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JCoop
05-22-2006, 11:28 AM
I call this one "bedroom eyes"... It's a working title until I actually find out if I can render such an entangible thing as bedroom eyes.:rolleyes:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-May-2006/30872-bdrm_eyes_scrn1.jpg

Painter 9

barryt
05-22-2006, 11:43 AM
Hey, see what you mean, Joel! Looking to be a good one.

LadyAlba
05-22-2006, 01:07 PM
Looks like the beginning of another winner! Love these wip's! :wave:

JCoop
05-22-2006, 04:14 PM
Thanks Bare and Marge.;) Putting this one to bed...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-May-2006/30872-bdrm_eyes_scrn3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-May-2006/30872-bdrm_eyes_scrn2.jpg

Painter 9

Smokin
05-22-2006, 08:11 PM
Great job Joel! Looks like bedroom eyes to me!

LadyAlba
05-22-2006, 08:29 PM
Bravo!! :clap: :thumbsup: :clap: :wave:

Annie*M
05-22-2006, 09:50 PM
This is so warm, relaxed and wonderful:thumbsup:

maria_khurram
05-23-2006, 05:31 AM
Another masterpiece.

justjean
05-23-2006, 06:44 AM
what can I say but..... WOW another great one :) :thumbsup: :clap:

JCoop
05-23-2006, 09:12 AM
Thanks you arteeeeests! I didn't intend to fast-forward to the end, but once I got back into the portrait, I couldn't stop. I was just having too much fun. I love it when that happens!

My big delima was whether to further develop the hand, or to keep it under-developed. The goal was to keep the focus on the face and the eyes, so I made a decision to down-play everthing else.

omniartz
05-24-2006, 12:18 PM
Lovely! Wonderful soft glow and very seductive! Beautifully done! :clap:

TxAggieDarlin
05-25-2006, 10:51 AM
LOL putting it to bed..........heheheh

She is fantastic and yes, I think you accomplished what you were going for...Excellent job; great coloring; love the light around her hair....excellent job

fugitive
05-28-2006, 06:38 PM
I like this one, looks a little like the woman on Desperate Housewives, Terry Hatcher. I always find I smudge too much, this is lightly smudged, is it not?

JCoop
05-29-2006, 12:58 PM
Thank you Kirk, Darlin and Greg. Greg, what you may be perceiving as smudging is just blending by painting colors into other colors at various opacities. I make a point to never "smudge", because I'm never happy with the result. It's like a short cut that never really works.

Chiers
05-29-2006, 01:13 PM
Somehow I overlooked this one Joel. She's great and you acomplished the look you were going for!

I make a point to never "smudge", because I'm never happy with the result
This is exactly what makes your paintings so good! Well, among other techniques you use.

TWTom
05-29-2006, 01:39 PM
...what you may be perceiving as smudging is just blending by painting colors into other colors at various opacities.... Joel, do you have a particular technique that you use? I mean, say you want to blend a 1.) red into an 2.) orange. Do you pick out a third color, say, 3.)reddish-orange and paint with that? Or do you rely on the blending qualities of a particular brush by just keeping with the two colors, 1 & 2, alone? When you say "opacities" are you changing the brush opacity or using separate layers?

The result is so nice, and I'd like to experiment with your concept.

fugitive
05-29-2006, 06:23 PM
Thank you Kirk, Darlin and Greg. Greg, what you may be perceiving as smudging is just blending by painting colors into other colors at various opacities. I make a point to never "smudge", because I'm never happy with the result. It's like a short cut that never really works.
That's something,never smudge, then you must use less than full opacity like the masters have done. One of the things, I feel we can't do very well is the blending of multiple layers and glazes like they did, because of our media, altho I try. Painter is so diff, because of the built in texture/impasto, as opposed to psp and photoshop, as I couldn't produce anything with those, without smudging, as it's just the final step of many.