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Smokin
05-01-2006, 10:17 AM
Coulda sworn there was a topic somewher with a pianting challennge that this lil piece would fit nicly in, but for the life of me i cant see it! I know my brain gets fried after long painting sessions, but still, oye!

Anyway, I was painting this and though about a certain self portrait someone did, and this popped out.:wink2:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-May-2006/65236-Super_Joel_2.JPG

I'll be gettng back to this later, see if I can tighten up the likeness a lil. Anyway I used Painter IX of course, a pencil to loosly sketch it, Acrylic Brushes to block in the colors and values, Then more detail brushes and blenders. Lots of em but mainly used a camel hair oil brush and kept the darkest darks and lightest lights for last.

justjean
05-01-2006, 10:31 AM
Looking good Smokin :thumbsup: , here's the thread I think you might be looking for

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=338420

TxAggieDarlin
05-01-2006, 11:14 AM
:clap: SUPERMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great picture and YOU MADE ME SMILE WHEN I SAW IT..thanks:D

Skinny
05-01-2006, 11:54 AM
Perfect!

:lol: :lol: :D :lol: :lol:

barryt
05-01-2006, 11:57 AM
Great one Frank, I think he flew over my house last night

JCoop
05-01-2006, 12:26 PM
Frank this is sooooo great!:D ... I just can't stop smiling when I look at it!:D Thanks alot, friend!:)... I'll stay posted for your finish... my friends will get a real kick out of this one.:D

maria_khurram
05-01-2006, 10:06 PM
:lol: Looking great....:lol: :thumbsup:

LadyAlba
05-01-2006, 11:38 PM
Good one Frank! :clap: :clap: I too had to smile when I saw it! :lol:

Smokin
05-02-2006, 03:38 AM
:D Glad you all liked. It was fun to do for sure. This is the type of thing I wish I could do more of, I quickly realize though that i need a hell of a lot more practice in other areas outside of portrait, ... and even portraits arnt getting spot on likness darnit, lol.


Anyway here is I think my final. I might see some mistakes tommorrow morning, or more likly right after this is posted.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-May-2006/65236-Super_Joel_009.jpg

Lil closeup , feel free to let me know what you all think of likness, it really is tough for me to guage. I stare and cant see where its wrong, but likness doesnt seem to quite fit. Just me or wha?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-May-2006/65236-Super_Joel_009b.jpg

barryt
05-02-2006, 04:08 AM
I think it's a good likeness Frank, though perhaps his stomach is a lot more rounded in reality :)
Like the Wacom pen!

Chiers
05-02-2006, 04:56 AM
LOL, Frank this is a perfect painting for that reference picture. I think you have captured the attitude wonderfully, and the likeness is good too. If we want a perfect likeness, we can use a camera. YOu have painted a personality a camera could not capture.

justjean
05-02-2006, 05:48 AM
You got him smokin:thumbsup: , and just look at that determination in his jaw and mouth , no wonder he is always nagging us (just kidding)

Skinny
05-02-2006, 08:35 AM
I love that background! You were truly inspired with this one, Smokin. :clap: :thumbsup: :clap:

PS: Would you X-post this,please? http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=338420

digistyle
05-02-2006, 11:05 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Feb-2002/yourock.gif I love it! Good stuff, Frank! I guess I'm going to have to refer to him as Jo-El from now on!:lol:

JCoop
05-03-2006, 09:26 AM
Frank, Frank, Frank, Frank!... I am flattered beyond adequate words. The pen is just an awesome touch... the atmosphere is volumous... the detail in the buildings are just right... and the subject... well what can I say... you've exposed my true identity... right down to the curl on my forhead!:D :) Thank you frank... I feel very, very fortunate.:)

Barry, jealousy is such a wasted emotion!:D... if it makes you feel any better, I'm just a normal guy when I'm not fighting pixels!

Jean, sit up straight!:D

Digi, hmmm?...Jo-El seems appropriate for a man of my newly revealed stature.

For the sake of pixels everywhere, i'm counting on you all to keep my identity a secret.:)

Smokin
05-03-2006, 05:40 PM
:lol: :lol: Glad you like! And thank you all for the comments, they are all apreciated!


I guess I should clarify why I painted Joel as Superman. Sure I could say its because of his SUPER talent, or that he is a SUPER mod, or all that other jazz, but nah, .... that wasnt it at all!

It was just a spin off from this thread (what I thought of when I started painting):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=294151
I just figured Joel would like to see himself as SM and BOY WAS I RIGHT! :wink2: :cat: :lol:

jhercilia
05-03-2006, 09:18 PM
This is great! I really like the addition of the stylus idea!

maria_khurram
05-03-2006, 09:51 PM
This is just amazing...:lol:....:thumbsup: