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Aratol
03-12-2001, 07:46 AM
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This is my third portrait. This time I didn't finished working on it, so with you comments I will do it right. This is a portrait of my good friend Sergei.

Oh. And some people were interesting if I'm using layers. This time I've used them more. In this work you can see I have skin layer, hairs layer, eyebrows layer, 2 layers for bristle, lips layer and dressing layer. So now I can change a lot in some minutes if I wish.

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Sandi
03-12-2001, 12:17 PM
Wonderful Aratol!! Beautiful colors, blending, personality. Way to go!

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LarrySeiler
03-12-2001, 04:27 PM
cool...nice work...

a couple quick things, because I've got work going along in the photo darkroom here.

You need to draw a bit of flesh tone intermittently into the scalp of the hair so that the hair does not appear as a toupee or "rug" as they call them. Break the line up a bit.

Also...the upper eyelid casts a shadow onto the eyeball and iris, because it is solid and sits on top. Make the white of the eye a bit darker along the eyelid and lashes, darker on the iris. Also...a highlight on the lens of the eye refracts light thru the lens and makes the pigmentation appear slightly lighter/warmer on the opposite iris side. That will give the eye a definite wet glassy realistic eye effect! 'Nuff for now...and lookin' good!

Larry

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Aratol
03-12-2001, 08:56 PM
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I worked on what you've told me, Larry and here is the result! What'd you think?

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LarrySeiler
03-12-2001, 11:35 PM
Much better!!! YOu nailed the hair! You could still sneak more ligher/warmer colors in the iris opposite that highlight.

Also...I noticed the ear on the left, or his right ear shows what appears to be not enough cartilage on the upper edge of the ear.

One other thing...check out a bunch of photos, and you'll notice that the white of the eye's value is close to the midtone values of the face. What that means is, we "think" white...when we think 'white of the eye'...but, really its not as bright stark white as we think. Should be a simple matter in your layers to take the value down a bit, and warm it a touch.

You're really cookin' on these though, and advancing! Impressive!

Larry

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jioRji
03-13-2001, 03:45 PM
this is MADNESS!!!hehe j/k this is very very good!!! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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