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Work in Progress, a BlitzPony study. by Bernd01 Work in Progress, a BlitzPony study. by Bernd01
This is just a work in progress shot of my final for Painting one, which is a study of one of my favorite pieces by ~BlitzPony, called Park Life.

Update* I had a hell of a time trying to mix oranges and blues, but I'm almost done now. I just need to altar a few colors and re-paint the bird. I wiped away the first attempt because I hated it. So hopefully it comes out better the second time around. But overall I'm really happy with it so far. Which is a first for me. Their isn't a lot of value shift in the overall shading of my OC so it looks a little flat compared to the original. However, it it makes it kind of show accurate which I like.

Final Update* It's finally Finished. The bird isn't anything like the original but I'm happy with how it turned out. Thoughts are always appreciated! :)

:iconcosmicunicorn: actually made an amazing critique of my painting! You can check it out here: [link]
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berushogun Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
watching all the steps is helpfull.
seeing how you got the colors.
Bernd01 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Keep in mind I did it quite wrong lol. I should have got the value before I started adding colors. I actually got an awesome critique on this that you should check out if you're interested: [link]
CrazyPastels Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Was that the one your girlfriend talked about liking the bird?
Bernd01 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Maybe? I was the one gushing about the bird, she was talking about this piece: [link]
CrazyPastels Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NVM I confuzed this for blitzponies piece. xD
linas3001 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I personally think there's a lack of contrast. Now let me explain: In this painting we have two areas - the inside/cosy tree and the outside(the sky). And the outside area is almost nonexistant (it's just yellow). And we need even a tiny bit of contrast so that we could see why is the inside area special and different. Maybe draw some distances, or some birds flying away, this would make this branch of a tree that much more special.
Bernd01 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I definitely understand that point, but adding more detail in to the negative space around the bird is just unnecessary in this kind of medium. The paint speaks for itself, and added details in the space around the bird would distract from the focus. I tired to make the contrast of yellow and orange in the background interesting enough that the viewer can create what they want to be in the background. I was also not to sure of the angle so it should be looking just at ground rather than sky. So I chose to leave it as negative space rather than kill it with something. In the original it had a falling leaf, but in mine I really likes the yellow contracting the bird so I chose to leave it blank.

But I actually really appreciate your input, I hadn't really taken the space in to consideration other than I knew I was happy with it. :)
Kired25 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
The base sketch is looking great so far :D.
tymib12 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
i want to see the finished peace X3
RhymeReason Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That seems very interesting!
Bernd01 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Heh, thanks, I talk a little about it here: [link] if you're interested.
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November 28, 2012
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