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Smokin
05-18-2006, 10:53 AM
Someone should invit this girl on over. Bet she'd get a kick out of all these threads.:lol:

Anyway, here is another, yup you guessed it, a Sophie WIP.

Im including a few steps I never got in my last WIP, just for kicks i guess.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2006/65236-Sophie_Again.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2006/65236-Sophie_Again_002.jpg

Step 1, just a quickie sketch, no more than like 2 mins.
Step 2, this step varies with me i guess, this time i tinted the canvase dark and just blocked in the lights and some other colors.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2006/65236-Sophie_Again_002.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2006/65236-Sophie_Again_004.jpg

Steps 3, n 4 block in color.

I use painter 9 of course and the pencil to sketch, and mostly acrylic soft brush for most of the blocking, when i got into tightening up the dra2waing i use a camel hair oil brush and sampled alot of the colors from the canvase as i went.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2006/65236-Sophie_Again_006.jpg

Eh rest of the steps are in my last WIP. Here is where Im at now. This one I got the urge to do cause I always wanted to try out Joel's reds. What i mean is I've always loved and made note of how joel uses his red colors, so when i notic something like that i sample the color combos and try to use em myself. Not as good as joels, but the colors are definetly a keeper. C&C always welcomed. Still got the detail to work on.

LadyAlba
05-18-2006, 11:11 AM
Great step by step...you added alot more muscle tone than I did looks like we had the same attraction! :wave:

barryt
05-18-2006, 11:59 AM
Well no C&C yet Frank, it just looks good.

justjean
05-18-2006, 01:35 PM
Looks great Smokin :thumbsup:

JCoop
05-18-2006, 02:10 PM
Frank, you're amazing... I love your portraiture. There's something about your style that is so approachable. It's soft, yet detailed just right. I'm a great fan of yours, and I hope you keep posting. I also believe that your style would lend itself beautifully to commissions. Just thinking out loud.;) Keep going on this one, it's evolving beautifully.:)

P.S. I'm flattered that you feel that something I do is worth borrowing.:)

Smokin
05-18-2006, 07:14 PM
AWWWW thx Joel, you made my day. Ahhhh to dream :D.

Thank you Marge, Definetly softened the definition on her, I was hoping it would read that she was kinda squeezing her shoulder blades. EH, maybe when I get those Back anatomy vids Itll eventually read that way.

Barry, thank you so much.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2006/65236-Sophie_Finalized.jpg

More of the same, and i did take it to photoshop where the saturation was essentialy boosted and the BG texture added. Then all was blended and detailed back in painter IX.

Annie*M
05-18-2006, 09:08 PM
Fantastic!

TxAggieDarlin
05-19-2006, 10:35 AM
Wow............

fugitive
05-19-2006, 12:14 PM
Weight lifter?

omniartz
05-19-2006, 01:12 PM
Wow! Great piece! I love the colors and your blending. :)

Chiers
05-19-2006, 07:22 PM
Frank this is georgous work. I am very glad to see you have softened her though! It was obvious to me that you have been studing the skeleton and musculature (?sp) but don't get too over eager about showing it. Most poses don't need so much definition unless the subject is competeing in a muscle event.

I do agree with Joel, and think you are getting better and better all the time.

I forgot to mention, the way you started out with this looked VERY much like soft pastels on toned paper! I like that.

Smokin
05-20-2006, 08:07 AM
Thank you all for commenting, I really apreciate it :).

digistyle
05-20-2006, 11:22 AM
Frank,

Your portraiture has a very classical feel, almost Renaissance. I think, partly, its the way that you handle the structures. Well done!

kennychaffin
05-20-2006, 11:30 AM
Wow, that last one posted is incredible! Great Job!

KAC