You know the dealio -- share and post your paintings
and then let ME critique them & be dat annoying artsy kid
Done around October 2013 with tempera paint.
This was an assignment I had to do for school -- a magnification. I snatched some ye olde leaf off the internet and painted it at that point.
I do not like this artwork. It feels like it could be done much better -- and it could. I was running out of time so I rush with the shadows, and that's why I believe it's the primary reason why it looks like garbage. I also did not get the chance to add more detail, which it righteously needed. Because of that, it doesn't feel realistic almost at all due to its absence.
The most of what I like from this painting are the roots, which I still feel it could be done a bit better (kind of going back to the detail complaint). If I did some very thin black line across the roots, it would look much more realistic.