Like HMS HOOD, REPULSE had a similar layout and silhouette and WAS indeed, a very handsome warship. Before the Japanese began their attacks in late 1941, PM Churchill ordered REPULSE and the ill-fated PRINCE OF WALES (repaired after getting the hell beat out of her by BISMARCK earlier,) to the Pacific to show strength to the Japanese. The two warships arrived just in time to get caught, unescorted, in the open, when land-based Japanese dive- and torpedo-bombers sank them both.
This painting, with early evening colors, is striking! Excellent job!
nice job Joe,I was wondering,this is not a ctitic but....you are getting your model to that stage why you are not trying to texture it and to add reflections and more intense lights and shadows.You will see that you work will looks all the way professional !
Thank you, Antonis. Yes, that's the problem and I understand it. The main reason is impatience. I can't spend too much time to one piece. If I dawdle over my picture more than one week, I start to hate it. Because there are so many ideas wait for their turn to draw. Also, much efforts bring tiny results often. 'Aim small, miss small'. So it is my task to learn how to draw quick and efficiently without losing picture's quality. Reflections and shadows... I am studying it now, and I even have lesser successes, but there are tons of secrets of light and color I still not understand. Or, if I even understand, I'm unable use them in practice.
well its not a problem but its evolution,for example for me ,the difficult part is to get to that stage but to do the lights and reflections are easy.You just need to practise,what i used to do is,take an old picture and start adding effects,you will see how nice it feels when you transform an old picture to something more interesting !