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Reply #3945 on: August 10, 2017, 08:58:30 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great job on the Portrait Paintings Neil. There has been a lot of talk on the internet lately about whether using any technology for outlines is cheating and I think that Val has a good point, it is only an outline and you still have to fill it. I personally, think it is wonderful to have the assistance but on some forums, the decision seems to be divided.


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Reply #3946 on: August 10, 2017, 11:43:23 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Well done Neil,
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Reply #3947 on: August 12, 2017, 06:40:17 PM
This has been a tough course but very enjoyable I'm happy with the final portrait but maybe you guys can spot something to improve it


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Reply #3948 on: August 12, 2017, 07:10:52 PM
Neil,

It's bright and beautiful. Lovely eyes.  Mouth looks realistic.

My only criticism is that my mom would have made me go wash my neck if it looked like that.  Not sure how to make it look shadowed though, without looking dirty.

Wish I could do hands that well.

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Reply #3949 on: August 13, 2017, 11:35:02 AM
Thanks Mea I bet you always had a lovely clean neck  :2funny:


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Reply #3950 on: August 13, 2017, 04:55:25 PM
Neil, go to your room!

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Reply #3951 on: August 13, 2017, 10:05:25 PM
you have done a fabulous job on the course Neil :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
sorry about the printer ink ::)

Ear study - remember to carefully shade the transition from the one feature to the next inside the ear so you loose the hard edges

Hair study - you can still add a few more contrasting lines using the rigger

Full portrait - fabulous - just look at how alive those eyes are, well done. If you want to wash her neck then just give a glaze using one of the skin tones O0


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Reply #3952 on: August 14, 2017, 10:46:26 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan I appreciate the feedback I really enjoyed the course and really didn't mind the printing the information will be useful for years to come  :painting:


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Reply #3953 on: August 15, 2017, 08:47:04 AM
Neil this is wonderful painting  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #3954 on: August 22, 2017, 06:59:26 PM
 :heeha: Your quiet days are finished for a while, I'm back! haha  >:D

Congratulations on completing the course! You've come through with flying colours, great job on the final portrait.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #3955 on: November 28, 2018, 01:30:17 AM
 :blush:  I had expressed interest in the Portrait Painting Course 7 years ago (imagine that) and saw that VAL posted over a year ago on p. 264
 I was on p. 1 when Nolan started the course in 2011 (unbelievable)!  O.K. I got left in the dust and everyone who wanted to paint portraits moved on without me!


But in 2011 I wasn’t ready to do humans.  I did dog drawings with dear PB friend Patricia, and many others and had great fun.  I did dog portraits of the family pets, too and even drew and painted other animals, seascapes and landscapes, still life, etc.


In the back of my mind, I thought I don’t want to make someone I know look unattractive or even ugly, but a photo of a little girl in Asia haunted me and I would like to do a portrait of her. 


So the Black Friday sale came up and I had no excuse not to buy the Portrait Painting Course!  Well, here I am, watching the Introduction/Course Overview and Nolan says to start portrait painting with faces of STRANGERS, NOT FAMILY MEMBERS!!!  ALL RIGHT, I WILL DO JUST THAT!!!  Hope to post something soon, but if not. . .


HAPPY HOLIDAYS/HAPPY NEW YEAR TO NOLAN AND DENNIS & ALL MY PB FRIENDS. :hug:  ~Liz
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Reply #3956 on: November 28, 2018, 06:19:16 AM
Happy Holidays to you, Liz. 

You will do a great job on portraits because you do a great job on everything you do.

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Reply #3957 on: November 28, 2018, 06:40:39 PM
Good for you Liz for investing in yourself and your art!!! Portrait classes are on my list for 2019 - can't wait to see your progress!
Cheers,
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Reply #3958 on: November 29, 2018, 11:32:24 PM
 :thankyou: For your encouragement MAL and Sharon!
I am watching the videos now up to mixing skin tones.


QUESTIONS FOR NOLAN:
1)  Are the facial measurements the same for adults and children?
2)  Where do I find the portrait manual?


Thank you,
-Liz


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Reply #3959 on: December 07, 2018, 02:19:19 AM


My first eye!  Thought I would do a fast ‘dry run’ with acrylic paint on recycled cardboard.  The mixing wasn’t too difficult and I tried very hard to stick to the lesson demonstration than to go on my own.  I will continue in oil which I enjoy a lot more. ~Liz
Old color chart on Burnt Sienna that I used for color mixing reference.  The tube colors I used were Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Cad Yellow Med, Yellow Ochre,Cad Red Med, Ultramarine Blue and White.
Monochromatic tonal version shows basically 4 values from light to dark, which include highlights to shadow and dark values.  I will work on darker skin tones in oil painting.  I was too timid to go ‘dark’ or more yellow or more brown!  We have very fair-skinned to dark skin family members, from Caucasian, Asian and Polynesian mixes!  Fun!
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