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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.

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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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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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