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Aussie outback landscape study

Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by musicmacd, Dec 2, 2018.


  1. musicmacd

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    my interest in this kind of was sparked on the course, this is a real test of me!
    Blair paper and Createx illustration paints,
    Freehand and erasing with some subtle use of texture stencils
    Plenty of sienna and red and yellow to make the rock colours, I will return to them later in the painting when all the white has gone, 9CFA920B-D57B-4817-AD03-E1D4B272CD51.jpeg
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    Interesting piece Mac. I think there’s a lot to be learned from landscape paintings. Looking great already of course.


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    that is starting off beautifully.
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    Beautiful my friend!

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    Thanks guys :), I’m loving this!
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    But further into it, extreme textures are needed here! Total mess! There’s an epic reflection to do yet which balance out the madness I hope!
    I think my scanner has gone mad I’ve taken this with my phone as it seems to be much more accurate, the Chris portrait looks blotchy And smeary which it isn’t, I’ve cleaned the glass, but I do remember some time ago it done something similar, time to check the settings, anyway this is taken with the iphone, my good scanner is A4 and this is around 180x350mm so too big :( 3CE6D9F1-4BDB-4FDA-8FA5-BB0607B04865.jpeg
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    Very different from close up faces... :) Looking mighty fine really. And textures a mess... that's the point of landscapes... :)
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    I like it MacD, I was going to ask is it Ayres Rock but it is different so its not but very similar. Great painting, the colours are vivid and clean. Looking forward to seeing the next section you paint.

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    Lighting and textures are just outstanding.
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    Thanks for the comments :) it’s good to do something different and I’m actually surprised with how this is looking! D7FE1271-3C01-4CF0-938C-BAE7A8B77FA8.jpeg
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    I'm surprised too! This is looking fabulously!

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    And some more work... deepening the darks and adding more textures to the rocks, the grass/tuffs B00252EC-A51C-4C24-986D-7F32F40DA6F8.jpeg
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    Mind blowing. It would be really interesting seeing a video how you're approaching this painting, from start to finish, where do you spend most effort and time on, what 'short cuts' you're taking, etc.
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    If this is a true Aussie landscape, don't forget one of the many many deadly venomous creatures that call that place home.
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    There’s many annoying flies I’m in those tuffs!
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    I’m not set for video yet, I broke the painting down into areas, all unique textures and colours. I made some colours for the rocks and grasses,
    There’s no short cuts here I’m afraid. Bob Ross would be laughing his head at how long this is taking!
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    This is how I’m trying to build up many layers of texture and colour, real messy slowly chiselling away A3484263-FA8C-4269-9B65-16254C1EF986.jpeg
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    Thanks for your elaborations. It makes me happy to learn that there are no short cuts, but that planning, effort, and patience play important roles.
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    Sorry I can’t explain it further! I’m winging it myself! As you can see the grass areas are just very ruffle sprayed in then I erase grass shapes the repeat this until it builds up, very time consuming but the finish has multi layers of texture and colour!
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    And she’s done, loved this :) 28CDA494-974D-47BA-A7F4-E644C8E76867.jpeg

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