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radar
11-21-2008, 08:03 AM
Trying to create a moody portrait using oils and markers.

weembaman
11-21-2008, 08:45 AM
WOW...outstanding portrait...Very well done..!!

Lee
11-21-2008, 09:32 AM
Dear Radar, the only thing wrong with this painting is i don't see a signature, other wise, WOW, beautiful !!!, almost perfect, young fellow seems too young to have much of a moody attitude but i do detect a feeling of peace and happiness, great painting, face, background and all, love that little eyebrow hair out of place;):)

Mairzie Dotes
11-21-2008, 09:48 AM
radar,
This is a pensive portrait of someone who is deep in thought, his
eyes are the indicators. Extremely well painted! :)

lollipopgirl
11-21-2008, 10:01 AM
wow that's so impressive great job you're by far a better artist than i could ever be

RobertSWade
11-21-2008, 11:19 AM
People will pay for portraits of this quality. Is it you?
:)

fraser_paice
11-21-2008, 11:21 AM
Wow... not much to say here... speaks for itself.. fantastic.

Rob in Denver
11-21-2008, 02:32 PM
Wow indeed! As a newcomer to all this, I wonder how you pull a painting like this off?
Impressive.

avionartrage
11-21-2008, 03:23 PM
wow, beautiful work.. perfect.

radar
11-21-2008, 04:13 PM
Lee - thanks for the comment. I was trying to create a mood with the background and lighting. My reference model was not moody ...just bored.

Mairzie Dotes - Thank you, yes I worked hard on his eyes. He normally wears glasses and I asked him to take them off.

Lollipop Girl - thank you for looking at my picture and commenting.

RobertSWade - thank you for looking. Your paintings are so inspiring I really enjoy them. And no the portrait is not me. It is my son. He's my guinea pig.

Rob in Denver - Thanks, I have been a lurker on these forums for almost 9 months. But to afraid to post. I have mostly fooled around with PainterX and Photoshop. But Artrage just feels most like natural painting. Except I don't have to wash my hands as often or smell up the basement.

Avionart - thanks for commenting. Love your paintings too.

ScottF
11-21-2008, 07:38 PM
You did more than try--you did it! What a wonderful portrait!

Dany51
11-21-2008, 07:46 PM
Hi radar,
The portrait of your son is remarkably well done, the texture for the background is a bit rought but it fits well with the rest of the painting.

radar
11-21-2008, 08:11 PM
ScottF - Thank you for the kind comment.

Dany51 - I agree the background is rough. I was messing with layers and textures and blends etc. I finally gave up I never seem to know when to stop. I have some paintings on my walls that I did years ago and when I look at them I still feel I should change something on them.

Caesar
11-21-2008, 11:11 PM
It's certainly very well painted and rendered with proper details, tones, colours and a credible expression! I think it's evidently moody therefore(not a simple emotion though), if I understood well Your objective! Bravissimo!

screenpainter
11-22-2008, 01:24 AM
Gorgeous portrait work. Excellent! Wonderful work. :)

Rob in Denver
11-22-2008, 02:47 AM
Hard to believe you were fearful of posting, considering your talents!
Though I can understand it,-after looking at your painting here, It makes me
think--should I post these silly things of mine? ( and the answer is why not?).
People are more than kind here, but really look at whatever you do post
( I like that one eyelash out of place....(!).
Keep em coming!

Khalid_ipda
11-22-2008, 04:38 AM
WOW....I don't know to comment. Perfect. Great work.

radar
11-22-2008, 05:13 AM
Caesar - I appreciate your comments, thanks.

gzairborne - Thanks for your encouragement.

Rob in Denver - Your so right. I have a lot of painting duds and every now and than a good one. Please continue to post your work. I think this community is great because everyone encourages and makes us better.

Khalid ipda - Your comments uplift my painting spirit, Thanks.

fenraven
11-22-2008, 06:16 AM
Fantastic! Your painted skin is wonderful, so life-like. I wish I was half as good as you.

Macbe
11-22-2008, 08:13 AM
:eek: just Amazing, no comments.

blurymind
11-22-2008, 10:23 AM
wow man, how did you manage to achieve such realism :eek:

Rick
11-22-2008, 10:54 AM
Let me add to the WOWs.. What else can be said?

pai
11-22-2008, 07:23 PM
Great portrait painting. Actually I quite like your background color paltte with those textures and brush strokes. :)

radar
11-22-2008, 07:42 PM
Fenraven , Macbe - Thanks for looking and commenting.

blurymind - As for realism I tried a lot of experiments with this one. I tried many different layer blends, opacity changes etc.

Rick - Your paintings are very inspiring, thanks.

Pai - I tried several different backgrounds including a gradient gray one but the limited color one looked more interesting to me. Also I really like your paintings and sketches, your pallette is amazing.

Scarlet Dragon
11-23-2008, 02:48 AM
I do not know what to say to define your plan to leave me speechless! Compliments