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Sunday, June 11, 2006

Illustration Friday - "Jungle"

This is my second tarot card. I am just a beginner, so if anybody would like to tell me why the lion on the right looks more like a baboon, feel free!

It's strange, in real life the lion on the left does not look so blotchy. The camera picked up color (or lack of it) in an unexpected way.

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At 2:41 PM, Blogger miatagirl said...

I think it's quite good!

But since you asked, I can tell you (and show you) why it looks like a baboon instead of a lion. I opened your painting in PhotoShop and made one minor change. I posted it here so you can see what I did.

Take a look at the bridge of the nose between the eyes. In PhotoShop, I painted over part of the right eye making the bridge of the nose between the eyes more prominent. I also extended that up onto the forehead moving the brow slightly to the lion's right.

As you can see, I obliterated some of your nice brush strokes, and there's just a suggestion of the right eye. You may have been quite accurate in showing that much of the right eye -- I don't know since I haven't seen the photo you painted from. However, sometimes even though something is showing in a photo, it may not look right in our paintings. You could easily fix this with a few brushstrokes. I would also recommend putting some whiskers on both lions. Even if you can't see them in the photo, whiskers say CAT.

At 10:58 PM, Blogger arvindh said...

Love the look on their faces!

At 11:49 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Love your impressionism brush stroke style!!

At 7:20 AM, Blogger kenju said...

I didn't see a baboon at all. It would have to have a squarer snout to look like a baboon. I like it, Melinama.

At 12:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey there, Melinama. I have a friend who has painted a set of Tarot cards based on Finnegan's Wake. I have one of them if you'd like to see it sometime. - Andrew the Bass


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