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Thread: Scarecrow

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    Scarecrow

    This one starts out as a scarecrow straw for hair, old top hat, button eyes and ball nose, but as I am getting carried away (with too much detail,) I find its developing rapidly into a rather nasty looking very cross person, so I'm posting it now before I wreck it overdoing everything (as I do).. Hope you like the sketch ( I'm still in sketch mode today) regards to all ....Jack.
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    This is wonderful Jack - and I certainly wouldn't like to cross him. I don't agree that you 'wreck' things with too much detail - I love your work and the detail.
    June.

    Oh God of homeless things, look down
    And try to ease the way
    Of all the little weary paws
    That walk the world
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    I always admire the detail in your drawings that along with your drawing abilities is what makes them great

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    Wonderful painting!!!
    I like it!
    Regards from Chile
    "El arte no reproduce lo visible. Lo hace visible" Paul Klee

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    First rate Jack! I love it. Not too much detail for me. I think the shapes take on a local color like a flesh tone onto which you've modeled contour. So in this instance it works really well. He looks like a real person too, one that's not your usual models. You've had a tendency to use a particular type for years, and now he's looking like a different type of face, which tells me you're branching out. Were you working from a model rather than out of your head? This one looks very fresh and I could easily see him on screen as an actor playing the part of this kind of character.

    Excellent work. I hope you save this drawing because I'm not sure how it would translate into a painting. It could take a different approach owing to the hatchy marks being such a feature of this one -- adding character and such.

    Bravo to the Scarecrow!

    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    Enug,
    Thank you for your reply, and your comment, pleased that you weren't put off by the " texture " marks, some people find it off putting, thanks for looking .....Jack.
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    justjean,
    Thanks for the comment Jean, I'm happy that the detail doesn't put you off the painting, I was experimenting with texture in this one, thanks for looking....Jack.
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    damasocl ,
    Hello my friend, thank you for looking at my sketch, I was having a go at some different approaches that other artists use, I always find it interesting to try new ideas and techniques, in this sketch marks left in deliberately, and texture used...thanks for your reply, Jack.
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    Mr D Akey,
    Hello D, I didn't use any kind of model or photograph or anything like that, I was trying out a new idea, to try to give more shape to the face, previous ones have been a bit flat, I decided more contrast and more shadow and highlight was perhaps the answer, I think I may have overdone the shadows a bit, the differences in light and shade in a face are very subtle rather than bold, I am seeking a happy medium at the moment, which is why faces recently vary more than previous, I realise the blending of shades have to be discreet rather than bold, but I still want the face to look like a painting or sketch rather than looking like a photo, faces are perhaps the most difficult of things to paint, but that's a challenge isn't it in itself. Still trying, thank you D for looking......Jack.
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    A wonderful printing or lythografy!
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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