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Old 05-12-2019, 01:56 PM
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Hyperrealism art

Haven't been back to WC for several years, still painting tho.

I have wanted to pursue painting hyperrealism for many years and am about to start when I finish my present painting.

Looking for any sites or help (info) anyone can share. Has anyone on WC done any
realism painting and if so where would they be found?

Thanks for any help you can give.
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Old 05-12-2019, 02:38 PM
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Re: Hyperrealism art

I should think it would require a high resolution source photo and a highly detailed drawing. Many such paintings that I have seen have all the fine nuanced light reflections on water, glass and metal painted with a sure hand.

My efforts at doing very realistic paintings is that at some point I get lost in the fine details and end up painting a dark streak where the reference photo showed a lighter streak. Or some bit gets painted out of place. I'm not sure if I needed more detail in the drawing, or less, to address the issue of getting lost in the painting details. I have managed to recover some paintings after such mistakes, often without others noticing the problem.
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:16 AM
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Re: Hyperrealism art

I don't have the patience for hyper-realistic painting but there are some outstanding artists out there. It's a case of painting what you see and not what you think you see.

Doug
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:24 AM
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Re: Hyperrealism art

Look up Mark Carder on YouTube for a starting point on realism. Although he paints in oil, the concepts are the same. If you make a color checker, you'll have to put white gesso or watercolor ground where the color will be placed because black obviously won't work for watercolor.
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:27 PM
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Re: Hyperrealism art

Look up Chuck Close and some of his portraits.

There is some amazing work of his at San Francisco Moma which looks like a Gelatin silver print but is actually a watercolor. Think he used paynes gray.
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:29 AM
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Re: Hyperrealism art

you could also check out this french guy
https://www.google.com/search?q=thie...w=1366&bih=657
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Old 05-17-2019, 12:35 PM
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Re: Hyperrealism art

I want to thank all of you for your wonderful comments and suggestions, have been reading, watching and preparing for the big move to realism.
I think my main problem is that I have to s-l-o-w down and observe. Will give it a try.
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Old 05-18-2019, 07:30 AM
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Re: Hyperrealism art

You are right about slowing down and observing. Taking time to see the subtle differences in light and shadows and in colors will be key. Our mind simplifies things to make them simpler to understand and remember. We have to train our eyes to see beyond the simplified versions.

Our mind says to us that the chair as gray. But when we really pay attention, the chair has a range of gray colors over its surface. The window casts a shadow on the back and part of the seat and highlights the seams along the back. The gray is tinted with local color reflected from nearby objects. The red bag near the chair provides the faintest tinge of red along one edge of the chair. The chrome legs have curved shapes of light and dark and color that reflects the light around the room.
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Old 05-18-2019, 12:51 PM
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Re: Hyperrealism art

Thank you Star Fisher for the wonderful explanation of what I need to be doing.
I have found a short "course" on how to do realistic painting.
I have to remember your explanation as it really sinks into my mind of what do to.
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