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on: July 13, 2014, 06:52:08 AM
    I know, I may have seem to disappear so suddenly  ;D . I swear its for a good reason :2funny: .  After doing the first eye study, I noticed right away that I really need to roll up my sleeves to learn good color mixing study/lesson. So I stopped with the portrait studies.
    I ordered the DVD recommended by PB on color mixing, Richard Robinson's - Mastering Color. Its great and very informative but I thought its more of Landscapes. I know it could apply to anything. I want more on how the color theory concepts then apply to portraits.
    My search then lead me to buy 2 books. They seem to be top recommendations from good artists. Alla Prima by Richard Scmidt and Color Mixing Van Wyk Way by Helen Van Wyk.
    Since I like the video format, I came across with 2 also that I really like. Practical Light and Color - Theory and Application by Jeremy Vickery and Richard Keyes, Color Theory - The Mechanics of Color.
    In the midst of all this, there was a lot on how to do portraits with color mixing blah blah blah. Since I already have Nolan's Portraits course, and proven with contents, I wasnt keen on buying any. But something caught me eye with this one. He teaches like Nolan with providing concepts on how and why he color mixes that way. It was also a bit like Richard Robinson's but applied to PORTRAITS. This one finally turned the switch.
 Drawing and Painting - A look at Process, Material and Technique by Scott Waddell.
 I also recommend the Art of Painting - An In-Depth Look at How an Artist Think and Sees also by Scott Wadell.

 The rest seems to be like demos.

Excerpts: Drawing and Painting

   Since I spent so much time learning from all these concepts and theories, Its time to put them to test. I redid my eye study and find it more to my liking. The ear blew me away, was totally surprised. It vastly improved how I see color and translate it to canvas. I am still far on producing masterpieces like them but it help me a lot on how I approach a painting without getting muddle headed. I remember the internal dialogue I have with myself and then getting fraustrated. Now I can identify it, 2D vs 3D battle and how to flip between the two.
   Sharing it with everyone, maybe someone else can benefit the way I did.

Vjah :flowers:

« Last Edit: July 22, 2014, 02:18:48 PM by vjah »

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Reply #1 on: July 13, 2014, 11:33:56 AM

Thank you for posting the results of your research.  As soon as I get back home, I intend to check them out.  I've come such a long way, but know I have sooooo much more to learn.


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Reply #2 on: July 13, 2014, 12:43:02 PM
Just want to add, the guy Jos Van Riswick who is a great still life artist bought the video also. I mean his earlier portraits are really good already then his recent ones are jaw dropping excellent. One reason also I was motivated to try Scott's video.

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