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Old 04-05-2012, 05:59 PM
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Hi!

I recently bought Ann Kullbergs book, Colored Pencil Portraits - Step by Step, as I was interested in starting to paint portraits.

I found it very interesting so I decided to try first of course doing some of the exercises in the book. I found the guide on how to create the skin tones really excellent. I reproduced the skin tones gradient using my Faber-Castell Polychromos and I used it for the exercise.

I chose the kid under the sun as my first attempt I was really surprised by the results. It really works!! So I wanted to share it.

I will try with real portraits to see how it works!!

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Old 04-05-2012, 06:57 PM
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Re: Under the sun

Very nice...You got the colors down, portraits are in no difference in flesh tone. Great work
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:44 PM
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Re: Under the sun

Very, Very nice! You did a great job! I have her book too. Isn't it fun when it turns out good?
thanks for sharing this
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Re: Under the sun

I haven't seen the book you are referring to but I know the name. You have captured the changing light and shade on the skin beautifully, I can almost feel the hot sun .

Thanks for sharing and please do post when you are starting one of your own portraits -you will get excellent guidance here.

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Re: Under the sun

Ann's book is what got me started in colored pencils. I can still remember standing there in Borders in the art section and picking it up. Her tips on business were very helpful, too.
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Re: Under the sun

Lovely! I too have Anne's book, and love it!
Can you tell us what colours you used in FC to replace the Prismas ?
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Re: Under the sun

Nicely done...I too have this book. I have noticed that Ann Kullberg uses vertical strokes only which I find sometimes difficult to adhere. In your case, you have used crosshatching also. (on top bricks..)....
Overall, good try.
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I think it's just wonderful!
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:43 PM
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Re: Under the sun

Thanks everyone for your comments.

I tried to "translate" the colors used in the book to the Faber-Castell Polychromos, so I created this chart:



I don't have all the colors required so I managed with the ones I have. I tried to get the others but it was no good...

I also reproduced the color scale by adding the colors that belong to each one of the groups in succesion, so I got this:


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Great piece and great title, makes me feel happy inside just looking at it
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Re: Under the sun

You did well with this. I also like the sunlit bricks, as well as the skin tones. Oh, for a day to lounge in the sun!
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Re: Under the sun

Very nice. I have that book also. But since I was a little girl, I aways jump in and read the directions if I need to. I have referred to the book but never went through a lesson. Anyway you have now motivated me in doing the lesson. Again, very nice work.
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Re: Under the sun

Like Clydeine I am impatient and I have never followed a lesson. It has certainly paid off for you. Your skin tones are very good and I love the shadows - there is a real sense of the heat.

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