View Full Version : Submit a tutorial?

02-17-2001, 04:21 PM
We've had some exciting threads lately with lots of great work and useful information exchanged. Perhaps some of you would be interested in submitting a tutorial? This would really benefit our portraiture channel and attract more portrait artists to the site.

This is the address if you want to find out more http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Publisher/ .

best wishes


[This message has been edited by sandrafletcher (edited February 17, 2001).]

02-17-2001, 04:37 PM
I just viewed every picture in your gallery. All so nice and beautifully inspiring. And no wonder -- you live in such a wonderful place. I would be inspired to capture it too. Congratulations on being so talented and accomplished!

I just draw what I see

02-17-2001, 04:41 PM
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thanks glorius


Ruth Cox
02-17-2001, 05:32 PM
Sandra... I'm working on a demo/tutorial right now. It's about some techniques I learned for drawing portraits with charcoal, without using lines. It's simple and effective, and I'd like to share it... if I can ever figure out how to do it! I'm making progress. Stay tuned!



02-17-2001, 09:04 PM
That's great, Ruth! I'm looking forward to seeing it. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif



02-19-2001, 08:41 PM
I will be submitting a short piece on painting fur. I began as a portraitist although now am doing landscapes.

I was asked to do a brief on doing animal fur. The same techniques relate directly to how to hair on the figure is rendered as well.

It's a month or so away from being published, but I thought I would post it here so you'd know.


P.S. Here are a couple of samples so you can see...

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<IMG SRC="http://www.ldianejohnson.com/painting/l_mag.jpg" ALT="Miss Maggie" WIDTH=414 HEIGHT=297 BORDER=0 ALIGN=bottom>

...just remove if you need to make room for this forum.

L. Diane Johnson (http://www.LDianeJohnson.com/) NAPA, PSA
Plein Air Workshops (http://www.LDianeJohnson.com/workshops/)

02-19-2001, 10:49 PM
Oh WOW...your work is fantastic. Are you no longer doing portraiture? Is the image of the girl pastel...it looks like it may have been framed under glass or is the frame and matt look computer generated?

"Art is a jealous mistress and if a man has a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider."
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1888), American essayist, critic, and philosopher.

02-19-2001, 11:13 PM

Yes, I'm no longer doing portraits, at least for now. But so much time and effort has been invested that I want to help here if I can.

The frames are "virtual". In reality, there is a larger mat and finer frame on each painting and both are under glass. But when I photographed them, it was before framing. I recommend shooting any photos of pastel portraits before they are framed. That way, you don't have to compensate for or fight the glass or the color of it or the glare.

Thanks for your feedback. I really appreciate it.

02-19-2001, 11:30 PM
Originally posted by Artistry:
I will be submitting a short piece on painting fur. I began as a portraitist although now am doing landscapes.

Glad you posted these, I knew from your comments elsewhere this must have been true, as well as some "eyes" you submitted in projects. I always wanted to see what those eyes were connected to! If I may ask, why did you stop? They are lovely!

Do landscapes have more commercial value or portraits too frustrating or just got bored or well, ...maybe you should answer http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif (sorry)