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I like that. Some great brushwork too. It wouldn't be my subject matter. What made you select it?
@michalis very well painted! Always remember to mix a little brown to the black before painting! Light is never black and white.
@michalis Reminds me of where we are headed as a planet when the sun heats up. I don't know if you thought of it consciously or not, but your painting is prophetic and based in scientific fact of how our earth will look just before/as it gets sucked into the sun. Don't mean to scare you, but, after all, it is Halloween! Summer
Very interesting and extremely well painted. What is the animal ?? It’s a painting that stops you in your tracks. Makes you experience a feeling. And isn’t that the point of art !
Kaustav, ncould you expand on adding brown to black. I've started to use a lot of black but I'm not happy about pure black. I was always told it leached the colour from every other colour near to it.
The composition is excellent. The brushwork is rough, which can be a good thing but not here. It is a very masculine, confrontational image. The modelling of the forms is not there, the image is two dimensional with no 3D. This has been exacerbated by the brushwork. I'd call this an illustration, like a poster, an art school project, rather than fine art.
In the photo, look at the human skull, see how it has a very definite roundness. This is mainly in the modeling of the lights. Also in the curved horn. There is a highlight line running parallel with the curve of the horn just to the right of centre. This helps to accentuate the tapered cylinder form of the horn and is absent in your painting. I think this is because you've focused into the small shapes too soon and not thought enough about the big shapes and turning the form before going for small details. Overall I do like your painting, but you can do better.