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Old 07-07-2004, 05:53 AM
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Re: Watercolor WIP - Portrait in stages

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I found a photo (will do a man also) and will get it drawn up but only have arches hot press paper I am hoping that will do, I would like to paint following in the steps you have used may I ask questions if I am unsure.
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Old 07-07-2004, 10:42 AM
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Re: Watercolor WIP - Portrait in stages

hi Glenda,

arches hot press will be perfect for that purpose, i mostly use that or, as in this case, fabriano hot pressed (satinated) ....... can u post the photo you will use as a reference? you can always ask questions!!!!

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I found a photo (will do a man also) and will get it drawn up but only have arches hot press paper I am hoping that will do, I would like to paint following in the steps you have used may I ask questions if I am unsure.
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Old 07-07-2004, 10:44 AM
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Re: Watercolor WIP - Portrait in stages

yes, Glenda, go ahead, start drawing!!!!!

it is good to have you join me, and the other!!!!

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I am impressed, your work is outstanding I'm going to join in and know I'll learn a lot. My first portrait (always been to chicken to try) I watched Genna's portrait come to life and was itching to get going but between family and work.
I'm going to start drawing right now.
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Re: Watercolor WIP - Portrait in stages

a new stage here - ive been working on the eyes, using the same dark tone as in the rest of the painting. ive done something extra to the beard-area: i added 2 washes of cerulean blue there to indicate unshavedness - something i know his wife likes very much about him. i am also exagerating the dark values there, to add contrast, to make it look not so smooth as in the photo.

i always add blue washes to shaved skin in mens faces.
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next stage and eyes -

i continued on the face by painting on dry paper - the old masters technique that is normally done in oils by setting one pencil stroke next to the other - and continued working on the eyes, ive enclosed one detail shot. i left more light in the eyes than shown in the reference photo to give them more expression and let them shine more ....

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Re: Watercolor WIP - Portrait in stages

Andy.....this is looking awesome, the eyes are gorgeous, am watching this very closely, this is very informative, and I am rating this thread.........
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Stephie,

im so glad you like this WIP!!!!! i hope you ll start one portrait, too!!! it is easier than we all think!

what does "rating" this thread mean?

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Re: Watercolor WIP - Portrait in stages

Those eyes are much more than a bit of watercolour paint! Wow!! How did you get that bright blue and how did you get the texture in the blue. It is brilliant.

Love the WIP, love the painting so far.
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hi Soap,

it is pure cerulean blue, just a slight wash over the iris first, the paint very diluted. then let it dry. then paint in the blue as if you were painting a star, the pubilla the middle (take a closer look at the close up, then youll see). it makes "stary" eyes, very sparkling. the outside of the pupilla is darker, also the shadow on the iris, that is caused by the upper lid .....

any more questions, just ask!!!!

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next stage, i have followed my painting stragety ... worked on the eyes, i have enclosed one close up of the face and one close up of one eye (he has actually got 2, LOL ....)

i have done some work on his eyebrows ... still the same skintone i used from the very beginning, darkened with blue ....

for those trying out what i am doing here: remember to prepare enough of this basic skintone and store in a little bottle or another container you can shut. it is better to prepare more than youll need, to be on the safe side. you need that basic skintone from the very beginning until the finish - i also always compose the color for the hair with it!!!!

i hope youre enjoying my humble efforts!!!!

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Re: Watercolor WIP - Portrait in stages

friends, now here is what else i did to this portrait yesterday before going to sleep. ive added some orange where i thought it was needed, added some pure rose madder genuine to some parts. i stll left the ears out, they are a bitt tricky ..... but they will be ok ......

im off for the weekend, will post again on sunday!!!!!!! have a nice weekend you all!!!!!

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Re: Watercolor WIP - Portrait in stages

Andy, greetings from Australia to Austria!!! I had a look at your site the other day and when I came across this thread all I could say was WOW!!!!!! Your skill with watercolour is that of a true craftsman. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this thread tonight.
Thankyou, from the bottom of my heart.
Your work is sheer brilliance. Masterclass indeed!!!
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Re: Watercolor WIP - Portrait in stages

Hi Andy
I am so totally in awe of your artistic talent, it is amazing to watch your portrait come to life and your step by step instruction is easy to follow and explained well. I got as far as the drawing so far and am reasonably satisfied
although I know my efforts will not be very professional I'll be happy just to achieve a learning curve. If I start off okay I'll post it in the portrait thread as a very unprofessional WIP. And this thread definately does deserve a rating.
Many thanks for your tuition
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Re: Watercolor WIP - Portrait in stages

Andy, I think it's wonderful that you are taking the time to do this WIP. You make it look so easy (but I know it's not)! Watercolor is not my medium, but I almost feel that I could pick up a brush and follow along. Do you do any teaching? If not, I think you'd make a great teacher!
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Re: Watercolor WIP - Portrait in stages

hey, greetings back to Australia!

i am sure glad you like my little WIP, im sharing what i learned through the last 2,5 years that ive been painting ...... and i love to share ...... i hope youre doing a portrait at this moment ....



cheers

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