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Reply #3960 on: December 07, 2018, 12:36:39 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Liz, it is so lovely to see you "branching out" and tackling portraits.  I will be watching your progress eagerly and you will do so well. 


Thanks for the Christmas wishes and I wish you and yours a very happy Christmas season and a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year too.


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Reply #3961 on: December 07, 2018, 04:40:30 PM
 :thankyou: PATRICIA, always, for your comments!  I wonder where Nolan is... I think I may enjoy the course; it reminds me a little of when we did the dogs together... getting the right shapes and measurements first and after drawing some of us did color portraits of our dogs.  That was an exciting time wasn't it?


 What are you doing lately?  I crocheted a few scarves and a beanie for a granddaughter's boyfriend who is in college in New York City. Some days my fingers feel arthritic, but I'll keep up with my art!  Lots of Aloha to you,
-Liz


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Reply #3962 on: December 07, 2018, 07:03:57 PM
You are off to a great start Liz.  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #3963 on: December 07, 2018, 07:40:11 PM
 :thankyou: Thank you, Zilpa!  As it usually turns out, the acrylic dried somewhat darker, but I hope to continue in oil since this is an oil painting course.  Doing this sketch first made me feel that I don’t need to be fearful of trying portraits, one eye at a time, etc.! :painting: ~Liz


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Reply #3964 on: December 08, 2018, 12:43:16 AM
Hi Liz, Yes, our dog course was one I shall never forget as we all had such fun and enjoyment.  I haven't done much art at all apart from the Challenges as I am pretty tied up with family commitments and am experiencing some health issues too. I have a clogged artery in my right arm and heart. However, after the busy Christmas Season, I would like to try out the water mixable oil lessons and have actually purchased some of the paints in anticipation of starting in the New Year. I really miss my art but am encouraging my grandchildren to draw and paint so that keeps me busy.  They all absolutely love it too which makes me happy.


So lovely to hear that you are keeping busy and as I said, I will be watching your progress with huge interest. I know that you will do exceptionally well and look forward to viewing what you do.


Patricia




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Reply #3965 on: December 08, 2018, 04:00:26 PM
Fun to see your first element of the portrait class completed, Liz! I'm taking notes since as I said before I'll be trying this in 2019!
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #3966 on: December 08, 2018, 05:28:40 PM
Here's an example of how both sides of a face are often different.  Look at the eyebrows and also see how one eye lid droops more than the other. Even the ears’ size are not the same!


I have an eyebrow higher than the other; my husband and son both have a single and double eye lid. Question is in paintng portraits would artistic license allow small adjustments or not?  :) -Liz
« Last Edit: December 14, 2018, 04:55:43 PM by liz »


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Reply #3967 on: December 09, 2018, 02:08:09 AM
Hi Liz great start on your Portrait course
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYjpkg6vrlg
You wanted to know if a child face has different proportions and the answer is yes. I have attached a YouTube of Alphonso Dunn's tutorial in which he explains in full detail how to draw many faces.  Very good and easy to follow. Hope this helps.
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Reply #3968 on: December 13, 2018, 01:54:53 AM
Trying to get a feel for noses.  Maybe Caucasian noses look skinny?  Now I’m looking at noses. . .  My husband’s nose would be interesting to draw/paint.  He must have had an accident playing sports when he was young.  It is sort of bent out of shape.  I’m looking at his funny nostrils now. :2funny:


 :thankyou: Teresa,
Alphonso is very good at drawing. ~Liz
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Reply #3969 on: December 13, 2018, 02:06:30 AM
Liz,

I'm probably sticking my nose in where it does not belong, but here goes...


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Reply #3970 on: December 13, 2018, 02:48:49 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: GREAT!!!  I LOVE IT!!!  Did you do the eye yet?  I’m so glad you’ve joined me!  Hardly anyone is around learning how to paint portraits it seems!


 If you still have those recycled cardboard pieces around, they’re great for these small studies!  I may not bring out any canvases until I do a full face.  The only two ‘portraits’ I ever drew were Elvis and Mark Twain.  There was a slight resemblance of Elvis, but Mark Twain came out looking like Groucho Marx! What do you think about us trying to paint Elvis?  If I had kept my 45’s they would be worth a lot of $ today!  :)  ~Liz


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Reply #3971 on: December 14, 2018, 12:01:21 PM
The noses look good Liz and Mea.
I’m excited to see the portraits you paint.
EmmaLee


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Reply #3972 on: December 14, 2018, 04:10:49 PM
Thanks. EmmaLee.  Not sure I am ready to do whole faces yet.

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Reply #3973 on: December 14, 2018, 04:59:53 PM
 :) Mea, let’s try the separate parts first! Then put them together in a face. . .


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Reply #3974 on: December 16, 2018, 10:46:22 PM
You are off to a great start Liz.
Really Nice eye and good shading on the nose as well :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Just be careful of getting found lines on the sides of the nose. Getting a realistic nose all depends on the correct lost and found lines. O0
PS - check your nose for lost and found lines as well Mea - the found lines on the sides should be shadings O0