[color=silver]Sorry for being so late on posting anything (useful or not) after you have supported me so much in my attempt in all of this.[/color]
[color=silver]I have to admit that I couldnt follow up on some of your decisions, and why you have chosen to take some particular steps; after working so hard on them.[/color]
[color=silver]One of these is naturally the crowd, as [/color]Michael [color=silver]already stated
[color=silver]Well it is YOUR image as a result, and I would respect your personal doubts on how things should go.[/color]
[color=white][color=silver]Actually now that I come to think of it
most of the things I had wished to point; [/color]Michael has already said them![/color]
But I think I have a few more to add that I dont exactly grasp about the boat:
And thats its sails…
Why they are not puffed up? to be direct.
If the ship is going Upwind or even downwind there would be definite signs of wind on the sails (considering it is a multi-deck sailing ship
if I get it correctly
at least there would be something in the lateen sail)
If they were not actually thrust by wind and not in meant to be in motion, then why are all the sails full scale open with no signs of any reefing or withdraw?
Even if it is JUST dropping its sails
a simple rippling of the act would add some sort of evidence that it is actually IN that beautiful sky you have created (Which I would presume has at least a light breeze)
As I examine your boat, I like what I see
it simply looks fantastic where it is… and the lighting, painting is marvellous
but it has many things I can not understand.
Now my goal here is not to wreck you down, but maybe give you reasons to find ideas
Like you can have the sails open and even the boat sort of heeling to the winds demands… but a variety of chains/ropes fastening it into place
even include the wind factor for the hair and the scarves of the crowd thats going towards it.
Or you can remove the sails and work on detailing the masts and have it calmly sit there and wait for the people.
From the start of the image until the final stage it is in… You seem to have constantly tried to make it even harder on yourself.
Actually improving the image greatly and maturing it into an impressive piece of work
I have told you before that I have really liked all that you have put into this. All I wish is for such good work and hard effort to not go for waste.
Best of luck [color=white]Theressa; this looks marvellous. I hope you can overcome the doubts you have on how to go on with it.[/color]