Hello this is sculpture inspired work of nefertiti . I tried to get the rock like effect with pastels and spray technique.
please let me know any improvements needed or any mistakes in it .
This is really good. You nailed the texture! The only thing I can think of is that Nefertiti always had a more stern/serious expression...didn't really smile. But the likeness is close enough not to make the viewer puzzled.
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The texturing is nice. I think your next step in your personal evolution as an artist is lighting and form. More dramatic lighting would have help to create a more dynamic piece. Here I just made up a light source to produce some nice core and form shadows. Just for kicks added a warm light on the shadow side as well.
Anyway - good stuff.
My only complaint is the composition. I don't like the placement of the head or the fact that it cuts off. sometimes you have to find the right source materials.
I like the added shadows but I know sometimes it is hard to go back and change something when you feel it is done. The painting looks just fine as it is but light & shadows always make paintings look more real.
Uberzilla, What program did you use to add the shadows?
I also feel the composition unbalanced somehow - kind of needs a color element On the other side, around the corner for example - nice work though!
I really like the texture! Well, done.
Im really impressed with the 'texture' you;ve managed to create her. Nice work.
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For this quick demo of what added shadows and lighting affects could do for the piece - I just opened the file in photo shop and used the airbrush tool.
On a real painting I would have used thin washes to achieve the effect. One should never get so attached to a rendering that you are not willing to add to it.
Thank you for the info. I still need to get photo shop on my computer. I am new to painting and really appreciate info like this.
If you are looking for good digital painting programs on the cheap to experiment - I recommend Art Rage - which has a demo - the oil paint tool is excellent. The full program is also cheap. A really decent open source paint program My Paint also has some nice features, and it is free to use. Both work well with Wacom or alternative tablets.