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Old 02-29-2012, 02:02 PM
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Uncle Dan - Ice Fisherman

I don't do portraits too often but the other day while on a photo drive I happened to get one of those happy accidents! We had stopped at an iced over lake and met some ice boaters. While panning across the lake to take a photo of one of the ice boats I accidently caught a great shot of my uncle looking off into the distance. Happy accident! I incorporated a few things to further tell a bit of a story, as it is he really enjoys ice fishing thus...

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pastel image, about 14" X 18". This one is pretty much hot off the easel, so I may go back over with some touch ups. C&C welcome and appreciated.


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Old 02-29-2012, 02:18 PM
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Re: Uncle Dan - Ice Fisherman

A1 mate, nicely done!
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Ditto- fab!
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Re: Uncle Dan - Ice Fisherman

You have done a great job here, Marcus! My only tiny thought is to grey off that distant yellow as it is a bit distracting.
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Re: Uncle Dan - Ice Fisherman

Really nice! The additions of story and color add a lot. Bethany is spot on about the distant grass.

You may add more cools (gray) into the yellowish area just below the bottom lip- it will help his beard look clean. Overall, the bright winter light has been lessened with a lower range of contrast mostly in the lights- is this intentional?
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:22 PM
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Re: Uncle Dan - Ice Fisherman

Thanks for the nice comments and suggestions. I incorporated your suggestions into this update. Yes Ken, on very bright days especially surrounded by snow or ice, brights become somewhat muted in detail. Something to do with my eyes. I usually am squinting pretty hard to see and the next thing I know, I am asleep!

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I bet he is thrilled with this, it's really good.
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nicely done! the painting is much better than the ref photo.
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You should be doing portraits becuase this is great !
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I love Uncle Dan!!! His beard is excellent!! He is so lucky to have you for a nephewNicki
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great painting!
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:39 AM
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love the "live and in person" feel to this
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:14 AM
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Re: Uncle Dan - Ice Fisherman

Thanx Jackie, Prashant, Carol, Nicki, Donna and Mary for the nice comments and encouraging words, truly appreciated.
"Live and in person" I like that. Neither of us really saw this photo being taken and it really was luck to catch a pose in an unstaged look. I don't know about doing a lot of portraits, I think I just got lucky this time!
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