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barnburner
04-29-2010, 06:34 AM
I started out trying to do a portrait of my great-grandaughter. After 4 days of changing everything I could think of, I finally figured out that this one was not going to be a portrait of her - maybe another one will. After investing that much time, I went and finished it off anyway.
So, for whoever out there in this big ole world, that this portrait matches - - this one's for you. :):)

I have a terrible time with the shadows/highlights,etc.
Always seems to be either too dark, or too pasty.

AT-TA
04-29-2010, 06:55 AM
Good start, barnburner, like the blue eyes... and yeah... it needs more shading to give the face more form...as you say, next time ....it will be her....

Alexandra
04-29-2010, 11:40 AM
Oh, I love her expression! Precious little face Mike!

barnburner
04-29-2010, 02:10 PM
Good start, barnburner, like the blue eyes... and yeah... it needs more shading to give the face more form...as you say, next time ....it will be her....

Thanks AT.. I'm studying as many portraits as I can, to try and get a better idea on the right shadings.

barnburner
04-29-2010, 02:11 PM
Oh, I love her expression! Precious little face Mike!

Thanks Sandra. I appreciate it. :)

Juz
04-29-2010, 02:34 PM
Hi Backburner, you may find it easier to work out your tones in Black and White and then use a layer over top with the Overlay blend mode.
SCP has produced a video explaining this method which can be found in this thread:- http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20842

Hope this helps :):)

barnburner
04-29-2010, 03:10 PM
Hi Backburner, you may find it easier to work out your tones in Black and White and then use a layer over top with the Overlay blend mode.
SCP has produced a video explaining this method which can be found in this thread:- http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20842

Hope this helps :):)

I will definitely check this out! Thank you very much for the help!!:):)

Caesar
04-29-2010, 08:45 PM
Dear Barnburner, whatever they say, Rome was not built in one day! This is a good start for anyone who never made any whatsoever portrait.
You just need some excercise and some good painting tutorial/ manual to speed up Your lessons learning (by doing).:)
I'm quite sure this painting may match someone's features in the world, since You got a pretty girl anyway.:p

EB
04-29-2010, 10:31 PM
It is a worthy endeavor and a good start.

I tend to be a bit forward, please forgive me, This link may have some of the information you desire.

http://www.artcone.com/forum/ (http://www.artcone.com/forum/andrew_loomis_books_downloads-t1772.html)
andrew_loomis_books_downloads-t1772.html (http://www.artcone.com/forum/andrew_loomis_books_downloads-t1772.html)

Earle

I fixed this link with a different one
EB

barnburner
04-30-2010, 12:25 AM
Dear Barnburner, whatever they say, Rome was not built in one day! This is a good start for anyone who never made any whatsoever portrait.
You just need some excercise and some good painting tutorial/ manual to speed up Your lessons learning (by doing).:)
I'm quite sure this painting may match someone's features in the world, since You got a pretty girl anyway.:p

Thank you. I truly appreciate it.:)

barnburner
04-30-2010, 12:30 AM
It is a worthy endeavor and a good start.

I tend to be a bit forward, please forgive me, This link may have some of the information you desire.

http://www.placidchaos.com/AM/index.php/2006/02/21/andrew_loomis

Earle

Earle, the link doesn't appear to be working any longer. However, I very much appreciate your passing it along, and your kind words.:)

Caesar
04-30-2010, 12:35 AM
You may try with this Misterpaint site, then, dear Barnburner!
I remind it to be quite clear and understandable movies ...
http://www.artrage.it/tutorials.htm

barnburner
04-30-2010, 12:43 AM
You may try with this Misterpaint site, then, dear Barnburner!
I remind it to be quite clear and understandable movies ...
http://www.artrage.it/tutorials.htm

Many thanks Caesar!:)

EB
04-30-2010, 01:27 AM
They are getting trimmed to a shorter length when posted.
I split it to avoid that. This one works I tested it


http://www.artcone.com/forum/ (http://www.artcone.com/forum/andrew_loomis_books_downloads-t1772.html)
andrew_loomis_books_downloads-t1772.html (http://www.artcone.com/forum/andrew_loomis_books_downloads-t1772.html)

barnburner
04-30-2010, 03:53 AM
They are getting trimmed to a shorter length when posted.
I split it to avoid that. This one works I tested it


http://www.artcone.com/forum/ (http://www.artcone.com/forum/andrew_loomis_books_downloads-t1772.html)
andrew_loomis_books_downloads-t1772.html (http://www.artcone.com/forum/andrew_loomis_books_downloads-t1772.html)

Thank you sir!:):)

EB
04-30-2010, 07:48 AM
I did test the site and it did load. I used the page to download the books some time ago. I assumed they were still valid. I just tried some the http's posted and they failed, sorry. I also found that it wasn't Artrage invaliding the link by clipping it. Eventually there is something else that doesn't want the link re-posted.
Ive tried to post a better link to the books several different ways and it keeps going to a different place or to a bad link. It may be a issue with Googles

This however will work.

If you type in the key words Andrew Loomis and then do a Google search you should find this site near the the bottom of the page. Open it directly from there.

*(Andrew Loomis
Andrew Loomis wrote some of the best art instruction books ever, however as you may know, they are no longer in print and nearly impossible to find.
www.placidchaos.com/AM/index.php/.../andrew_loomis (http://www.placidchaos.com/AM/index.php/.../andrew_loomis) - Cached - Similar)

I tested that scheme threw a different browser to find the site again and it did work. I opened it and then one of the books to test that and that does work too..

For some reason it just isn't being allowed to be re-linked directly.
I never had such a time trying to share a link.

barnburner
04-30-2010, 09:20 AM
I did test the site and it did load. I used the page to download the books some time ago. I assumed they were still valid. I just tried some the http's posted and they failed, sorry. I also found that it wasn't Artrage invaliding the link by clipping it. Eventually there is something else that doesn't want the link re-posted.
Ive tried to post a better link to the books several different ways and it keeps going to a different place or to a bad link. It may be a issue with Googles

This however will work.

If you type in the key words Andrew Loomis and then do a Google search you should find this site near the the bottom of the page. Open it directly from there.

*(Andrew Loomis
Andrew Loomis wrote some of the best art instruction books ever, however as you may know, they are no longer in print and nearly impossible to find.
www.placidchaos.com/AM/index.php/.../andrew_loomis (http://www.placidchaos.com/AM/index.php/.../andrew_loomis) - Cached - Similar)

I tested that scheme threw a different browser to find the site again and it did work. I opened it and then one of the books to test that and that does work too..

For some reason it just isn't being allowed to be re-linked directly.
I never had such a time trying to share a link.

I had the same problem of not being able to get any of the http sites to work, so I used good ole Google, and found a site that allowed me to download 5 books in one rar file. Had some family show up that I haven't seen in years, so I haven't had a chance to read them yet tho.
Thank you very much for your efforts, and giving me the direction to search and find the books.

Lima
04-30-2010, 09:06 PM
Barn, I like it.

barnburner
05-01-2010, 01:42 AM
Barn, I like it.

Thank you Orian. I appreciate it very much.:)