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Old 08-16-2019, 07:27 AM
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Portrait sketches

hey These are about 9x12 watercolor on yupo. They are loose copies of a Stan Miller yupo portrait. I think the shapes are so busy they start to look a little grotesque but hopefully in an interesting way.


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Old 08-16-2019, 12:29 PM
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Re: Portrait sketches

Both are loose and liquid looking on the slick surface. I like the left sided one with the cool tones as it reads clearer than the warm toned one on the right. At least with Yupo you can lift out color or add and subtract it easily.
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Old 08-16-2019, 12:42 PM
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Re: Portrait sketches

my camera has a face detection feature and I tried it on your portraits - it likes the second one, first one not so much. Don't know what that means if anything. I like the 2nd one too.
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Old 08-16-2019, 03:41 PM
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Re: Portrait sketches

The left is more soothing to me. But the eyes are more alive on the right hand portrait.
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:08 AM
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Re: Portrait sketches

Both are interesting. I love the fluid appearance of the colors, the slight muddiness of the lines. Never worked on yupo, so can't appreciate the challenges.
The warmer portrait with the purplish tones is more pleasing for me, perhaps because of the brow and lip shapes and a more natural skin tone. In both, the eyes are almost doll-like in that they don't express an inner soul.
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Old 08-18-2019, 04:15 PM
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Re: Portrait sketches

Like the different textures and how each is successful. Like the portraits and that many colors are represented.
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