Share my adventures and mis-adventures as I create original art in various media. I work in both 2D (oil, acrylic, pastel, pencil, colored pencil, watercolor, and mixed media) as well as 3D (polymer clay, paper clay, ceramics, and felting). My favorite subject is animals. You will find comments on my experiences with several art products and methods.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Phreddee Gets His Fur Done
I thought I was done but now that I look at the photo I'm not so sure. Obviously I want the focal point to be his face but that's not where my eye goes. Instead, it travels to the spots with the greatest contrast - the tail against the curtain, and the chest. And what's worse is that the dark tail leads my eye right out of the photo.
So I can think of a few solutions. One would be to darken the upper left and left side of the background. The other would be to crop some of the tail out. Here's the cropped version.
The cropped version works better but I like the wider one better. Hmmm. I'll do some darkening and then see.