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Soseki Painting by Butterscotch25

It looks good to me. The contrast works because he appears to be under a tree. The contrast comes off as the dappling of leaves and shadow, rather than an error on the artist's part. I like the grey hairs that peak out here and there. The hair is well done, it feels as if I could literally run my fingers through it.

However, the robe feels a little less defined. Also the tree in the far back, it could use a little more care. I'm not saying it should be sharply outlined, but at least a little more like the tree in the foreground. The one in the back is coming off more as a green cloud than leaves.

Keeping in mind that it was a speed painting, the overall impression is nice, and the hair really catches the eye. But you really could have used a little more detail on that far tree. It detracts a bit from the painting, more than the contrast I would say.
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Butterscotch25 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, that was helpful. I've only just played around at speed paintings, this was my first time trying to actually do a nice one.

I see what you mean about the trees in the background. Next time I'll plan things a bit better and not paint the characters directly on the same layer, so I can fix things later.
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