So i tried making a study of a hamburger with oil painting but but something went wrong and i can't quite put my finger on it
I’m watching to see what response you get. I’m interested in learning some oil techniques.
i’m still not good with it however i love how oil pantings look, i find it more visually appealing than other mediums, i recommend it for sure, also oil pastels are fun
I don’t use oils but looking at it, I would expect more “layers”? Oil paintings to me seem to have a lot of texture ? Not sure if this is even correct but thought I’d throw it out there!
But that being said, for first oil it looks awesome to me!
thank you, that’s something i’m working on
I’m in awe of anyone working with oils! Looking forward to seeing your progress
You did a good job with this. I love it.
I really like what you’ve done, but I think what you might do now is work on the values. If the background was darker it would make the focal point (the hamburger) more prominent. I think the bun would also have more dimension if the edges were darker (especially the side that is away from the light source), to illustrate the rounded shape. And maybe a darker shadow at the bottom, which would also make the direction of the light source more apparent. I’ve only started working with oil painting, but from the little that I’ve done realize that this media makes these kinds of modifications easy to accomplish. Hope you find this to be helpful.
By the way, Matt has a Live Lesson: “Tomatoes” - Oils that I did as one of my first oil paintings. It is really good with helping you see how to paint a rounded shape and the shadows they cast. Even if you just watch this, I think you will find things that will help in making adjustments to your hamburger.
Thank you that’s the type of comment i needed
For just starting out you have a good start here. I have just started with oil painting so am no pro. ’
One thing I have learned from Matt and Ashley is no matter what medium value is important. You may want to put a little darker value between the layers of the inside of the hamburger separating the lettuce, tomatoes, beef etc. as well as decide on a light source and make the shadowed side just a little darker.
Also, maybe what you are noticing is that it feels like the hamburger may be floating. If you create a horizon line and make your strokes horizontal like a table your hamburger may feel more grounded.
But honestly you have done a great job. I know if I step back and look at artwork for a couple days what I need to change will just jump out at me. The recommendations I suggested are what I usually find need correcting in all of my artwork.
I look forward to seeing what you decide to do going forward with this piece you are working on. Now I am hungry for a hamburger!!
Thank you for sharing,
Thanks Teri, yeah value is something I’m working on because up until recently i would color things how i thought they looked like rather than how i saw them so yeah I’ve gone back to the basics and I’m taking my sweet time as well
That was the best thing I did when I joined the VI and am in a lot of ways still there. Matt always says to take it slow and practice practice practice! So that is what I do too.
I hope you will post as you go so we can learn from what you are doing too.
Great job! Having used oil paint just once myself, I cannot give you any advise in that, but in addition to the others here:
To me there is a horizon line in the background that seems to be higher than I would expect it if you are seeking for any perspective. I would espect the horizon line just about in the middle of the hamburger.
Have fun, Buddy