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Old 09-13-2017, 07:54 PM
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This is brilliant! Thanks for sharing this really interesting insight into the way you create your paintings.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:35 PM
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You have such incredible patience for all those details!!

Thank you Jess, I like having people study all the details in my paintings up close.

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Top notch painting here!

Thanks Sid, I keep trying to go bigger and better and more original (along with now throwing in some humor)

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Wise choice to leave out some of the nit picky detail. I can see why why crystal is important to have it, and yes, it will look smashing when the color goes on! The lemon and strawberry have their general shape perfectly, which is enough for now.

I have never used white in this stage before (unless it is to correct a boo-boo), so I am looking forward to seeing how you do that.

Thanks mtpalms, putting in detail at this stage has to be considered carefully. Textural things like seeds and bumpy skin are best left for later, methinks.

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Alan: even the underpainting is amazing. looking forward to more. You are an inspiration.
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Thanks buddy. Right back at you about the inspiration!

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Alan, you could leave it right now and have a masterpiece. Incredible detail and you know I love details.

Thanks sno, it's only gonna get better, will have plenty of color details in the coming months!

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I like the way you've painted the rose and the wall paper. But I especially love all the little storm troopers and what they find themselves doing. They add humor and fun to this very detailed, beautiful work.

Thanks Forestgrass, I wanted something else in the painting for people to look at (and hopefully be amused by). The longer people stare at the painting, the more successful I feel

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This is brilliant! Thanks for sharing this really interesting insight into the way you create your paintings.

Thanks Richard, I love seeing all kinds of styles of paintings in WIP threads. Hopefully some can learn from this and at least enjoy my process.
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Re: 'My Own Personal Minions', a new WIP

But how you can do that?? HOW??
At first i was afraid about the crystal dish. But now i understand what it is and this will be great.
I aggre about strawberries and lemon. It would be waste of time.
What you think for next? another layer before the final or you will start with the final? I prefer the second choice. The paint is excellent as it is. With your superb details in the second layer it will be a masterpiece.

I noticed that you paint quicker with this , although it is more complex. Perhaps this painting gives you more motivation because have many interesting areas and more colours.

It is very enjoyable for me to looking at it!

Thank you Allan for the wip , i am learning from you many many many thinks.
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Alan, You are a true master of this technique. I enjoy watching your progress.
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What you think for next? another layer before the final or you will start with the final? I prefer the second choice. The paint is excellent as it is. With your superb details in the second layer it will be a masterpiece.

I noticed that you paint quicker with this , although it is more complex. Perhaps this painting gives you more motivation because have many interesting areas and more colours.

It is very enjoyable for me to looking at it!

Thank you Allan for the wip , i am learning from you many many many thinks.

You're more than welcome, Vasilios. Your works are very inspiring to me as well!

I go quickly with this layer as there is no paint mixing/matching - it's all brown! I'm so exacting with my paint mixing and matching that the color layers take longer. Plus, I often mix the exact color, then change my mind and make that area brighter/darker/more colorful, etc. after I already took the time to match the 'right' color.

As for what's next:
I'm putting in pure white highlights right now in the places where very light colors will be in the final layer. For me this often helps the final image, it can mean the difference between needing or not needing an extra layer of color.

After these highlights are in, I will go right to color, starting at the background and then pretty much following the direction I started the painting in: background, flower, framed picture, vase, grapes, etc. I may jump around a little later, not sure yet.

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Alan, You are a true master of this technique. I enjoy watching your progress.

Thank you so much Bill, it's about 6 years of trying what works from other artists (including of course, yourself) and refining it to what works for me.
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Alan,
Fantastic under-painting. I'm eager to see the color start getting laid in. The detail is magnificent and appeals to my meticulous nature, since I too am a detail fanatic.

Keep it up, this one is world class so far. :thumbs

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Old 09-15-2017, 01:27 PM
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Another great painting in the making !!
Thanks a lot for the efforts you have taken to photograph and to explain .Not easy , Yet you have done it time and again .
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Fantastic under-painting. I'm eager to see the color start getting laid in. The detail is magnificent and appeals to my meticulous nature, since I too am a detail fanatic.

Keep it up, this one is world class so far.

Thanks so much. The color's gonna start next week but it'll be some pretty tame background stuff for the wallpaper. When the fruit and flower get going, the color will really fly

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Another great painting in the making !!
Thanks a lot for the efforts you have taken to photograph and to explain .Not easy , Yet you have done it time and again .

Thanks wc, I'm happy to show my progress and explain my techniques. Good to know so many get enjoyment out of these threads!
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Your technique is very interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

Personally I usually do a "grisaille", but I think I will test your way for the underpainting stage.

I'm waiting for the next update.
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Impressive work! Can't wait to see the next stage!
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Your technique is very interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

Personally I usually do a "grisaille", but I think I will test your way for the underpainting stage.

Thank you boop934, I've used grisaille many times, both instead of an umber layer and on top of one, and just prefer my underpainting method as it goes a little quicker (don't have to mix up gray tones, just using thinned umber).

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Impressive work! Can't wait to see the next stage!

Thank you Galina, the next stage will be coming soon, then I'm on to color
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Looking great so far. A lot going on, a lot to keep my eye dancing around the composition.
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Always a treat to watch your paintings progress, Alan.

I particularly like the humor in this one.
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