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post #1 of 8 Old 06-29-2011, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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Which one is better? your opinion please!

This is the portrait of Aneternalflames's mother I did. First one I wasn't quite satisfied, did another. Each have good/bad points. Your honest opinion on which is better, if you don't mind.

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post #2 of 8 Old 06-29-2011, 03:40 PM
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I like the second one the best. But the horse's markings are off a little in it.

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In this case, I like the second one better. I think it's just generally a more "likeness" of both the horse and woman. It's a little sharper in detail. Although I do like the background in the first one better. But I'd rather go with the painting that showcases the subject over the background. So I say the second one.
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From a completely non artistic person's view; I like the second the best
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-29-2011, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Well, pretty unanimous there. I , too , prefer the second. Thank you for your discerning eyes.
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My vote is for the second as well.

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post #8 of 8 Old 06-29-2011, 05:05 PM
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They're both really wonderful, but I agree, second one.
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