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Dante!!!
12-12-2007, 05:27 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/12-12-2007/121525_DSCN2263.JPG


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: dad
Year Created: 2005
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 18 X 24 inches
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
this was my second attempt at portraiture, I feel the likeness is about ninety percent there there are some things I would change like the distance between the upper lip and nose but I am otherwise satisfied. I used a warm palette with emphasis on reds, yellows, and the shadows being more blue then anything else.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
I'm just looking for feedback. I did paint this two years ago and would do many things different but I am hoping that I caught the essence of my dear old dad

D.W. Flint
12-12-2007, 05:53 PM
Welcome to WC Dante. This looks good to me, but can't judge for sure without your ref. photo. I'm sure your dad would be proud of it and you...

La_
12-12-2007, 11:37 PM
hey Dante

i can assume that 'dad' has some pretty wide shoulders and is a good strong fellow, but is his neck really that thick? i'm thinking if you brought in the back of the lower head and the neck a bit ... and/or bring it in a bit in the front ... it might then look even more like him.

la

allanom
12-13-2007, 11:34 AM
It may just be your repro, but I find your piece bizarrely red. He may have a ruddy complexion, but, even still I'd paint the skin tones more naturally -- see my suggested adjustment (I've pulled the red absolutely as far back as I could in Photoshop). Otherwise it's a fine and funky piece of work.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Dec-2007/4031-dantesDad.jpg