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justjean
06-06-2006, 07:45 PM
Painter IX, Artists Oils - clumpy , didn't quite get the grin but here he is ...
my youngest son the original and the effort :) among other things that I now can see ... his nose is wrong :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jun-2006/36920-Markorig.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jun-2006/36920-Mark.jpg

nafa
06-06-2006, 10:11 PM
Very close likeness. The moustache is even more photo-realistic than the reference (surprise)!

Check on his left jaw. Its too high and sharp-angled, making his face wider than should be. The omission of the "V" in the hairline above his left eye also contributed to the effect.

In the photo, his eyes also squints more.

LadyAlba
06-06-2006, 11:47 PM
Wonderful painting, Jean...don't you find family harder to do than someone you don't have any attachment to. :clap: :thumbsup: :clap: :wave:

Annie*M
06-07-2006, 01:19 AM
That is a wonderful likeness Jean:thumbsup: the only thing I can notice is that the left eye, as we look at the portrait could be a little longer. In the photo the outer corner of his eye is near the end of his eyebrow.

barryt
06-07-2006, 04:47 AM
A very good likeness Jean. Family is very dificult to do, because it's usually all about likeness.

justjean
06-07-2006, 09:47 AM
thanks nafa, all points taken into consideration :)


Marge thanks and I preferr to do family, even if I don't get them close :D

Ok AnnieM thanks and your right about the eye :)


thanks Barry personality tends to creep in doesn't it :D

TxAggieDarlin
06-07-2006, 09:57 AM
Great job Jean...It looks fantastic to me

Smokin
06-07-2006, 10:41 AM
Hot Dang Jean, they both look like photos! Very good, maybe a lil shdow under stash to define the fullness?

JCoop
06-07-2006, 12:09 PM
Jean, another bang-up job!!!... don't forget to blend dem dare egdes!:thumbsup:

omniartz
06-07-2006, 12:44 PM
Great interpetation of a blurry photo! You've done a wonderful piece here! He has a pleasant smile!! :)

TWTom
06-07-2006, 09:46 PM
I like this a lot, Jean. Did you consider rotating the picture a bit to have the subject sit up straight? I've done that a lot and sometimes the results are better than the original photo.

justjean
06-08-2006, 11:28 AM
Ok here's the update :) fixed his eye, tried to darken the bottom of the mustache , and Joel I ran the soft stump blender around the edges (is that what you mean? )

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jun-2006/36920-Markpaint2.JPG

JCoop
06-08-2006, 01:29 PM
Jean, the edges do look much better. Great job on the whole portrait!!!:)

justjean
06-09-2006, 11:31 PM
Thanks Joel :)