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Old 08-04-2009, 07:09 PM
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Re: Portrait from a digital photo without tracing

Wow
Very interesting. i will work on being able to use a digital photo program properly.

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Re: Portrait from a digital photo without tracing

Wonderful! I have never thought of doing this. I almost always work from photos and this would be such a help-thanks. Somtimes, i may know something is off, but can't "put my finger on it"-this could be the remedy! Thanks!!
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WOWW!!! Thank you so much, Tali. I love your portrait work! I have been wondering how I was going to be able to afford the teacher and books I would need to learn portrait painting, and God has answered my prayers through you. I have been crying, while watching your beautiful painting and the wonderful simple instructions you have used, so that we can all learn to paint from you. Thank you very much.
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Re: Portrait from a digital photo without tracing

Thank you Tali. I have enjoyed reading your process. I could never understand the grid (armature or golden mean)you were using. But after your explanation, I tried to do it myself and I think for the first time I am understanding it! Thank-you!!!
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Thanks for sharing your image/science/data procedure Tali. Much to learn from
your art. I'll visit often....glh
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Brilliant post, thanks for taking the time for showing us through this one!
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dear tali,

words fail to express my gratitude after having gone through your thread. the desire to paint is gratifying but always comes along with a deep sense of helplessness ,cos one cannot channel the thought processes with clarity.

your thread adds some sense to my madness , and im so very thankful to you.i respect you as an artist, but even more as a good person, cos you pass it forward. thank you
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Re: Portrait from a digital photo without tracing

Thank you all. I'm so glad my mad rammblings have made some sort of sense. Painting is such a fulfilling journey. And while quite a personal one, I believe strongly that it is meant to be shared. I am still learning every day. Were I to document another portrait today, it would be a completely different process. But that's the fun of being an artist--enjoying the journey! Again, thank you for the encouragement--it's made my day.
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This is wonderfully helpful. Thank you.
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Re: Portrait from a digital photo without tracing

I liked this a lot! Thanks for sharing your knowledge!
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Hello....this is my first post. I enjoyed reading your thread and I hope that I will eventually be able to achieve this type of work. Needless to say, I am impressed.

As an adult new artist I have been trying to teach myself everything - mostly through copying and thru trial and error. The internet helps a lot.

Along the vein of "there's no such thing as a stupid question" I would like to ask how you go about transferring your computer image onto the canvas. You mentioned "tiling" and "acetate", and it looks as though you are printing some of your image on your computer (on acetate?) and somehow using that to transfer the image.

If it isn't too much trouble would you mind explaining how to do this? My technique has been to print out my image, punch little holes around the perimeter using a finishing nail, taping the 'punched' image to the canvas and then marking each punched hole with a little dot using a pencil. Then I come back and "connect the dots" so to speak. That is enough to give me my proportions and a few 'landmarks'.

There has got to be a simpler way! Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance for not laughing (at least not so that I can hear/see you)!

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Re: Portrait from a digital photo without tracing

Thank you too.
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Re: Portrait from a digital photo without tracing

headed over here from the pastels forum. I am not a portrait painter, but I appreciated this enormously, it is a brilliant tutorial and a very generous one too.

I was SHOCKED however, to see how the painting "aged", I have never heard of such a thing before. Is this because of the paints you were using, those watermixable ones? Does it always happen with oil paints? As a pastellist, I had no idea that this could happen.

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Old 12-17-2012, 07:22 AM
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Re: Portrait from a digital photo without tracing

fascinating, i love taking advantage of computer technology
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Re: Portrait from a digital photo without tracing

Thank you so much for this instruction, and for sharing your knowledge and your beautiful work. As a beginner, I struggle with identifying values in a picture, and with your step by step guide for the computer editing, I think I might finally be able to move forward...thank you again for helping us combine the both of the technical and artistic world!
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