19th piece for the planned exhibition. I’m exhausted.
This is beautiful, Maki. I love the light filtering through the trees. You really captured that effect so well!
WOW - you are an amazing artist!
As all of your work Amazing. Your detailing is so spot on. I hope to get to that level of detailing one of these days.
As always inspiring.
Hi Brenda, thank you so much for your lovely comment!
Hello Teresa, thank you so much for your kind words!
Hi Teri, thank you so much for your kind comment!
Well I was about to stop this piece here:
but decided to leave this work for a few days and check again to see if there are any changes I might want to make.
Last night I looked at this work again and realised that the lighting did not work so effectively due to rather bright and flat background.
So I added lots of dark areas between trees as well as on the ground.
For your information, it is an A4 size work. I don’t think I could use larger papers because the detailing works you mention would become extraordinary.
As usual great job. I love your work.
I think the changes make a very subtle improvement. I like to do what you did with artwork I am working on. I will stop and keep it where I can see it and as you did then return to add more of something.
By leaving it up in my makeshift studio (a corner of my living room) I can analyze it throughout the day. This helps me to slow down and take more time as Matt is always telling us.
Thank you Denise, for your very kind words!
That’s right Teri! I also compare my drawings and the reference photos digitally to evaluate my works. If I honestly feel that my works surpass the reference photos, I decide that the works are complete. If I feel the photos still look better than my drawings, then something is missing.
Thank you so much for your comment!