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Old 05-04-2012, 10:53 PM
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A portrait on YUPO?

I attempted a homage to Albert Einstein, photographer Phillipe Halsman and artist John Nieto...I think I came close, but no cigar. I decided to try to freehand a mirror image of Halsman's original black and white photograph on YUPO, then color it in with Derwent Ink-tense pencils, in the color scheme by artist John Nieto, then wet the whole thing down.

There is a story told that Halsman famously asked Einstein what he thought of his math being used to slaughter innocents at Hiroshima and Nagasaki a second before snapping this picture, I can't verify that story.

It was a success because it definitely stretched my brain, doing the reversed image while drawing. I have never have talked to myself so much while working - "No, you moron, that line goes on the other side of the face..."
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:36 AM
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Re: A portrait on YUPO?

Hi robert - this is wonderful, so different to the usual portraits!

Not sure about the yellow in the background, perhaps that needs toning down? JMHO. However, I'm not familliar with the artists you mention, so that might be influencing my comments!
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:46 AM
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Re: A portrait on YUPO?

Thank you. The background is actually his hair...Einstein had a shock of white hair in Halsmans B & W photo, that Nieto colored wildly in his treatment a few years ago. I was just trying to be accurate to Nieto's color scheme, while dealing with the vagaries of water resistant YUPO. It seems odd to use a water resistant ground for a water based media, but that is what makes YUPO a challenge. I believe where I blew it is the length of Einstein' face, which appears to be slightly longer in the original photo.º¿º
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Re: A portrait on YUPO?

Definitely I can tell it is him. I really do like this rendition of old Albert so colorful and alive.
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Re: A portrait on YUPO?

Great work! Shows what Inktense can do with enough work! (Which is encouraging for me since as you know I`m new to them)
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Re: A portrait on YUPO?

This is great; colorful and recognizable...but then I'm no Einstein!
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