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Smokin
05-10-2006, 10:29 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-May-2006/65236-Untitled-1_copy.jpg

This is one of those pieces where you start, then next thing you know its 4 hours later and you wonder where the time went. Anyway this is a work in progress, and like most of my pieces im not sure how far im going to take this piece. Still here strugglein to "get" color. Im still blindly laying down what i think i see.

Brushes used: Pencil to roughly sketch, artist oils and acrylics to block in colors, from darkest to lights, the flat oil brush for most detail. Camel brush for fine details, and acrylics glazing to push the darks, and soft charcol to push the lights.

barryt
05-10-2006, 11:10 AM
That's good so far, to me Frank. I like the subtle colours in the skin tones, a lot of work there.

TxAggieDarlin
05-10-2006, 12:27 PM
mmmmm WOW, I think you really outdid yourself on this. I love it/ great eyes

Chiers
05-10-2006, 01:23 PM
Terrific Frank!

I shouldn't even offer crits to those like you and Joels who do such fantastic portraits since I cannot even come close to them. But......I rarely pay attention to what I should, or shouldn't do. Her eyes are great, but I think they should have some dark specks in the green for a more natural look. Even so she is great as she stands.

justjean
05-10-2006, 01:26 PM
she is a beauty Smokin :clap: :thumbsup: :clap:

LadyAlba
05-10-2006, 02:08 PM
What a little doll...I love the colors already! :clap: :thumbsup: :clap:

Smokin
05-10-2006, 08:46 PM
Thank you all for the comments, they are all apreciated:thumbsup: Cherie dont you dare stop give C&Cs, they are soooooooooo helpful.

Whats funny was before I drew/painted this piece i thought to myself how often I draw eyes a lil oversized. I concluded that i didnt mind that too much, then I drew this piece with SUPER SAUCERS! Eh its a bit too much work to trim them down as much as they need to be but eh, live and learn i guess, point is though even after 4 hours of staring at this piece, it look right. There are alot of times I can point out everything that needs extra work, but there is an equal amount of times that people point out things that I just never saw. It just all helps IMHO.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-May-2006/65236-Girl_Wip.JPG

Annie*M
05-10-2006, 09:33 PM
A beautiful painting - she is gorgeous.:clap: and you are very talented.:)

JCoop
05-10-2006, 10:05 PM
Good grief this is good!!! Frank, what every you're doing... it's working fantastically. I love how your painting glow... they really touch the viewer!:thumbsup:

einna
05-10-2006, 10:57 PM
Smoking,as everybody says: stunning.

Shan Khurram
05-11-2006, 05:25 AM
Simply gorgeous.

Smokin
05-11-2006, 07:54 PM
Thank you so much for the comments everyone.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-May-2006/65236-Girl_Wip_a_.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-May-2006/65236-Girl_Wip_b_.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-May-2006/65236-Girl_Wip_c..jpg


Ok, calling it done. Ive been looking at ddigital work that I admire and been reading up on thier techniques lately. Ive made a mental note that more of these artists use Painter for most of thier work, but then use PS for the final stages. I think ill be trying to do the same, see if i can get to know PS a lil better and see what comes of it.

Anyway, first thing I did was copy the layer and switch the blending mode to overlay, not sure exactly what thet blending mode does, but it seems to saturate the colors, and give an overall popping effect. Next I flatten image, duplicate layer, and adjust hue (several times as you can see) Once the background was a color I liked, II erased everything in that layer except for the background with a soft edge eraser low opacity.Forgot to add a step before the hue change, I did duplicate the image in a new layer applied a texture filter, and erased out so all that was left was the textured BG which I then flatened and blended.


Anyway prob I get with using ps is I just have SOOOOOOOO many options to manip, I can never really figure out what direction to go.:p

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-May-2006/65236-Girl_Wip_.jpg

digistyle
05-12-2006, 05:53 PM
Bravo! A most excellent portrait!

JCoop
05-12-2006, 07:55 PM
I second that!... consider this a standing ovation.:clap:

justjean
05-12-2006, 09:30 PM
Holy smokes Smokin you are really hitting the high notes with this one :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

maria_khurram
05-12-2006, 10:41 PM
Suplendid.