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No intrusion. Its sort of hard to explain, but I know it when i see it. When I say sits in space well and has an atmosphere it is all about value really, or correct value throughout the painting. The space looks authentic. Nothing appears to be floating or appear like flat cutouts.
Many times people will paint from a photo and copy the photo exactly without understanding that a photo is flat. Without a lot of life drawing experience photographic copies tend to lack what I am talking about above. If you do have a lot of life drawing experience you intuitively know when to deviate from it.
This explanation probably confused you more, but it is sort of hard to explain.
@CharlesLinville: Actually that is a good point. I think there are two ways to look at it. One you are very right that most people who think they are ready to start selling probably have not put t… (View Post)
Having just finished 3 commissions I can say yes they can be joyless endeavors. I made the mistake of allowing for bad photo reference from customers. I made the commissions work but was not fun. … (View Post)
it is free and almost as powerful as photoshop. As far as being easy to use, I don't know about that unless you have experience with some other editing software. (View Post)
Actually a pretty good first painting. I think the weakest part is the lack of transitional tones in the fabric. It seems like you are skipping some of them which is making the fabric look awkward.… (View Post)