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on: April 05, 2021, 07:29:04 PM
Doing one of my Grandaugter. Will do another Marylin if it works out also.
This is how I'm doing portraits. I haven't gone all the way thru with any this way yet, but so far I think this is going to work out well.
I use cutout filter in photoshop to get this effect. I number the values. I will number the values accordingly on my palette with real paint.
Paint these in and softly blend them. I get as close as i can with the values. But I anticipate small adjusting later on. Feel a bit like I'm painting by numbers, but who cares if i spent 10 years or 10 days on a painting. It's the outcome.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #1 on: April 07, 2021, 07:17:58 AM
Very interesting.
I don't even know how to use Photoshop lol.
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see"


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Reply #2 on: April 08, 2021, 01:21:43 AM
If you had photoshop I'd be glad to help out. I think this is similar to squinting. Except that this defines the values much more distinctly. Otherwise, for me it's quite difficult with a continuous visual value spectrum to go by. I could do it, but this seems like a good alternative. I have my paint piles on palette numbered and ready to go.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #3 on: April 11, 2021, 05:33:21 PM
Doing one of my Grandaugter. Will do another Marylin if it works out also.
This is how I'm doing portraits. I haven't gone all the way thru with any this way yet, but so far I think this is going to work out well.
I use cutout filter in photoshop to get this effect. I number the values. I will number the values accordingly on my palette with real paint.
Paint these in and softly blend them. I get as close as i can with the values. But I anticipate small adjusting later on. Feel a bit like I'm painting by numbers, but who cares if i spent 10 years or 10 days on a painting. It's the outcome.


Exactly.  It's the outcome.  Intriguing fusion of avenues.
The time it (a work) takes is the time it takes.


 

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