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Title: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: nolan on May 06, 2014, 10:43:30 PM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone stay on topic in this thread. Thank You

Get access to the class HERE (http://www.paintbasket.com/paintbaskettv/live-online-art-class.php?class=portrait-painting-qna-488)

Before the class please print out the templates HERE (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/pencil/16-hyper-realistic-template.pdf)

Here is one of the drawings we will work on in class:

Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Minny1 on May 07, 2014, 11:56:32 PM
Blue tac can be found in Canada under the name of Tac-n-stik at Walmart.It works just fine.
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 08, 2014, 02:59:48 AM
I bought  a similar product at a local office supply store in Honolulu under the name UHU Tac.  Was $2.49 for a 3 oz. package on sale.  It's white and works better than the kneaded erasers I've tried.  Made in Germany.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Bev S. on May 08, 2014, 09:15:34 AM
 :thankyou:  Nolan for a very informative and interesting lesson. . . or should I say lessons for there was a tremendous amount of information packed into that last class! You answered all my questions and more, thanks again!!
 
Thanks for that info, Nancy. . .I'll check out our local Walmart for some "Tac-n-stick"!
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Danielle123 on May 08, 2014, 01:19:44 PM
The blue tack i purchased in Canada is a Staples brand, not good.  :thankyou: Nancy  I will have to try Wallmart for that one and Mea i will also verify if they that white one.   :thankyou: all for you info.
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Danielle123 on May 14, 2014, 09:13:07 PM
Finely here it goes my realistic portrait.  A part closup and full view. :sweat: :sweat: click on the picture to see it right side up 
any criticisme is welcome. 
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Steven on May 14, 2014, 09:53:11 PM
Magnifique Danielle! :clap: :clap:  You are crazy good with graphite, such a great sense of mind's eye to paper translation!  Talk about rheumy eye... this will be the new dictionary picture next to the definition, make that the French/English dictionary!  :2funny:
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Danielle123 on May 14, 2014, 10:06:36 PM
 :thankyou: Steven for the nice compliment. " Rheumy eye",  new word for me, I had to ask my husband.   O0
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Happychappy on May 14, 2014, 10:36:38 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, Danielle, your work is outstanding and this portrait is just fantastic.   Great job.


Patricia
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 14, 2014, 11:41:51 PM
Excellent, Danielle, except that the eyeball keeps grabbing my attention.  The pupil seems to have a tail, like an apostrophe.

Other wise, it is very well done.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Danielle123 on May 15, 2014, 02:18:52 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia, so much you alway lift my spirit with your comments . :-*
 :thankyou: Mea for your lovely comments.  I know it seem strange but this is a closeup picture and that is I think the silouette of a lady taking the picture.  You can see the original on the first page that Nolan posted.  Bot thank you for paying attention.  :-*
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: nolan on May 15, 2014, 02:45:38 AM
magnificent Danielle :congrats: :not_worthy: :cloud9:
why do you have more time than me to finish the drawing :knuppel2:
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 15, 2014, 02:52:58 AM
OH, I checked it out -- I see what you mean.  Yikes, it looks like there's a duck standing next to the lady photographer.

You did such an excellent job on this. (minus the duck, though)

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: JayJ on May 15, 2014, 04:06:02 AM
Excellent drawing as always Daneille!
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: sally13 on May 15, 2014, 06:19:20 AM
Gee wiz, Danielle, people are gonna start thinking you are a photographer before long. Very realistic :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Bev S. on May 15, 2014, 10:18:15 AM
 O0 O0 Incroyable, Danielle votre travail s'améliore à pas de géant! Bon pour vous. . . . quelle est la prochaine????? Possibly a selfie portrait?? Or one of you as a baby? Can't wait for your next amazing entry. . . . .no pressure though. . . none at all!!! :2funny:
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Val on May 15, 2014, 12:29:22 PM
(https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50396/1508575.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)  Brilliant! I am so looking forward to being able to see the classes I have been missing. It's very exciting seeing the work that is being posted!  :heeha:

Can't wait to see your seagull Danielle!  :yippee:
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Danielle123 on May 15, 2014, 01:52:54 PM
Nolan  :thankyou: for your word of encouragement. 
             I have more time to draw than you Nolan cause I am retired,  :yippee: no young kids, no teaching, no computer tech.  One thing, i kind of cheated a bit on some part of the face, I squigled ( figure 8)  :blush: i hope this is accetable.  I was loosing my patience, :pullhair: yes me ;D ;D ;D

Mea, you are nit picking me (a duck)  ;) ;D ;D ;D that was actualy Nolan's version I though it was the picture he posted on this.

Jay and Sally  :thankyou:  for the lovely comment, your encouragement is trully appreciated.  :)

Bev  :thankyou: as always for the encouragement.  Très bien dit ta phrase en français, toi aussi tu t'améliore dans ton français.  Merci pour ton effort.  - selfie not for a long time :) but in the near future I may make my daughter when she was young ( from a picture my hubby and I cherrish) but I want to do it in colour. So you will have to wait :whistle: :whistle: :D
Val  :thankyou: also for your encouragement.    O0  . Sorry I did not purchase the class for the bird. Trying to learn on my own for now.  It can become pretty expensive if I purchase all I want to do. $$$ :faint:

Wow this is not like me to wright a book. :2funny:
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Tousabella on May 15, 2014, 05:55:55 PM
Danielle.... :flowers:      :flowers:       :flowers:


You are so very talented, and it's such a pleasure to see your work.  Outstanding on your picture....wow.
I sure look forward to more!! 
You have captured so much more than just a photo...Awesome work, Lady!
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Danielle123 on May 15, 2014, 07:51:12 PM
 :thankyou: so much Tusabella you are a sweet heart, your comments warms up my heart  :-*
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: nolan on May 15, 2014, 09:12:59 PM
thought this was interesting about how the face changes with different lighting:
http://pixelbark.com/8664/how-your-face-changes-in-different-lighting (http://pixelbark.com/8664/how-your-face-changes-in-different-lighting)
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Danielle123 on May 16, 2014, 02:16:48 AM
That was an interresting video Nolan
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: jillh on May 16, 2014, 02:44:36 PM
Danielle your old man is brilliantly done.  How incredibly talented you are.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Danielle123 on May 16, 2014, 03:37:27 PM
 :thankyou: for the compliment Jill you are so sweet,  :-*  :-* :smitten: :smitten:
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: cyril on July 27, 2014, 09:32:19 AM
here's my try - any comments for improvement most welcome.

Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Danielle123 on July 27, 2014, 12:34:09 PM
Very beautifull Cyril,  i would just darken him a bit more. Well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: scribe on July 27, 2014, 02:48:11 PM
Cyril, well done!!!! :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Here my drawing-

I have been fiddling with it for several days and decided "enough is enough". This was a great ending for Portrait drawing and I learned a great deal from Nolan.  :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:

I did cheat on this drawing. Tried to erase out the whiskers, but couldn't get them light enough. Adding shading to one side just didn't work. Next I tried using a white colored pencil - didn't work. Finally tied one of my calligraphy "go to's" - Dr. Martin's Bleedproof White and a crow quill pen. Just to be sure I went over the whiskers a second time, once it was thoroughly dry.

Any comments or suggestions will be appreciated.

Peggy
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 27, 2014, 03:25:11 PM
Peggy - Phenomenal job - especially the tiny knitting on the hat.

Cyril - Great drawing - excellent mouth.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: cyril on July 27, 2014, 03:34:10 PM
 :thankyou: Danielle  , Mea  for your comments ,  will wait for some more comments  and than work on it....

 Peggy -  Great drawing , like the  tiny knitting :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: ncwren on July 27, 2014, 03:38:06 PM
Wow. I am just blown away with these drawings.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: jennylynn on July 27, 2014, 06:36:31 PM
peggy & Cyril wow brilliant drawings so well done  O0
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: nolan on July 27, 2014, 09:05:09 PM
Excellent work Peggy and Cyril :cloud9:
Cyril - I agree with Danielle, just darken the sweater so that it fades more into the background. At the moment the tonal value is the same as the neck, so it looks like he has a double chin ;D
Peggy - great tip about the pen, works great :clap: You could also have used the scribe to score the paper O0
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: cyril on July 28, 2014, 01:14:41 AM
 
 :thankyou: Jennylynn, Natalie.

:thankyou: Nolan for the comment. i understand what you say  about the double chin  ;D , will do the correction
 
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: scribe on July 28, 2014, 02:49:32 PM
 :thankyou: Jennylynn

 :thankyou: Nolan - I did try the scribe, but it just didn't show and I didn't want to darken the tones anymore.

Peggy
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: nolan on July 28, 2014, 08:37:09 PM
when using the scribe you must draw over it with the chisel point or it fills in the lines. Doesn't matter, your pen worked just as good, if not better O0
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: scribe on August 01, 2014, 12:58:04 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan. Will try that on another piece soon.

Peggy
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Danielle123 on August 01, 2014, 10:58:34 PM
Peggy you did an awsome job on the hyper realistic drawing. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: CarolHorvath on August 03, 2014, 05:55:08 PM
Wow, everyone did a bang up job on their drawings. I love everyone's knit in the hat. It looks like mine needs more work. Here it is as of today.
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: ncwren on August 03, 2014, 06:38:19 PM
Nice progress Carol.  :clap:
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 03, 2014, 07:09:05 PM
Nice work on the face, carol.  Back to KNITTING 101 for the hat or you could just call it a corduroy cap.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: scribe on August 03, 2014, 08:36:16 PM
 :thankyou: Danielle

Carol - well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: CarolHorvath on August 04, 2014, 04:13:23 PM
Okay, I went back after this guy to fix his hat. I did a little more work on the wrinkles. I have a hard time with wrinkles because I don't want to see them. LOL My guy might be a retired boxing champ.
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 04, 2014, 04:55:08 PM
Much better, Carol.  He's got character with those wrinkles.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: nolan on August 04, 2014, 09:04:14 PM
awesome job, great depth in the face and good details, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: CarolHorvath on August 05, 2014, 04:12:31 AM
 :thankyou:  Nolan..your input gives me encouragement and I am learning patience with my art by your example..and thank you to all who encourages me to do better.  :not_worthy:
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Danielle123 on August 05, 2014, 11:11:17 AM
Beautifully done Carol.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: nolan on August 05, 2014, 09:57:58 PM
drawing is a patient art form
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on February 09, 2015, 11:18:42 AM
I need help guys, lots of it.
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Bellarina on February 09, 2015, 11:45:01 AM
With what Louisa?  This looks awesome
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: BDEddy on February 09, 2015, 12:18:36 PM
Looks really good Louisa!
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on February 09, 2015, 12:31:47 PM
Thank you Robin and Brian. Robin I couldn't get the beard right and the poor guy looks like he needs a nose job. :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Fig Artist on February 09, 2015, 12:35:15 PM
Wow Louisa, so quick.  He is very good and his nose looks just fine to me, lots of character!
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
:flowers:
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on February 09, 2015, 01:02:45 PM
Fiona thank you my friend. :hug:
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Danielle123 on February 09, 2015, 02:06:54 PM
Louisa you did a splendid drawing  :flowers:, all i would do is add a bit more dark in the nostrils.  :yippee:
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: ncwren on February 09, 2015, 02:52:15 PM
I haven't done this lesson so it's hard to know how to critique.
That said it is a marvelous drawing.  :clap:
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on February 09, 2015, 03:17:00 PM
Thank you Danielle and Natalie. Danielle maybe that's what's wrong with the nose. I will fix it. :hug:
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 09, 2015, 04:02:44 PM
Louisa,

Great face.  Danielle has a point about the nostrils, but the nose shape would be perfect if he were a fighter - which he looks like.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on February 09, 2015, 04:54:55 PM
Ha ha Mea, sure he needs a nose job. :flowers: :hug:
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Lisa gale on February 10, 2015, 02:07:50 AM
Wow he came out great, if you didn't mention about his nose I wouldn't have even noticed
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: nolan on February 10, 2015, 09:25:39 PM
awesome job Louisa, your best drawing yet :congrats: :cloud9:

what is bothering you about the nose is the tip - the nose goes darker as the tip rounds off to the bottom of the nose, just add that shading in and it will look great O0
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Vidar on November 15, 2015, 01:34:00 PM
This was really difficult  :sweat:
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Happychappy on November 15, 2015, 03:27:52 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, Vidar, an excellent drawing.  You are really good.   Patricia
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 15, 2015, 05:00:22 PM
Vidar,

You did wonderfully well on this portrait.  I particularly like the way you made the freckles (or age spots?) on his skin look so real.  Mine always come out like polka dots.  Yours blend so nicely into the skin.

Good!  Goood!!  Gooood!!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: nolan on November 15, 2015, 08:42:30 PM
it is difficult, and very time consuming, to draw hyper realistic, but you are off to a great start.  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Just keep practicing, as your eye and hand get better you will eventually see and get more and more detail in your drawings O0
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Vidar on November 15, 2015, 10:27:47 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia, Mea and Nolan  :)
Title: Re: 16 - Portrait QnA - Hyper Realistic
Post by: Val on December 15, 2015, 10:54:54 PM
 :congrats:   Well done Vidar!  :clap: :clap: :clap: