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Roan
12-13-2000, 10:46 PM
Anyone have any paintings they did with people & shaved heads that they could either upload here or provide a link to? Preferably pastel, but I'd like to see other mediums.

I'm not quite sure how to approach this puppy.

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bruin70
12-14-2000, 06:15 AM
roan ....i never did a shaved head, but here are some observations.

the face area will be darker than the hair area because he face has tanned and the head was shielded from the sun.

you might also want to try a different coloring,,,the head area being not as warm as the face area. greyer maybe, because of the black hair stubble. maybe something along the lines of a five o'clock shadow.

you have to be very, very, very subtle in your shadings. and soft transition in the hair line.

lastly, i would make the head shinny. that seems to be a characteristic of bald heads.

and don't make the head perfectly round,,,,it'll look like a helmut

maybe show a fold or slight lap to show that it is skin afterall. maybe near the temple right by the ear. or behind the head , at the base of the skull as it turns to neck.

....{M}

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[This message has been edited by bruin70 (edited December 14, 2000).]

Roan
12-14-2000, 09:49 AM
Thank you very much!

I honestly didn't think I'd get a response, let alone one with good suggestions!

This is just a study; I've never done anything even remotely close to this type of subject!

Here's where I am, suggestions?

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He has a bit of stubble on the scalp and it is much grayer, as you said.

The facial colors are extremely difficult to do as there's no hair, you know? And he's wearing that make up. I think this is going to take a few studies before I get it right :P

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bruin70
12-14-2000, 03:17 PM
roan,,,,,too dark. not seeing the photo,,,,,it doesn't look bald, if that's your goal.

if your goal is bald, then show some shine/hilite even in the shaved area.

can you post a good photo?

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LDianeJohnson
12-14-2000, 07:05 PM
Roan,
Just as a tip. When you have a surface that has stubble, it's best to try and "look through" the stubble to the head itself. Paint the head as you see it. Then just lightly graze the head with cooler pastel areas to indicate stubble without really saying stubble. Otherwise, it will look like actual hair. Treat the head the same as you would with a face with a 5:00 shadow. The top of the head will generally be lighter than the face, but don't overdo on focusing on the top of the head. The person's face is still the main event even if somewhat turned away.
Diane

Roan
12-15-2000, 09:37 PM
Originally posted by Artistry:
Just as a tip. When you have a surface that has stubble, it's best to try and "look through" the stubble to the head itself. Paint the head as you see it. Then just lightly graze the head with cooler pastel areas to indicate stubble without really saying stubble. Otherwise, it will look like actual hair. Treat the head the same as you would with a face with a 5:00 shadow. The top of the head will generally be lighter than the face, but don't overdo on focusing on the top of the head. The person's face is still the main event even if somewhat turned away.

As usual, you are right on the money, Diane! That's what I did (and over did) here, and it seems to work, but I got carried away.

I've ditched this current effort. Not having done a full body before I didn't account for size and I don't have enough room to get that lower left part of his face shaped properly -- even with tiny Rowneys. I swear I brushed the pastel off five times! I've increased the size quite a bit to give me more working space.

The photograph, as what seems to be the norm, is rather fuzzy and it's hard to see anything. I DO find the subject matter rather intriguing tho :P

I'll repost once I get the current one a little closer to mid-way.

Thanks!

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TeAnne
12-16-2000, 09:59 PM
Not shaved but bald. These Photos may help. Good luck.
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Here is a pastel I did.
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