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10-23-2010, 10:50 AM
here my first acrylic (on paper), a Durer portrait copy


10-23-2010, 01:53 PM
this is wonderful!! I love your individual style

10-23-2010, 05:17 PM
I'm not sure about the hollow in the neck, it grabs attention, that said , what you've done so far looks pretty good.

10-23-2010, 05:50 PM
That's a beauty of a first. I agree the hollow of the neck stands out a bit too much, but the eyes and the skin tones are really well done as is the fabric of the hat/turban.

10-23-2010, 05:53 PM
Great work!!:thumbsup:
Welcome to our little corner of wet canvas!:wave:
Glad to have you here!
maybe lighten the hallow in the neck some around the bottom so its not too distracting, easy to fix with a thin wash of a slightly lighter of our darkest. will alow the underneath to come thru but soften it somewhat.

10-24-2010, 01:12 PM
you're right about the neck (also my little son said that :) ). I'll change it.
thank you all

10-24-2010, 01:24 PM
Big Welcome to the Forum glad you're with us.

I'm a huge fan of Albrecht Durer and am familiar with this portrait. I think you did very well with it and I do agree with comments about the neck, the only other that catches my attention is the length of the chin just a tad bit too long but for a first acrylic on paper yet I applaud you. Well done indeed!!


10-24-2010, 04:01 PM
thank you noodle1, I'll check better the chin and then I'll modify it.

10-25-2010, 04:00 PM
very nice copy. the shadows are nice and deep

chammi kaiser
10-26-2010, 05:32 AM
Despite the small discrepancies in the rendering of the Durer painting, I think what I would like to comment on, is your abilitiy to paint in acrylics. If this had been my 5th effort in acrylics, I would have been delighted, and this is only your first!!! You are going to be one very very good acrylic artist.