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    Gerbera

    This is one of the first paintings I ever made (not only digitally). I was wondering if you like it, and if you have any tips to improve it.
    I tried to improve it, but most of the strokes I placed seemed to make it worse..
    I want to print this and give it to this girl who loves gerbera's (which girl doesn't ) So I hope she will like this one as well.

    If you wonder why it has no background:
    I'm not sure, but I guess it's what you draw first (at least some raw colors)? When I started I didn't have an inspiration for it.. So I left it white.. (I don't have the full version, so using layers is not an option either)

    Thanks!
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    Welcome! I can hardly see how to improve this wonder, apart from background (a nice slightly cold dark/ black would fit very well in my view).
    What You may do is to add a layer (if You have it as JPEG or similar only You may "import to layer" of a new work first). Move this flower layer upfront and change it to cell after You made a background layer with the other layer after changing its colour to dark and to a paper or canvas type.
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    Dear Qdudu, Hello! would call that Zinia here maybe?!!! but no guessing on your painting, a real beauty, she will love it!!!

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    I am really really impressed. That is lovely, vibrant and very alive looking.
    Do we have to accept what life hands us? Or can we say no thank you and ask for a different flavor?

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    I agree that it's very well done but would benefit from a darker background.

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    I Agree too, nothin can make that flower better except maybe a dark bg.

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    Thanks alot everyone!!

    Caesar, I cannot use layers (not "import to layer" either), so I decided to use another program to add a background to it, just to see how it would look.

    I think I'll just paint another background painting and place the flower on top of it, as you suggested, but then in another program.

    Lee, a zinia seems like another flower to me? If you google both of them you'll notice .

    So, apart from me having to polish the flower a little, now that you see some things you didn't see with the white background, how do you like it with the dark background?

    Edit: polished it now.
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    Dear Qdudu, yep, you are right! two different flowers, two German horticulturists, by any name still a pretty painting,!!!!!
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    Looks better I think.

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    Wow! Flowers should look so good.

    Very rich and clearly defined.
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