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Here are few recent oil sketches where I was experimenting with refracted light and rippled effects. C&C welcome, and thanks for looking





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Thanks John, I appreciate the feedback
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These are wonderful! Would you share your technique?
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hello
fascinating idea , and , to me ,
well articulated for the face
and the colour/saturation
within a ' video speed/hang ' effect ( 'Matrix' ? ) .

i'm not familiar with this approach .
Chuck Close is what i would relate to
or the Max Headroom/talking head videos .
i'm sure there is way more that i should see .

very enjoyable

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beautiful work!!!



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Thanks very much Andy.

Crafor and Ed - as for technique I start with a standard classical portrait then start playing around with the palette knife, adding concentrated pigments which (hopefully) would mix optically to resemble the underlying skin tone (like Chuck Close).

The vertical strokes are closely spaced around the brightest highlight then alternate with blurred passages to form ripples, something like viewing the subject through a window while it's raining.

The tricky thing is that I have to work wet on wet which can turn messy if I fiddle with it too much. But I kind of like the rhythmic tension between abstraction and realism.

I got the idea from videos (yes, Matrix and Talking Heads among others) and also from contemporary artists such as:

Alyssa Monks


Paul Wright


Daniel Ochoa


Andy Denzler


All masters, for sure, but it's fun trying out some of their ideas. Thanks for commenting.
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Well you certainly have your own thing goin on here and its a good thing and I personally also like all of these. Differant, and visually interesting to hold the veiwer.
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Thank you. These are just wonderful.
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Love your work, and I like that you've put a little more detail than the examples of other artists' work that you've shown.
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Your work is amazing, I love them all. Very inspirational. Thanks for the links to the other artists too.

Please keep your work coming, I look forward to more
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Thanks very much Carolkay, Crafor, Lulu, and Darius
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wow wow wow - so creative and totally cool! wish I could let loose like that - you will be a great success with these!!!! thanks for sharing!
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