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Old 01-26-2005, 06:14 PM
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Re: Paint/draw from the same reference!

Thankyou Ant Carlos,

I think you did what I guessed but in different order. I wouldn't have brought the hair into it, but I think it's one of those areas that stumps people. When I first started painting I tried to paint every single strand of hair...it seems logical, but it just didn't work. Now I do a base color and use the tonal values for shape. But then that's how it is for everything now, I shade better, but it took, and is still taking practice.

I have to admit I'm a bit jealous that you put the bubble in. Was what I would have done, but then you had it in allready, while I was still trying to get features down(I don't trace, because I'm trying to improve my drawing skills, and well, if I trace I'll fall backwards). I was going to put it in because he's definitely looking at something, and lately I've been practicing bubbles and droplets of water(glass is next on my list of excercises). But I'm happy with my choice of a sparrow. I think it's a good challenge, not as tricky as the hand is, but the feathers will be good practice, since I'm really good at individual feathers and need to get the hang of painting the impression of feathers(I get too carried away with details and I'm trying to break myself of the habit).

I was worried I'd have to trade a sparrow for a butterfly, but I ran a search for photos of people holding sparrows. I found a photo with an adult holding four sparrows on their index finger. I'm pretty sure a 2 or 3 year old can hold one little sparrow, they're very small, and lightweight.

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I must have run about a thousand searches looking for tasteful, artistic, black and white, nude, photos(with and without the commas). A few months ago I ran a search for nurbs(one of many ways you can make 3d models), it's completely unrelated and yet I found a link to a website with pages and pages of high-res, artistic, black and white, photos of supermodels. They're really high quality and obviously from various fashion magazines(mainly European ones I think). They're probably copyright protected, but excelent for practicing.

If anyone wants the link PM me, or else a mod can say if it's okay to post the link in the forums. Obviously you can't just copy the pics and post them as original art, but I'm sure nobody would mind if you use them for practicing drawing and painting the human form. By supermodels, I'm talking about the girls from the "golden age" of supermodels, Cindy, Christy, Naomi, etc...
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Old 01-27-2005, 08:47 AM
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Re: Paint/draw from the same reference!

Nolita - you sure do know how to hold someone's interest, but, I am not a young person - so hurry up or at least post a wip. Sandra
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Old 01-28-2005, 08:42 AM
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Re: Paint/draw from the same reference!

Hi every one i just wanted to post an updated version of my pastel of nick. I am titling this piece " Moon child" . I went Back in and made a few subtle changes. This is a much better picture He was a great reference to use so elieen thanks to you for posting this thread!!


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Old 01-28-2005, 08:54 AM
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Very nice, Carol. Beautiful interpretation of Nick.
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Old 01-29-2005, 01:12 AM
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Re: Paint/draw from the same reference!

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Very nice and imaginitive, wonderful to see people thinking outsi9de of the square, not just copying. Very encouraging and challenging.
More please
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Old 01-29-2005, 08:57 AM
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Re: Paint/draw from the same reference!

Carol, I love what you've done with this, and the sparkle in his eye really lights up this portrait!
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Old 01-31-2005, 04:03 AM
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Re: Paint/draw from the same reference!

elieen- i went back in and tryed the hot tip from the portrait classroom eyes thread .. It really made a difference!

Striver and vangogh-

thanks a bunch, I plan on doing another version of him from one of the other reference library photos as a sun child. I'll get around to it some day LOL.

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Old 02-21-2005, 10:45 AM
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Okay, I've decided to post as much of little Nick as I have done. It is not finished and I can't work on it anymore as the paper is driving me crazy. I just can't seem to work with it. This is an oil pastel on pastel sabertooth paper. When I bought it to try it seemed smooth, but the texture is really rough. Very frustrating to work on. Here is Nick and I may try him on AS colorfix or Wallis.
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Old 02-21-2005, 10:50 AM
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Very interesting work, here.. way to go, everyone!
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Old 02-22-2005, 12:47 AM
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Feeling guilty not supporting you as intended, as they say "man supposes and SWMBO disposes". Had two G/C for 4 days and lost my sanity. Kitchen alterations gone into major. Chaos rules. Where are everyone else? Please do not lose heart and keep the good work going on. Perhaps N/W I can find a paint brush or pencil.
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Old 02-22-2005, 09:47 PM
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Hi, Pat! Sorry to hear you had to struggle with that paper. But you pulled off a nice sketch of Nick in spite of that. I know you are getting pieces ready for a show, so I'm glad you were able to squeeze this in.

Les, it sounds like you are buried in renovations and family, LOL! I hope you can see your way clear to join us one of these days. I always look forward to your posts .

Mario, jump on in, the water's fine .
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