Friday, September 14, 2007

On the Anvil

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13 x 10 in  -  33 x 25 cm.    

I cropped the ref, to get strong shapes, ones that are cut by the edge of the image.

On the whole I think that this has to be marked down as a picture that has not quite made it. The core problem is that of needing a lot of darks and still wanting the transparent feel that makes watercolour so special.

Looking at it more I think I should also have taken a bit more care in the hand shapes. And the skin tones need to be much stronger to fit well with the darks that should surround them.

The core shapes are strong and interesting but of course most of that is down to the photographer and that person was not me.

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