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Old Tuesday 20th June 2006, 05:18   #1
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A Bit of a Risk??

This painting is of a pair of Sandhill Cranes is almost finished and I was wondering if anybody would care to offer a critique. This is a bit of a risk on a public forum but could also be educational. I should preface by saying that the image looks a bit dark on my computer moniter but may look different on yours... Also, I may not have uploaded the image correctly. We'll see.

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Old Tuesday 20th June 2006, 06:30   #2
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Cool! I like the Cranes offset like they are. I wish the image size was larger so I could see more detail. I use a low resolution to 1024x768. But I understand there are limitations to file size on this forum, but maybe link to photobucket or something. This could just be the image size so Im not sure and this is a bit picky, but on the back cranes leggs it seem as if the one that is farthest from the viewer is actually crossing the front legg, is this intended? It looks a bit awkward. Seems that leg should be behind the front leg. Of course I am but a student myself, so my critique is not much.

Thanks for sharing.

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Old Tuesday 20th June 2006, 15:02   #3
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I like the composition and the feel of movement on this one. One thing to consider before signing it is to make sure the bird in the background looks like it is further away than the front one, this is something you do very well in your other pics but here it looks like they are at the same distance. Of course, this may be an illusion created by looking at the pic on the internet.
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Both good points! I need to work on both. Thank you. I will post a new pic when I am finished.
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