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Old 02-26-2012, 01:19 PM
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Re: February-March 2012 Portrait Challenge

Hey all, I attempted another one, this time "Maria Vernatta" in watercolor. I've never been very successful doing portraits in watercolor, so I figure I should keep trying!

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Old 03-01-2012, 05:02 PM
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Re: February-March 2012 Portrait Challenge

Wow , Not an Easy thing to do on ipad

Lovely work Guys and Dolls ...

Originally Posted by sheldring
Here's my version of Maria Vernatti, finger-painted on an iPad using the ProCreate app:

There's been a bit of color shift in saving out from the iPad, where the image is a little darker, especially in the blues of the costume, which are kind of too prominent here. (Unless that's just my monitor.) And I haven't managed entire accuracy--mine is a bit longer and a bit less wide than the original, and there's something different about the placement of her right eye that I got tired, finally, of trying to figure out--but I'm pretty pleased overall (especially since it's drawn freehand onto a screen rather than gridded onto canvas). I've never really looked at Hals that much, and in that respect this was a fascinating exercise--he's a much subtler painter than I would have imagined going in. (I especially love how delicately, within the apparent severity of her self-presentation, he indicates wealth and taste--the bracelets, the rings, the earrings, the necklace.)

I kind of want to do something of his in actual oils, now. It's so much quicker on the iPad, though--no waiting for layers to dry.
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:17 PM
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Re: February-March 2012 Portrait Challenge

I think we shouldn't let this thread die...
flyingroc, nice attempts, watercolor isn't an easy medium, especially in portraits. Pen isn't an easy medium, too. You did good job.
My attempt in oil pastels.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:03 AM
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Re: February-March 2012 Portrait Challenge

Lauren, thanks for the references!
Mechanical pencils 0.5 & 0.7 and some H pencils + "charcoal"(?) pencil (not sure what it is), paper: Accademia Fabriano 94 lbs, 20x28 cm (8x11")

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