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Reply #3975 on: December 17, 2018, 04:22:38 PM
 :thankyou: Got it!  Thanks, Nolan, I’ll  be careful with shadings and lost lines. Working on mouth now. ~Liz


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Reply #3976 on: December 19, 2018, 01:32:53 AM


Followed photo reference with no teeth on lower jaw.  First time to do human teeth.  With my poor vision I thought I painted an extra tooth!  WSO on cardboard; much easier to work with than acrylic (for me anyway).  :)  ~Liz
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Reply #3977 on: December 19, 2018, 05:29:31 AM
Nice dental work, Liz!!

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Reply #3978 on: December 20, 2018, 03:00:11 AM
Strangest looking thing I have ever painted!  ::)
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Reply #3979 on: December 20, 2018, 05:17:32 AM
I love the earring, Liz.  Nice touch.

Hey, is that a new avatar.  You look lovely!

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Reply #3980 on: December 20, 2018, 05:51:18 AM
 :thankyou: MAL!  I guess you recognized the ear?!  I was supposed to paint the ear of a dark skinned man and he was wearing an earring.  Yes, another photo; I got tired of the old one!  And the post before is a mouth without lipstick, the natural lips look, in case you’re working on yours.  :) ~Liz


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Reply #3981 on: December 20, 2018, 09:51:39 PM
great job on the mouth and ear. :congrats:
I am already looking forward to seeing your full portraits :heeha:


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Reply #3982 on: December 24, 2018, 02:43:38 AM
Great work Liz. I especially like the mouth looks very realistic  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #3983 on: January 11, 2019, 06:34:59 PM
First ever human portrait-trying to follow Nolan’s lessons.  He said to paint someone I didn’t know personally, so here’s young Elvis with his sullen eyes and half smile look to practice skin tones, dark and light values, and reflected light mostly. ~Liz
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Reply #3984 on: January 13, 2019, 10:37:59 PM
You have painted the features well and have good colour rendering too :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
I am just concerned about the positioning of the features. As they are not in the correct places it give a cartoon feel to the painting
Either the features drifted as you painted or they were initially sketched in incorrectly.

With most things we paint, being a little off seldom matters. When it comes to portraits however it is essential that the features are in the correct place and at the correct size.

In one of the first lessons in the course I show how I use parchment paper to create an overlay which I use to constantly check the placement of the features as I paint to ensure they don't drift. O0


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Reply #3985 on: January 19, 2019, 01:27:20 PM
It's nice Liz. Color is toned down very nicely. The form is very good. The eyes are well done too. Not too much specular light. Like Nolan said, a little off on composition in some areas. That's happened to me so many times too. It's very easy to drift during the course of a portrait.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #3986 on: January 20, 2019, 10:51:53 PM
is the sketch above a new one of what the canvas looks like before you started painting Elvis?
Tip - Don't go back and add info to an old post, people assume they have already read it and scroll past. Rather add a new reply with the extra info. That way you know everybody will see it O0


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Reply #3987 on: January 21, 2019, 02:38:08 AM
  This is the sketch outline on canvas that I started my painting on. (I moved the sketch down here now.) Thanks for the ‘Tip’, Nolan; it does make sense!  In retrospect I think it may have helped if I did a detailed drawing first.~Liz
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Reply #3988 on: January 21, 2019, 04:53:28 PM
Liz,

Looks like a fun piece to work on.  Hope you are playing Elvis music in the background.  Think I will try this (maybe just to listen to Elvis).

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Reply #3989 on: January 21, 2019, 07:27:51 PM
 :thankyou: MARYANNE, for your comments.  I am thinking that I may try to do another of Elvis; I do like him a lot and think I can do better.   ::)
  In the meantime I started another portrait, working more carefully on facial features. Hug  :-* [size=78%] ~Liz[/size]