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03-05-2008, 10:06 PM
I havent posted or painted much lately, but I wanted to put this up for critique. Do you think a cooler blueish background would have worked better? this seems a little muddy to me. Done with watercolor and some charcoal for texture.
03-06-2008, 12:33 AM
Personally, I really LOVE the background (just my opinion, tho)! Think it works well with the hat--those glasses are fantastic...
03-06-2008, 12:39 AM
I think it works fine.
Very well done, don't do blues, thats good.
03-06-2008, 12:58 AM
The background is GREAT, in my opinion....and the glasses are pretty cool.
Was this from a photo? I see a little Elvis Costello here, maybe due to the hat and glasses....great job !! Frame it....
03-06-2008, 12:58 AM
I'm not really the right person to ask, but I LOVE the background, love the painting! The background is dark enough to make the face "pop" but light enough to show all the interesting textures. Very nice work!
03-06-2008, 01:47 AM
I think it's purfect! The warm glow of the BG sort of shines on hs face and glasses! If it was a cooler bluish, it might have look out of place, maybe????
It's a very unique style you've got!!! Congratulations!!!
03-06-2008, 03:44 AM
Hmm, I'm not keen on the yellows in the background.
Excellent portrait BTW.
03-06-2008, 04:57 AM
I want to say "The Backgroud is making the painting stand out". :clap:
Personally, I loved the background u painted and Portrait is perfect in iteslf. :thumbsup:
Great Work!! :)
03-06-2008, 06:01 AM
I love the style and feel of this. I wouldn't have changed it.:clap:
03-06-2008, 06:50 AM
DON'T TOUCH IT!!! It's perfect! You are a wonderful artist, I admire your work very much! :clap:
P.S. do you have a website?
03-06-2008, 10:25 AM
My original plan was the green tones in the background would work with the reds in the face and tie. I think it got overworked. No, I don't have a website yet. Thanks for the replies.
03-06-2008, 11:18 AM
No, the bg is perfect! Frame it!!! Great job!!! Adding blue will ruin the effect. To me it does not look overworked.
03-06-2008, 11:59 AM
Background works from my humble opinion. Like the texture, the repeats of the "folding" shown in the shirt. The touches of yellow in the glasses ties in well with the yellow in the background.
03-06-2008, 12:35 PM
I'm back for another look at this! Incredible drawing skills!
03-06-2008, 02:25 PM
Looks good, dont touch, backgrounds fine, so is your portrait :)
03-06-2008, 07:54 PM
Love the textures and the colors in the background!! And the portrait is amazing.
The only thing I wondered about was around the back of his head and hat - I'm always hearing about having 'hard edges' and 'soft edges or lost edges' - and I had the thought that since the background was already dark there, it might have been an opportunity to lose the definition on the hat in the back. Just a thought.
03-06-2008, 08:51 PM
seems to me it goes really well with his hat... I like it as is...nice portrait
03-07-2008, 05:53 PM
I love your painting.I would not touch anything and would be proud of myself if it was mine.
03-09-2008, 10:15 AM
Well, I think it works!!!:cool:
...VERY NICE!:clap: :clap: :clap:
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