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Old 03-10-2005, 09:00 PM
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Re: Paint/draw from the same reference - March 2005

Steve, great skin tones on this. I think you've captured him well.

Feelingguilty, I'm glad you were able to upload this! I like the loose look of your portrait. The conte works great for the light areas. Thanks for sharing this, and I hope you will join us again.

Foxyfeline, this is a great start! There are all levels of artists participating in this, and we all learn something from each other. But it is not a competition, and your progress will be exciting to watch. I can't wait to see your updates!

greenhoop, so glad to see you stopping in. Wonderful work on this. You have a definite style that is apparent in your work.

Michelle, wow, please describe your technique. This is terrific!

ThinMan, you have really gotten a handle on the colored pencils in a short amount of time. This is a very impressive beginning with them.
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Old 03-11-2005, 09:46 AM
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Re: Paint/draw from the same reference - March 2005

Well, after my 'so-so' effort at the lady in the red scarf, I turned my hand to the black youth... more satisfied with the results this time... the eye-hand thing is working better again... proportions aren't 'quite there' though... face is a little too long, facial hair not prominent enough... etc etc...

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Old 03-11-2005, 04:11 PM
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Re: Paint/draw from the same reference - March 2005

These are both exceptionally good photos, the basis for some very exciting portraits. I truly enjoy seeing everyone's versions of these portraits. I think I am learning something, certainly can compare them to mine and maybe see what I need to improve, occasionally can see something I actually did better! This is the graphite version, hope to start over and do it in watercolor next.
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Re: Paint/draw from the same reference - March 2005

I see many awesome results here....I love the freehand versions...

I did a freehand version myself, just looking at the photo on the monitor...
I tried no measuring, no grids or any other 'aide tool', done just by look and 'feel', although not much likeness this is an 'all-mine' effort, hope I get better some day...



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Re: Paint/draw from the same reference - March 2005

Hi everyone lots of good sketches and paintings posted since i was last here,haven't been that well for the last week,but managed some progress on my watercolour of mouscous.


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Re: Paint/draw from the same reference - March 2005

I have been lurking and admiring the great work of sooo many artists. I'm almost (but not quite) embarassed to add my work to the list. But I'm gonna do it anyway. Of course I'm interested in c and c...this is still WIP and I can tell you the nose has gone and come at least three times (and may go again).
The ground is watercolor paper surfaced with toned pastel primer (two coats); pastels are nupastel for the most part with a few strokes of Rembrandt or Bloxx.
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Hi Everyone,
I'm new here, just joined today. I've been away from painting for a long time now, and I really missed it. I thought I'd give this one a try and it was really fun, I forgot how much I loved to paint....I'm very rusty but I'm going to keep trying. There are so many talented artists here it is very inspiring!
This (if I can get it to upload) is acrylic on watercolor paper
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Re: Paint/draw from the same reference - March 2005

Eileen,

I don't really have much of a technique, really. I started out with a blunt HB pencil and sketched the outlines and features and shaded lightly. To add depth, just kept on adding more and more layers and eventually moved on to 2B, 4B and 6B. I used sharpened pencils for the detail work.

I know a lot of people say you should work with sharp pencils, but I love using blunt pencils. It's so much easier to erase and you don't scratch the paper when you shade.

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That's interesting, Michelle, thanks for explaining your process. Your work has a unique look, and I was curious how you went about it.

Sharon, it's good to see you try this one. I think you did great defining the facial planes.

Connie, I like those highlights on the top of the head - it gives some real dimension to your portrait. I'll look forward to your watercolor version!

Jet! I'd love to comment on this, but don't have my magnifying glass handy, . It looks great from what I can see. Please do share a larger image - you put some work into this, and we'd love to see your work!

Guilli, hope you're feeling better. Your portrait is coming along nicely!

Hi, Mary! Nice modeling of the scarf, and I like your color palette as well. I think you've caught her expression well. I'll look forward to your finish.

April, welcome to the portraiture forum !! You've introduced yourself with a delightful painting! I hope you will continue to share your work here. Looking forward to seeing more from you!
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Re: Paint/draw from the same reference - March 2005

I really studied the pencil drawing I posted a few days ago and think that the worst fault was that the face was too short. I guess I overreacted when I sketched this out for the painting. Now his face is too long. Things never look the same when lightly drawn as when they have color added. And watercolor is fairly unforgiving, so that will be the way it stays. I know, for instance, that the irises are too large, but can't erase the dark paint. But for a first real painting of a portrait, I am satisfied.
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Jet! I'd love to comment on this, but don't have my magnifying glass handy, . It looks great from what I can see. Please do share a larger image - you put some work into this, and we'd love to see your work!

Eileen, Sorry for the confusion!!..
.I guess it was my fault, for not placing a legend earlier...

Please, Click on the picture to see a larger image--->...

Thanks for reviewing... Comments, Suggestions and accurate Nit-Picking are always Very Welcome !!

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Re: Paint/draw from the same reference - March 2005

I did this one for a WDE a while back but thought I'd post it here because it was a turning point for me in overcoming my fear of portraits. It is done in pastel and was done in under the two hour time limit...to my great surprise!


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Re: Paint/draw from the same reference - March 2005

Here is my version of the lovely lady in the shawl. This is watercolor and I used a layering method talked about in the August 2004 WaterColor Magic magazine. The artist is Charles Novich. Various washes of yellow ochre, burnt sienna, ultram blue,alizerin and cad red light were used. I liked the result and will try it again. There are some glaring errors which I cant do much about this time around but look forward to using this method with my next portrait. CC's welcome!
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Connie, great job on your first portrait painting! The unforgiving nature of watercolor has led me far away from it, since I am in need of a forgiving medium ! But you seem to have an affinity for it.

Jet, LOL, you are so clever with the computer! However did you manage to make that a click on???? I like your freehand sketch very much. The only small suggestion I have would be to use tones rather than lines on the eyes and ears, which you have done quite successfully with the rest of your portrait.

Mikki, this sounds like it was a breakthrough portrait for you! Thanks for sharing it here.

Deborah, great to see you joining in, and lovely job on that scarf! Can't wait to see more of your work.
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great work everybody! here's mine.
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