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Thread: My first crayon: Springflowers

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    My first crayon: Springflowers

    Still life painted by reference, during 1 moth, using my own photos. Contours were traced from photos the rest was painted using crayons and various techniques. A gift for my mum.

    I decided to see how detailed I was able to paint using a large paper (56cm x 45cm @ 82 dpi). But I was a bit surprised/disappointed about the result. It's "too good". At large scale it looks painted (se detail above), but resized it looks too much like a photo. I must learn a more painterly technique. Anyone?

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    As promised - details with a painterly look. -DoodLS
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    Gorgeous.

    Very special images since they are so much yours from beginning to end.

    As to technique, painterly is good. But there's a lot to be said about crisp detailed paintings when the subject is so simple (for lack of a better word).

    It's like the difference between a painterly version of a diamond and a crisp rendering of one.

    Some subjects lend themselves better to detail.

    If you had a more elaborate colorful painting, it might be better suited for painterly.

    One approach to help you decide -- Ask yourself what is it about the image that makes you want to paint it. Is it the color, the fine detail, the contrast or what? Then a style might suggest itself.

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    I often run into the same problem doodles ... IN MY DREAMS!
    That's gorgeous.

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    sincerely, it's a good painting. Nice so see, nice to imitate !
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    I'm knocked out Doodls...............your Mum should love it...........I do!
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    Very nice. I can see an accurate rendering of the play of light and shadow. The flowers look striking in contrast to the background

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    There is nothing wrong with perfection in art. It looks like a really well painted piece to me, not a photograph at all. It is brilliant and extremely well done. Beautiful. I think it is good that it doesn't look like a photograph. It just looks like a perfect painting. The planter is so smooth and creamy in blending I can feel what it feels like. It is just beautiful and the flowers are amazing. And the lighting is excellent. The colors are perfect.

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    Hi Doodls,

    Very gorgeous painting. Are you using 2 layers? One is the background and the top layer is the flower? The close up one shows very well blending.

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    That is really beautiful.
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