17 - swollen. Some kinda weird swollen hydrogen melon. Absolutely NO torches allowed near the field.
I’m slowin down! Inktober 15: weak. He had joined the abbey at the last port of call, and claimed he would need to be given tasks suited to his weak constitution. The abbess immediately set him the task of filling her bath, three times daily. There was no punishment for spilled water. It simply took more trips up the endless flights of rickety stairs to fill the massive marble tub.
It looks pretty good to me. That's the process I use right now as it's easier to maintain the original values while playing with colour. I find with this kind of method it's much easier to get the painting into that 'oh-so-close-to-finished' state easier than just using colours.
Looks great so far! You've got a great sense of character placement. They all feel very much at home (if you get what I mean) on the picture plane.
Thoughts on what needs fixing: My initial gut reaction is that it's slightly unbalanced. My second gut reaction is that the foreground trees (though great in theory) are too symmetrical.
My potential fix: Keep the foreground tree on the right. It's got some character with that notch and catches the light from off screen left nicely. Remove the tree on the left entirely, leaving the left side of the picture open. This may solve the balance issues and make the foreground tree work better.
That being said, though, if you finished as is it would still turn out as a great piece. Always love your work
@juliepeelart When I was trying to find a local printer I phoned around and asked for some print samples/product samples. Some places as well as poster/flyers and such were also quite happy to rattle off art prints. I was able to get some cheap printed samples to compare as well as see how good their customer service was (I had one store seem angry to get the work and one forget the order twice.)