Lamp wrote: »
Hey, not bad! Two things. First -- SQUINT at your reference to check the values. That should help you see that some values are much brighter in your study than in the reference photo. The arm under the transparent sleeve is an easy one to spot if you look for it -- it's much brighter in your painting than in the reference.
Second -- is this a study of a family member perhaps? If so, then I understand why you chose to paint that particular image. But that said, flash photography like this doesn't make very good images for learning, because it eliminates all the shadows that would help you describe form. Take a look at this article for some ideas about how to pick better reference images for study: http://fresh.thinkselect.ca/good-figure-drawing-reference-guide/
Mabelma wrote: »
Not really sure what the next step is. Or what the right way is, so I'm just going to wing it I guess.