing - so mozilla is actually going to tell me when replies pour in. Do it whenever you like.

*fastens handcuffs to his wrist and Kirts ankle*
Take your time...


Originally Posted by trespasser: Watch out for that Mr. Mu...he's a feisty one!

Yeah, but as we see here I can also be a thickheaded one. Eventually, the whole anatomy forum community will tune in to "the daily depth", wondering:
"you think he'll graps the basic concepts today?"
"nah, much too soon."
"I heard they got him private tuition..."
"Won't do no good. He'll never get it."
*bitter nods from the crowd*
 
  01 January 2006
added some perspective, further softening and desaturation to the sunflower.




introducing another character sketch which makes use of (lousy) foreshortening, desaturation, soft and hard edges and a bikini...

 
  01 January 2006
apart from this being a bad drawing, and a horrible pose.... umm i fail lol.. well i TRIED to go for the depth thing.. but i guess it didnt turn out so well... (maybe i need color )
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  01 January 2006
I think Mr. Mu got it.
 
  01 January 2006
Oooh, excellent thread, I wish I had time right now
I'll be sure to get in something...
 
  01 January 2006
Here's my attempt (just from the first lesson)

 
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