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Reply #135 on: October 08, 2014, 03:55:42 PM
Doina gave you the best advice. I know it's exciting to jump in and do the entire face right away, but taking the steps to learn how to paint each feature first will make you, and your painting, so much stronger....
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Reply #136 on: October 08, 2014, 08:34:54 PM
Hi again, I really like your portrait. I had enough time to study him. I believe that if you do some small adjustments you can have a beautiful more modern interpretation. Take a good look at the picture and then you can see where you can take some of the shades out; like: on the left side he does not have a beard, he is clean shaved that means that the dark color under the ear should be slowly remove with a wet brush. Be careful not to be to rough to damage the paper. wet the ardea and then blot with a paper towel. Same under the neck (marul lui Adam) lighten up slowly. Remove as much as you can from the mustache, and so on.... Please do not start another one in this manner, you will learn a lot from trying to improve this one. If you want me to write you in romanian, please send me an e-mail. Good luck, :gl2: :gl2: Doina
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Reply #137 on: October 09, 2014, 04:22:06 PM
Oh, thanks Doina.
Unfortunately can not make corrections, the paper is thin.
I tried to catch first of all features in pencil and then I didn't resisted and i tried to color him on this paper.
But do not worry, I'll practice and the next will be much better (or not?!) ;)

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Ilinca=my name
Gr?me?ti=my grandparents' village
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Reply #138 on: October 11, 2014, 10:38:45 AM

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For how long I worked on this portrait, particularly on his adornment of capillary as gratitude  he should... marry me (my husband might divorce  because of the time granted). :2funny:

Any comment, positive or negative is welcomed.
Ilinca ot Gramesti

Ilinca=my name
Gr?me?ti=my grandparents' village
ot= like "de" from Antoine de Saint-Exupery

(I have to use Google translation, please excuse)


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Reply #139 on: October 11, 2014, 10:52:58 AM
Ilinca,

This portrait is excellent.  Looks like you have really captured his likeness.

aloha

mea
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Reply #140 on: October 11, 2014, 12:57:37 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Wow what an improvement from your first .   The only thing is on the left side of the paper you needs to add the depth inside the ear. Excellent painting I like the little hairs here and there.


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Reply #141 on: October 11, 2014, 02:18:46 PM
Big improvement!  :clap:
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Reply #142 on: October 13, 2014, 07:10:02 PM
 :thankyou: all for your time.
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Ilinca=my name
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ot= like "de" from Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Reply #143 on: October 27, 2014, 06:19:12 AM
Finally got mine finished. You all did great jobs on your guys, I just had to try him too.
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Reply #144 on: October 27, 2014, 09:06:34 AM
Nice work, Diane.  You did well on this.  Great hair.

aloha

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Reply #145 on: October 27, 2014, 12:04:22 PM
Very nice work.  :clap:
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Reply #146 on: October 27, 2014, 02:49:52 PM
Thank you Natalie and Mea.
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Reply #147 on: October 27, 2014, 08:28:32 PM
Ilinca and Diane, both excellent paintings :clap: :clap: :clap: Diane your portrait is a bit pale but that does not worry me as I am looking at the application of the techniques - which you have captured very well O0
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Reply #148 on: October 28, 2014, 04:31:26 AM
Dennis, I'm still finding color a bit intimidating. I will be trying to get braver.
He needs a trip to the tropics! Thank you for your nice comment.
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Reply #149 on: October 28, 2014, 06:09:11 PM
Ilinca and Diane, both excellent paintings :clap: :clap: :clap: Diane your portrait is a bit pale but that does not worry me as I am looking at the application of the techniques - which you have captured very well O0


Much esteemed and beloved teacher,

I am very happy and proud to announce that I was accepted to Popular Art School. I opted for the Iconography section lasting two years.

Twice a week for 4-6 hours, along with some colleagues will learn  :painting:  Byzantine icons. For now we are working in egg tempera on wood.

Two months ago I had not even dare to dream of something like this but I met Cosmos flowers, Paintbasket and Dennis Clark.

Dennis, I am deeply grateful that you made me to dare.

I will also go further with watercolor lessons on Paintbasket.

 :thankyou: :flowers:



Ilinca ot Gramesti

Ilinca=my name
Gr?me?ti=my grandparents' village
ot= like "de" from Antoine de Saint-Exupery

(I have to use Google translation, please excuse)