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Old 02-04-2013, 09:23 AM
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Re: Modern Maestros - Portrait Challenge for January and February 2013

Very nice artworks entered here!
Darius, I like your sketches, you have a way to capture the models' expressions quite accurately, well done.
Dave, thanks for sharing your painting process with us, it is really informative, both the Shanks and Mrs jones studies are nicely done, I can see that it must be very nice to paint into such wet paint, I must try that someday!
Suzanne, your watercolour is exquisite!
Shubert, nice facial studies, clever to combine it into one!
Jeanne & Hockey, nicely done with the Maribou sketches, I'm also tempted to do her, she has such a unique face, maybe pen?
Jiemen, your pastel painting is beautiful, you captured the essence of the scene.
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Re: Modern Maestros - Portrait Challenge for January and February 2013

Thank you, Kevin, for the varied photo references. Here's mine.

Derwent Coloursoft pencil on Earthbound sketchbook half page.

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Re: Modern Maestros - Portrait Challenge for January and February 2013

Here is the latest study thought I would do it as a WIP again not to show how it’s done but to try and get some feedback on how my process might be improved.

First a rough drawing with some palette scrapings, no measuring just looking for the shapes.


Roughing in some of the colour to get a feeling for what Silverman might have used.


Tightening up the drawing and sorting the values.


Still a lot that could be done, I haven’t managed to match the skin tones that Silverman achieved. And of cause the colour of my photo is off anyway



You can see the palette I used for this over on Brian’s thread.

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Re: Modern Maestros - Portrait Challenge for January and February 2013

Nice selection, Kevin. Didn't see the thread til it was a month old.
This is the second Shanks copy I've done. He has this crazy control of temperature, like those distinctly blue highlights that are maddening. Spent more sessions on it than I intended, as I did the first one some years ago.
Ignore if you would the thickness of her neck. The torso is out of line with the head, which I saw way too late.

first session and (?)4th:



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Re: Modern Maestros - Portrait Challenge for January and February 2013

Everyone's work looks so great!

This is a relatively quick pencil sketch of the Nelson Shanks piece. I didn't really get the likeness, but it was fun to do!
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Re: Modern Maestros - Portrait Challenge for January and February 2013

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I hope you find something to inspire you and good luck! - Kevin
They all inspire! Thanks for the challenge!

Now: This Nelson Shanks copy is a wip very much, but this is where I'm atm. I'm trying to learn only since I'm new to portraits so I don't really know what to do. I decided to go grisalle because I thought it'd be the easiest approach. Next: I try to do the black&white very well rendered and then apply some color with thin layers. (and measure, measure and measure again )
Is it verdaccio that we should be doing at this stage?

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Re: Modern Maestros - Portrait Challenge for January and February 2013

Dave and Darius - good stuff! Darius, things may have gotten a bit long on her face ( nose).. But the tonal qualities are quite good!!!!
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Re: Modern Maestros - Portrait Challenge for January and February 2013

Sandra, I think Frazetta ( and Ringo) would enjoy this!
Dave, another excellent study !
STeven - excellent work! sometimes I think those cools that look 'blue' are often values in the ground - a grey red/green. Because of the pink nature of the skin/flesh - they appear more blue. It is not easy to get those but with practice you will get closer.

CinDoc and Moscatel - also very well done!!!

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Re: Modern Maestros - Portrait Challenge for January and February 2013

You guys are doing a great job. I've enjoyed the WIPs.
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Re: Modern Maestros - Portrait Challenge for January and February 2013

OK, mine is certainly not good, but it does vaguely resemble Nelson Shank's painting, which I absolutely adore. I cropped it and tried to make this work on a 6" x 6" panel, using the smallest brushes I own. Still-- worthwhile and I learned a lot about flesh tones.

I had fun.

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Re: Modern Maestros - Portrait Challenge for January and February 2013

Gonna start the nelson shanks one as its an amazing portrait , gonna try it on this new oil paper arches have brought out , and good work everyone enjoyed looking thru this thread
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Re: Modern Maestros - Portrait Challenge for January and February 2013

Anyone have views on Mr Shanks palette choice ?
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Re: Modern Maestros - Portrait Challenge for January and February 2013

I'm new to Nelson Shanks ,WOW
Found this pic of his palette




Found it at this link

http://fruitsofthebloom.wordpress.co...eyond-compare/
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Re: Modern Maestros - Portrait Challenge for January and February 2013

Hey teacher , teacher boy .... Room for a wayward student girl !!!??? thankyou for such a lovely thread full of loads of goodness and beauty ...and Sighhh.....

Id love to join in if thats ok with all you groovy people .. I'm thinking that I love the thought of drawing her the model above maybe or .... Maybe pastels ...like Wowoweeeee

- John I love the excitement in your thoughts here .... Very cool !
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Re: Modern Maestros - Portrait Challenge for January and February 2013

I'm still not finished with mine (the girl above), so you will catch some of us fast. I think the girl above is an inspiring model to paint and .. Nelson Shanks .. who would be a better painter to learn from!
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