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Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by Ronald art, May 23, 2019.


  1. Ronald art

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    it was time to step out off my comfort zone again and start with a wild life portrait in this case a bear catching a fish
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    looking forward to see it finished
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    I worked on the fish a bit and started with a base colour for the bear , I still need to do a photoshop colour check for the fish as I can see what colour it really is but I am sure it is not white :D
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    I checked the colour of the fish and it is a off white towards yellow no wonder I cant see it but I will find a way to spray a colour that is close enough to make it work
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    Nice start! Looking forward to seeing it progress.
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    Started off well Ron, I can't imagine what it's like to not see colours but I commend you for not giving up and getting on with it. You do a great job.

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    thanks Lee and Mark and Lee it took me a while to find the right tricks to actually "see" the real colours but with the eyedropper in photoshop I can isolate a colour :D
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    on the ref you cant see the bears eyes or better they are real dark and hardly stand out and I didnt like how that looks in my portrait so I removed the dark eyes and I added some colour to the fish
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    I noticed I can bring myself to work on this bear so it is time to ask the question : to bin or not to bin it
    I can see what went wrong and I know why and I can fix what I dont like but would it be worth the time and the effort anyway this is what I have done so far
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    don t bin it!
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    Don’t bin it, Ronald. It will still require work to complete the painting, but there is nothing wrong with it. It will simply take some time to work out the details.
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    It is a question that you can only answer yourself.
    I always finish the painting.
    But if I don't like it, I'll just start again
    My own experience is that when I start again it often goes faster and easier.
    If they are small errors that can be repaired quickly, I will of course do that.
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    for now this bear is still on my easel and I need to motivate myself to fix/finish it
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    I'm liking it so far. It would be nice to see it finished.
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    I am still not fully convinced I will finish it but I did work on it a bit more
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    I like the water skips you've added into it
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    Thanks Jonathon , but I pulled the plug on this one but not on the bear with fish portrait idea I found a better ref and did a test print to see if I can see what I need to see :)
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    so I picked a ref I can see almost everything I need to see as in details and colours and this time I started with the fish
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    this bear is a different colour than the first one and this time I started with the lightest colour instead of the darkest like I normally do but I cant see possible green colour shifts so I am playing it save
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    and a bit more done
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