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Old 10-09-2016, 01:08 AM
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THE 13th ANNUAL WC! Holiday PORTRAIT Swap!!!! Sign-up here!

THE 13th ANNUAL WC! Holiday PORTRAIT Swap!!!! Sign-up here!

The 13th Annual WetCanvas Holiday Portrait Swap!!!
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THE 13th ANNUAL WC! Holiday PORTRAIT Swap!!!!



In the wonderful tradition that Joel Cooper began in this forum, 10 years ago this month, we are again running the Annual Holiday Portrait Swap.


-Don't be shy...all levels welcome!
-Here's where you sign up for

--The Lucky Thirteenth Annual Great Wet Canvas! Holiday Portrait Swap!--


All experience levels are encouraged to participate!!! Please do not feel intimidated; join, it's fun!!! Medium is flexible!!!

Here's how this works...

1. Post to this thread that you are willing and able to participate.[Iowing through![/color][/i]
1a. state whether you are willing to pair with someone internationally ( this is our most encouraged route for participants) - or if you can only manage locally ( in your country). Note: This may leave you out if another pairing in your country cannot be found.

2. your photo will be shared with your pairing mate but you are welcome to share a photo of yourself in your posting!

3. The selection process is semi-random ( numbers assigned and matched by a member of the portraiture team and then the list will be published here and in the follow-on thread for folks to share their respective works with everyone.
4. you paint, draw, scratch or ?? your partner!
5. post your work and ship! ( and post W.I.P.'s please!)

You will exchange your photo with that member via email. When you send your photo to your swap partner, be sure to specify if it’s okay with you that they post your reference along with their portrait of you.

Knowing that everyone's time is valuable, we're asking that the portraits be painted in the context of one month time frame ( beginning first of November or thereabouts and being completed by December 5, 2016. This will allow even those with busy schedules to participate in this holiday event.

Important note for you: We're requiring that reference portraits that you submit of yourselves be taken in some type of overhead, direct lighting (at "10" or "2" o'clock for reference on a clock-face as to where to place your light source), or natural lighting that accomplishes similar light and shadow qualities on your subject (you!). Basically light that creates a clear, in-focus image with clear shadow shapes, cast shadows and light shapes that makes it a bit easier to paint the human head.

---Please do not submit photos taken with any type of flash or washed out frontal-light.
--- Please do not submit "snapshots" to your partner!----

Also, photos with most of the head/face in shadow are not useful ( and difficult to paint as well). Snapshots as well, under most circumstances will not be sufficient!

Cropping: Please do not crop your head in any way, Head, neck and a bit of shoulders will be a useful amount of "you" for your painting partner. If they want to crop for composition - that is fine!


I will post a tutorial/primer for how to take a good reference photo. Your photo must align to this rule or your partner will have much more difficulty doing a good job ! Window light makes for an interesting natural light situation. As well, outdoors in subdued or non direct sunlight is also a great lighting condition. Remember, your photo doesn't have to be fancy, just clear.

Also, they'll need to be of the head and shoulders variety. Be sure to send your swap member a JPEG image large enough to paint from. Be as creative with your lighting and pose as you like while adhering to the lighting guidelines above as best you can.

We are also putting a 4 week time limit on the portrait creation process. This will allow for the art exchange well in advance of the holidays. Paint or draw the portrait you receive at any size that makes sense to you, given the 4 week time limit. If anyone finds that they end up needing longer, that can be arranged between the 2 artist's swapping. But, we would still love to see WIPs on the posting thread.

All you'll do in this thread is sign up by posting to it with your intention to participate by October 31, 2016. On November 2nd (or thereabouts), we will post the pairing results at the end of this thread. Shortly thereafter, we'll start another thread for the actual portrait swap event. Meanwhile, you can get a head start by getting a few photos snapped of yourself (please do everything you can to provide photos that follow our guidelines set above!)!

This year, please indicate when signing up whether it is OK to pair you with a person from another country or continent. The artwork sent can be labeled as a Gift for Customs, since that is what it is. It should be sent in a photo mailer or a bubble envelope, supported with a piece of cardboard on either side of the artwork. Anyone who does not wish to be paired with someone outside their country, for shipping purposes, please indicate that when you sign up as well. Anyone who forgets, We'll PM you just to make sure before doing the random pairing. Offering this choice allows for a variety of potential partners and will avoid possible repeat pairings, after 8 years.

The thread will close end of day, October 31st. After that, pairings will be announced in a new thread typically w/in the first day or two/three in November.

AGAIN: To indicate your participation intent, just post to this thread, and confirm Yes or No to out of country pairing for yourself. Please consider whether you can or not, for certain, participate, before signing up, to avoid people dropping out after the pairing or process has begun.
Any questions, feel free to ask!

Summary:
1. Post to this thread by 10/31
2. Prepare by taking clear photos of yourself of sufficient resolution with good light and shadows ( having a few for your partner to choose from is must !). PLEASE, We implore you : Do not put the whole head into shadow!
3. You will have the balance of November to complete your work and ship your Portrait.
4. We absolutely encourage participants to post their work here!
5. Be patient!
6. Do not sign up if you cannot commit!
7. And have fun!
The Moderator and Guide staff of Portraiture - we can't wait !!
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Old 10-09-2016, 01:12 AM
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Re: ]THE 13th ANNUAL WC! Holiday PORTRAIT Swap!!!! Sign-up here!

Everyone, I wanted to give you some examples of photos that work: (note these are shot in "Rembrandt lighting" or close to.. - And how to set up the light to serve your image!

Attached Images















Above is a single light-source high quality (high -ish considering the subject!) image.. anything similar to this will be useful!














a few more photo examples to quide your image /reference!






Here are some abstracts (above in graphite) based on some of these images and others to clarify what lighting location and shadow shapes will help EVERYONE see form and create nice drawings and paintings. These all use a single direct light source - mostly at the "10" o-clock and "2" o-clock position. The lower left drawing was more above but still offset. I have abstracted the shadow shapes so you can see what you are going for with your reference photos. Snapshots will not do. Fancy lights are not needed but single, direct light source is a must to empower your painting partner with clear forms and structures!

Especially in such a short time-frame! Soft, diffuse light is great if you have months to paint and draw - but we don't so please take heed of these additional directions! ( thank you for reading all of this!)
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Old 10-09-2016, 05:35 AM
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Re: ]THE 13th ANNUAL WC! Holiday PORTRAIT Swap!!!! Sign-up here!

Thanks Kevin! This information is always so helpful.
I am keen to join in this year- anywhere in the world is ok with me! Bring it on!
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Re: ]THE 13th ANNUAL WC! Holiday PORTRAIT Swap!!!! Sign-up here!

I'm in. Global. I just finished last year's effort so am ready to start again......!
Thanks for hosting this again, Kevin.
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Old 10-09-2016, 01:34 PM
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Yes, I'm in. Internationally.
Loved last years swap and am looking forward to this years.
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Old 10-09-2016, 02:33 PM
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Re: ]THE 13th ANNUAL WC! Holiday PORTRAIT Swap!!!! Sign-up here!

Yes please count me in and international is fine.

Dave.
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Old 10-09-2016, 05:45 PM
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Please count me in. I enjoyed last year's exchange!! International is fine.
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Count me in Kevin. International is ok.
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Old 10-12-2016, 09:07 AM
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Re: THE 13th ANNUAL WC! Holiday PORTRAIT Swap!!!! Sign-up here!

Thanks for organizing again, I participate and international is fine.

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Old 10-12-2016, 10:17 AM
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I am in...International is fine.
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Old 10-12-2016, 11:09 AM
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Re: THE 13th ANNUAL WC! Holiday PORTRAIT Swap!!!! Sign-up here!

Kevin... There are so many great artists, I would feel left out if I did not sign up. I don't have a problem with US or international... I will ask you not to match me with Jessie Shippee or Michael Villena as these two received painting from me with Jessie a favor as her partner dropped out and neither reciprocated
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I'm really a beginner but I'd love to do it Sign me up for any country!
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I'm in again, if possible within the US, can't afford International shipping at the moment. Looking forward to it!
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Yes! Portrait swap time again, sign me up, anywhere is fine.
Thanks Kevin for hosting once again,
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Yes please count me in and international is fine.
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