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Old 02-29-2000, 01:48 PM
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Why is the Doc getting so defensive? There are good and bad reviews on all work. They are just opinions that we all have. I do think he went overboard on his rebuttal and sort of acted childish if you ask me. (My opinion) I appreciate seeing Sandy stand up for her opinion, and may I add, in a professional manner.....Crow

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Old 03-31-2000, 02:47 PM
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I know I'm late coming in on this one but...

The doctor got defensive because he was rather bluntly told that his method was wrong. I would also be defensive!

There is more than one way to pluck a chicken, so to speak.

The best artists can start anywhere on a figure and end up with great results.

Remember different does not equal wrong, necessarily.

And for what it's worth (you can judge for yourselves, I know), I also always begin with the eyes!

Let's not be so pedantic! This is art, after all.

Cindy Agathocleous

"What if imagination and art are not, as many of us might think, the frosting on life, but the fountainhead of human experience?" - Rollo May from The Courage to Create
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Old 03-31-2000, 06:41 PM
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Cindy - agree that the best artists can begin anywhere or use any technique and end up with a good result. But the critique here is that not that this is just art - this is about teaching art Dr. Hevener may paint in any way he wants - put for the beginner this is simply not looked upon as a good method (as many have pointed out above).

It can be very difficult to get the values correct, and colors consistent (as you can see in the result). A colorist aproach may be different.
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Old 04-01-2000, 10:05 PM
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cindy,,,this is not about the portrait. this is about learning to bring a realistic painting along in as easy a way possible. doc's method is wrought with hurdles. and as you said,,,,,the BEST artists can work in any method.....milt
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