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03-17-2010, 06:20 AM
Here is my first acrylic painting on stretched canvas. It's A4 in size & is a preliminary work for the final, which will be about 80x80cm (my biggest work ever).
I not 100% on the "black" skin tone. He looks too brown (even a little wooden) & not dark enough. Maybe add some blue or green to "blacken" his skin?
03-17-2010, 06:51 AM
This is really good. I love the piano reflection in his glasses.:thumbsup:
03-17-2010, 09:08 AM
Very nice - was one of my favorite performers. I would say yes to the bluish tones and perhaps even a very, very slight touch of green. Also I feel the forehead is too much darker than the rest of the face. All in all a verynice piece.
03-17-2010, 09:17 AM
The skin tones could use a little work, but I really like the composition and the reflection of the keys is a great idea.
03-17-2010, 09:45 AM
Nice work... for cool dark skin tones try using just burnt umber with varying additional of white or pthalo blue and burnt umber or pthalo blue and burnt sienna. For neutrals use pthalo blue and cad red (med) or ultramarine blue and burnt sienna. For warmer tones use ultramarine and cad red (med) or burnt sienna and cad red (med) or just burnt sienna. Add white to vary the intensity with each one.
03-17-2010, 10:45 PM
I think you did a good job on Ray and the skin tones look good to me. Perhaps the left side of his face could use some work especially underneath the sun glasses close to the ear, looks like that was challenging. The piano in the glasses is a great touch.
03-18-2010, 05:33 AM
Ray looks pretty good! It is amazing! Dances with oils uses almost the same palette as I do for skin tones:)
Wonderful work. I love the expression and the reflections in the glasses.
03-18-2010, 08:21 AM
Looks really good to me. I don't do portraits so cannot say anything about skin tones :). I have seen some use some blues and purples that looked really good. Do you normally work in oils?
03-18-2010, 06:03 PM
Hey thanks for the advice everyone. I suspected I needed to add some blues (no pun intended) to the skin tone, so Dances_with_oils I think you are spot on. The final should come out much better.
TxAggieDarlin, I have only just started painting in the last two weeks or so. This is my fifth painting (ever) so I have only ever used acrylics. I'll be giving oils a go in the future, once I learn to paint.
BTW the final will look like my signiture avatar, except in colour!
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