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Ohju
04-01-2001, 02:55 PM
I really liked this picture I found in the newspaper, of course it was black and white and I changed it to color.
9x8 oil pastel on Canson, grey-ish blue.
This is my first try with oil pastels using a tortillion to blend, other than turpentine.
Comments and critiques welcome. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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animal
04-02-2001, 05:39 PM
Ohju,
I really like this one. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif I especially like the colours you have used and how you did the different textures. What type of Canson paper was this done on? What brand of pastels did you use? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

LDianeJohnson
04-02-2001, 06:28 PM
It is evident that you like this subject! What a great, cheerful, lively person. And the way you handled the paint comes shining through.

Here are a couple of tips...

To achieve more depth in the background, vary the tones, and against the figure, soften some of the snowflakes farthest way away that are attached to the hair. Even obliterate a few flakes on the left side, or pull them just a bit away from the figure to give a sense of "floating".

You did a masterful job of translating b/w to color from the photo. This is extremely difficult to do for the most experienced of professionals, even [b}with[/b] a color photo. However, most times when using photographs (b/w or color) literally, unless adjustments are made, can still appear bit "heavy".

Hope this helps you http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Diane

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Ohju
04-04-2001, 08:33 PM
Originally posted by animal:
Ohju,
I really like this one. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif I especially like the colours you have used and how you did the different textures. What type of Canson paper was this done on? What brand of pastels did you use? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Hi Animal, It was done with Canson Mi-tientes rough side of the paper.
The oil pastels are Loew Cornell....it's a cheap set, so I don't spend too much money on something I didn't know much about. It is a set of 59 colors.
Thanks for looking, seems like nobody wanted to check it out in here. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/frown.gif



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Art washes from the Soul, the dust of everyday life. ~Picasso

Ohju
04-04-2001, 08:35 PM
Originally posted by Artistry:
It is evident that you like this subject! What a great, cheerful, lively person. And the way you handled the paint comes shining through.

Here are a couple of tips...

To achieve more depth in the background, vary the tones, and against the figure, soften some of the snowflakes farthest way away that are attached to the hair. Even obliterate a few flakes on the left side, or pull them just a bit away from the figure to give a sense of "floating".


Hope this helps you http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Diane



Thanks Diane..very much. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif



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Art washes from the Soul, the dust of everyday life. ~Picasso