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« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2009 12:35:24 AM »

I quite like this, great job for being a new painter! And it looks like acrylics which personally I find super difficult to use! There is "something" as you say about it but that probably depends from person to person. As someone mentioned before a bit more contrast would be nice as well as some more texture. As it is the feather seems to be all the same "density"--- does that make sense? The great thing about acrylics or oils even is that you can use the medium itself to create some texture, you don't have to super blend everything until it's even and smooth--- especially around the "eye" of the feather, pick out some of the natural lines that the feather would have in a lighter colour and give it a bit of shading around the shape so that it isn't so flat. Anyway... that's my two cents lol I work with watercolours myself so I don't know too much about this medium but I know it looks really nice!
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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2009 11:52:13 AM »

I rather enjoy your use of colour.

I might have a helpful answer on your painting. I think what's bothering you is your line quality. All of the feathery tendrils are very solid and heavy which doesn't really give the feeling of a feather. They're  a bit bunched together too.  With something like this you needn't be afraid of leaving negative space especially when working with something so airy as a peacock feather. You could also go in with a finer brush and add a little more detail to the "eye" of the feather.

By doing a search for "peacock feather" I found this image that has almost the same composition as your painting. As you can see the feather's tendrils are very fine leaving a lot of negative space.


I hope that helps some ;]
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« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2009 10:47:11 PM »

I think it's pretty darn cool, I'm in love with peacocks or anything peacock related for that matter.
I would maybe try to put a little more green (iridescent emerald or similar) into it to really make it pop out of the canvas, you could try an extra layer on top of the dark colours. 
Kudos for the nice work Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2009 01:02:47 AM »

I know a good paint you can try on this painting!  Cool

I use Golden paint and tested out Interference (Fine) paint, it is so cool!!
it will give you the holographic look just like the real feathers have when they bling in the sun.
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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2009 10:24:10 PM »

I think it is fine how it is Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2009 04:10:00 PM »

If I were  you, I wouldn't touch it. It's darling! Definately the kind of thing I would hang up in my room, you know? How big is that thing? I looks pretty darn big in that picture. Shocked
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« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2009 01:53:52 AM »

sorry it took me so long to respond. i meant along the feather. not in a constant line, but as an accent. but really it is beautiful the way it is
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