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Old 09-23-2012, 04:41 PM
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Re: Portrait Gallery - August September 2012

Thanks Raeburn.
I wasn't going to post an update just yet but ur making me think of doing it nevertheless. I made a critical error. I started painting this off a monitor. Because this was backlit I couldn't match my lights as they always seemed darker than what I could see on the monitor. I therefore had to get a large photograph printed. Of course, after doing this I found that my colours were all off from what I'd already painted.

So now I have one forehead painted which doesn't match with the original post above. The shadow side of the face is actually much darker then the red I previously painted.

I'm now in 2 minds. Do I follow a Carder style method of matching the exact colour, or do I just paint roughly what I see in a fast way, matching value other than exact colour.

I think this is too big to follow the carder method on. It will take me months to compete. Either way the reds of the eye and cheek are all off and will need redoing. It's a shame as I quite liked all that.

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Re: Portrait Gallery - August September 2012

..2 portraits of the same child that i've been working on for a while.
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Larubia, these are masterful.

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My best effort for August/September. Oil on linen panel, 30cm x 30cm.


She is darling. You captured a lively expression. What colors did you use?
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Nice work on here!

Annemarie -- lovely two portraits of that darling girl! I could see either (or both) as puzzles! You should approach Ravensburger!
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Hi,
I am fairly new on wetcanvas, and I have almost finished this portrait of my favorite scientist, Louis Pasteur. It was done on a 17 x 14 paper, and I used charcoal pencil and graphite. I believe that is all completed and I would like to hear some C and C.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:47 AM
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Moe! All I can say is Wow! A spectacular and very accomplished drawing.
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Re: Portrait Gallery - August September 2012

Thank you very much for the comments. I did minor changes and then I will sign it.
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Re: Portrait Gallery - August September 2012

I am absolutely stunned by the shown quality. Really stunning.

Just for the fun of it. A study of a friend. A4 off my own photo.

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Re: Portrait Gallery - August September 2012

Hi,
I am honored to get a praise from you! I have been looking at your realistic work that amazes me a great deal. I don't see how you are able to achieve such a mastery on your work!
Could you please tell me the paper you prefer and also the pencils or lead holder that you use. Do you work on photos or models? Are you dedicated solely on art?
Thank you again for your comments.
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Hi,
I am honored to get a praise from you! I have been looking at your realistic work that amazes me a great deal. I don't see how you are able to achieve such a mastery on your work!
Could you please tell me the paper you prefer and also the pencils or lead holder that you use. Do you work on photos or models? Are you dedicated solely on art?
Thank you again for your comments.
Moe


Moe, I am not sure who you direct your question to. Could you please help?
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Re: Portrait Gallery - August September 2012

To you Reinhardt.
I have seen your realistic portraits and I am very impressed with your work. Moe
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To you Reinhardt.
I have seen your realistic portraits and I am very impressed with your work. Moe

Now I feel more than honoured. Thanks so much.
1. Paper I try to use as good as possible. My preferred papers are Fabriano Artistico, hot presses; Arches, watercolour paper, hot pressed as well (a little less than Fabriano) - and, sorry to say, whatever comes my way that I tend to like from touch. My preferred paper is a tad hard, slightly off white, not extremely smooth (I want a bit of structure/tooth to hold graphite better than Bristol smooth).

2. I draw with whatever pencil comes into my hand. I prefer leads from Faber Castell though since I get a consistent quality. But I am sure there are many good lead brands on the market. Living in Germany I have the best continuity with Faber. My prefernce for hardness goes primarily from 2H - 3B. Drawing with the softer leads, blending with the harder ones.

3. Lead holders range from .3mm to 2mm clutch. Here I prefer pencils which feel 'right' in my hand. I prefer a little bit heavier models. Usually I use .5mm. If I needed a very long and sharp tip I use a 2mm clutch sharpened, in my case, with a Dahle lead sharpener. I am sure you can find one at your local art dealer of preference.

4. I have only discovered art after retirement - after a life-long conviction that I absolutely can't draw and so I have all the time I want (and my wife allows) to indulge in my hobby.

5. I work from photos since my drawing style is VERY slow and I can't expet people to sit for me for hundreds of hours. I'd like to start one day drawing from life since photos, especially my photos, don't give me the details, especially in the dark areas, I really want. But that will take some time still.

Any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

And yes, what you show us is great!!!!!!!!
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Re: Portrait Gallery - August September 2012

Thank you for the fine and precise explanation.
I have all the tools that you have, fortunately. The only difference is that you use the hard leads for blending. I was doing just the opposite! No wonder I had to erase my mistakes many times and sometimes I could not remove them and I spent precious time just to improve my mistakes or try anew. Sometimes I use tortillons or a gauze for blending.
I hope to hear from you again, gute nacht.
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Wonderful all!
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