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05-29-2015, 10:52 PM
Wow looking very good.
I have done zero portraits with a brush and acrylics, so I have a lot to learn.
05-30-2015, 01:11 PM
I like the way you're approaching this with bold blocks and shapes of colour - it could stand as is if you so wished!:)
I suggest cropping out the background painting though so only this painting shows - extraneous material distracts!:)
05-30-2015, 01:18 PM
I like it.
05-31-2015, 06:00 AM
05-31-2015, 07:17 AM
Striking and great energy. Bold. Very nicely done.
05-31-2015, 08:45 AM
This is exceptional. I especially like the slightly off center of this.
05-31-2015, 04:57 PM
Great portrait. Good brushwork and tonal values. Maybe the blue of the eyes should be greyed down a bit (and lightened)?
Yeah, the blue in the eyes is TOTALLY too saturated.
05-31-2015, 07:39 PM
06-01-2015, 06:30 AM
Very well done.
Sensing some experience with the color choice on the features and the brushwork. B)
His eyes might look that way, guys!
The color choice was based on the Zorn palette which I learned about taking the Will Kemp Art School class on portrait painting. I have some understanding of what human flesh looks like, yes, but my historical tendency has been to make it WAY too saturated. As it is, this picture may still be a bit highly saturated but not in an offensive way.
I will do this same portrait a couple times more. I agree with people who say the blocks of color are kind of a nice effect, but I am trying to learn methodologies to blend acrylics better. In this painting I was struggling so much to get the values correct that I could not blend much. I think you have to work pretty fast and confident and have your paints all ready to go to have much hope blending, and I am not that organized yet. I will work on this a bit more, probably practice on another small one and then to a 24x30 or so rendition of the same thing.
06-02-2015, 10:09 AM
Nicely done with the Zorn palette!
06-02-2015, 04:31 PM
powerful block painting. I am not sure about cutting it off at the bottom.
Yeah, it is definitely an unusual way to compose a portrait.
Here is something vaguely similar I did in pencil in a bar at the hotel at lake louise in british columbia:
Some. More progress. I feel I am really struggling wit thishttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jun-2015/1969956-image.jpg
06-05-2015, 10:52 PM
06-07-2015, 07:13 AM
I think this is a terrific painting. It comes across as powerful and striking with those blocks of colour.
06-08-2015, 05:36 AM
I'm also doing a lot of acrylic portraits and I find this artist very interesting http://vampirehungerstrike.deviantart.com/gallery/
Yeah, interestingly I had already subscribed to Vampirehungerstrike, and I agree his portraits (or her, I don't really know) are really good. All oils though I think.
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