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Trilby
09-21-2014, 11:02 AM
I can see some places to tweak a bit such as where the edge of the hat brim kisses the frame on the right, same with the feather. I'm sure enjoying learning how to use this technique with the white clayboard. it's 9x12.I'm toying with the idea of a sepia wash.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2014/58664-Dream_to_the_West.jpg
TJ

Trilby
09-21-2014, 11:04 AM
The whites photographed a bit too bright. In RL they are a little greyer and I see where I need to redo the ear lobe.
TJ

Trilby
09-21-2014, 12:58 PM
Some time opened up and I worked this piece a bit more.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2014/58664-Dream_to_the_West1a.jpg

Harry Seymour
09-22-2014, 08:54 PM
Great grizzly face and characterization. Well done.

Hoofnpaw
09-22-2014, 10:03 PM
Lovely TJ!

Sean

KKing
09-22-2014, 10:17 PM
Love the style. Nice job :)

PatrickHedges
09-23-2014, 06:44 AM
Willie Nelson I assume. Looks great. Loads of character!

icypinkshimmer
09-23-2014, 12:28 PM
nice image

Trilby
09-23-2014, 01:06 PM
Harry, Sean, Kendal, Patrick and icypinkshimmer thankyou so much. Icypinkshimmer, welcome aboard.
Patrick this is not Willie. I tend to stay away from celebrity images due to copyright issues, though I would so enjoy doing Willie's wonderful face. Here is a pic of Willie and the reference that was my inspiration.I didn't want to just copy my reference, so made changes to turn it into the grizzled old-timer remembering his westering days.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Sep-2014/58664-willie-nelson.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Sep-2014/58664-hot-cowboys-pictures2ab.jpg

FoggyMountain
10-02-2014, 08:53 PM
You've got a great painterly effect going on that is really cool.

Trilby
10-07-2014, 04:37 PM
Lynn, I so appreciate your comment as that is what I'm liking in this technique. It's scratch art but painterly.
TJ

VENKAT
10-09-2014, 07:18 AM
Well balanced contrasting shades ,TJ
VENKAT

Trilby
10-10-2014, 10:21 AM
Venkat, from you who does this type of characterization so well, I really appreciate your evaluation. Thank you.
TJ

ggart4u
10-10-2014, 12:00 PM
Painterly and scratchboard don't always seem to go side by side - you did it. What a mustache!

Garbonzo
10-11-2014, 03:52 PM
TJ, are you using a technique similar to that of Charlie Ewing? If so it's a great technique. I've tried it a few times and enjoyed it a lot. It's great for plein aire. You've done a very nice job with your image getting the lights and darks down and the addition of the warm background really bring him out. Working with whiteboard offers a lot of possibilities.

Trilby
10-11-2014, 05:34 PM
Ginger, thank you so much, your comment means a lot.
Hal, yes this is similar to Charles Ewings technique. I like it a lot. This and the Indian are the first two I've done this way. I like being able to erase and cut in to get what I want. You do some wonderful things with the whites. I'm eager to do more.
TJ

Harry Seymour
10-16-2014, 01:50 PM
Trilby, you nailed it.

Trilby
10-17-2014, 04:18 PM
Harry, from you I take that as high praise. Thank you.
TJ

PatrickHedges
11-05-2014, 04:30 AM
Harry, Sean, Kendal, Patrick and icypinkshimmer thankyou so much. Icypinkshimmer, welcome aboard.
Patrick this is not Willie. I tend to stay away from celebrity images due to copyright issues, though I would so enjoy doing Willie's wonderful face. Here is a pic of Willie and the reference that was my inspiration.I didn't want to just copy my reference, so made changes to turn it into the grizzled old-timer remembering his westering days.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Sep-2014/58664-willie-nelson.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Sep-2014/58664-hot-cowboys-pictures2ab.jpg
You did a great job! Without a doubt!

Trilby
11-08-2014, 02:34 PM
Patrick, thanks for digging this one back out and commentins.
TJ

skappy
11-09-2014, 02:39 AM
Great job!
Robert

Rodman
11-09-2014, 09:01 PM
you gotta love working on these clayboards....great going

Trilby
11-15-2014, 02:05 PM
Robert, I so appreciate your commenting, thank you.
Rod, I do indeed like the white boards. I can be a bit freer and faster with them. Thank you.
TJ