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Thread: New painting

  1. #1
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    New painting

    Haven't been around much lately, just finished this wildlife painting of a Lioness and her cub,
    Looking for critique, and comments, this was painted from a photograph in a magazine.
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by justjean View Post
    The Lions look great
    Thanks for your comment, glad you like it
    Dave

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    Hi. Looks like you labored over the animals and were free and easy with the grasses. I'm not commenting on the work put in. More what I'm going to comment on is the difference in the same painting between the styles, which are coming from very different visions. I mean it's a good experiment, and both are fine in their own right. It's just that the grasses are posterized and graphic, while the lions show that a lot of effort was put into turning the forms to show volume, as well as the texture of the fur was also in keeping with a shot at realism.

    So the comment is about your dividing the image between the sensibilities, not about the quality of either in their own worlds. It would be like putting jam on celery (not that this is that bad, but I think you get that there are different directions of flavor). So you have two really tasty flavors here. Pick one or the other would be my suggestion in future.

    As to the fun of painting, and experimenting and playing around with the various tools, I'm all for it. Sometimes it works, sometimes not so much, but it's always good experience. And I can see you had a lot of fun with this. And you should always do.

    Good job! Lots of neat questions getting answered. And well done on the individual bits. Each is rockin'.

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

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    I like this painting where two different styles merge to integrate the lovely subject into a stylized scenario.
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    I like it

    I love animals and I think you did a good job of capturing the sweetness of the cub and the wildness of the lioness. The grasses are so artistically done.

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    Hi, thanks for the comments, yes I agree with the conflict in styles, I did do another version with a different grass, which I am much happier with, here is the other version, which I think is a better styles more suited to the image.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveart View Post
    Hi, thanks for the comments, yes I agree with the conflict in styles, I did do another version with a different grass, which I am much happier with, here is the other version, which I think is a better styles more suited to the image.


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    This is a much better one! Well done 👍👍👍

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    Thanks Danny, should have shown this one first time.

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    I'm glad you posted both and in the order you did. Sometimes critique can be shocking when unexpected. I enjoy your work in both of them!

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