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on: April 21, 2014, 01:28:53 PM

Here is my finished portrait. I have fiddled and fiddled and finally had to say enough. It is almost there. My husband saw it and identified Bruce Willis. The lighting on him was extremely harsh - lots of darks and highlights. The mid tones were very difficult to see. Any constructive criticism will be greatfully appreciated.

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Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 02:01:44 PM
Excellent job Peggy  :heeha:   I recognized him right away when I saw it on the forum lineup!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Captured that look perfectly.  O0


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Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 02:26:16 PM
Nice work, Peggy.  Definitely recognizable.  You did an excellent job.

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Reply #3 on: April 21, 2014, 03:02:29 PM
 :thankyou: Mea and Val. I am pleased that you recognized him. I did a portrait of James Woods that just didn't work. Will have to go back and try him again.

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Reply #4 on: April 21, 2014, 05:23:11 PM
Great work Peggy. O0

I haven't done my portraiture course yet, so I can't say much about the harsh lighting etc, but as far as I can see you have done extremely well in capturing the likeness of Elmer Fudd!   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Just kidding...

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Reply #5 on: April 21, 2014, 05:49:44 PM
Batman, well, tha-t-t-t's gr-gr-ea-ea-t  lol

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Reply #6 on: April 21, 2014, 06:03:17 PM
Great drawing Peggy. You have captured that look of Bruce! Well done. :clap:  :clap:  :clap:

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Reply #7 on: April 21, 2014, 06:53:16 PM
 :heeha: Elmer Fudd?! I actually thought it was you Bman!!!!  :2funny:


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Reply #8 on: April 21, 2014, 08:25:53 PM
 :heeha: :clap: :clap: :clap: awesome job of capturing the likeness Peggy, including the sly smirk that he always has :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

just the shading on the temple bothers me, can you post the reference so I can have a peep?


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Reply #9 on: April 22, 2014, 01:24:01 AM
Peggy you did it justice, Bruce looks great. :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #10 on: April 22, 2014, 08:46:38 AM
Peggy, as a fan of Bruce Willis I recognised him straight away. Love the cheeky look. It is so him. Great job Peggy.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #11 on: April 22, 2014, 01:41:54 PM

Nolan, Here's the reference photo. I had a hard time with the shading on the temple. I kept darkening and lifting, couldn't get it to suit. It does look much lighter off the computer screen. Any suggestions will be gratefully appreciated. :)

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Reply #12 on: April 22, 2014, 01:43:27 PM
 :thankyou: Dorothy, Danielle and Harwent. Your comments are appreciated.
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Reply #13 on: April 24, 2014, 07:23:43 AM
just use the round part of your kneaded eraser to soften the temple area, your tonal value is just a shade or two too dark O0


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Reply #14 on: April 28, 2014, 01:44:53 PM
Thanks Nolan, I did it and it looks better.

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