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Caesar
09-24-2010, 11:58 PM
Reviewed some pictures for checking the likeness. Colors guessed and directly mixed on the canvas.
I hope she's recognizable enough. I have particular difficulties to distort carming ladies features ...:D

pat1940
09-25-2010, 02:53 AM
Caesar, this is a beautiful portrait, I think you have trouble distorting because you have such a talent to paint beautiful ladies:D:D:D

coops
09-25-2010, 03:06 AM
Wow Cesare this is excellent, you are so very good at these and they are so enjoyable to view.:)

AT-TA
09-25-2010, 03:42 AM
Whoever she is, she is beautiful and you painted her nicely,Caesar... she would like this, for sure.

Alexandra
09-25-2010, 04:09 AM
Another excellent piece Cesare. I am sure she would love it.

justjean
09-25-2010, 06:35 AM
Caesar, as to wether she is distorted or not I don`t know as I don`t know the lady :D but I do know she looks wonderful and reminds me of some of the magazine photos that were seen in earlier days

screenpainter
09-25-2010, 07:04 AM
Love the colors you used and watercolor effects of this portrait. It's very lovely. I didn't recognize Ms. Johansson from it... but she is very beautiful. Perhaps more beautiful than Ms. Johansson. ha. :)

Jasminek
09-25-2010, 08:55 AM
Love those eyes and lips. Very well done and soooo lovely.:D

Caesar
09-25-2010, 10:03 AM
Thank You, dear Pat! This actress has an interesting and attractive look in my opinion even if she is small and has not very regular face traits.

You know, these are my preferred subjects for style experiments dear Katie. Thank You!

She's an actress, dear Anna and You may look for her on the web if You're curious to now something about her (I'm not an expert thereabout, I know she was one of the protagonist of the movie Lost in Translation) Thank You!

I think I would have an hard time trying to know whether she like it, dear Sandra. She's a quite engaged celebrity. Anyway she could well be part of You kissame series I presume ...:D Thank You!

Dear Jean, as i told to Anna, she's a quite famous actress indeed. In some pictures she purposedly looks a little bit like Marylin Monroe. Thank You!

Thank You, dear Albert! Probably the front view was not the best one for likeness with her, but the important feature of the lips could be better shown. Moreover, as You say, my curse with ladies portraits is that I make the charm I perceive fully emerge.

They are the details to focus on with her, dear Jasmine. The nose is interesting but irregular. Glad You appreciate them. Thank You!

SCP
09-25-2010, 11:33 AM
Don't be hard on yourself Dear Caesar,women faces can be the hardest to pull off,that's why I chicken out and do Monsters mostly!!:o:o:o
Also I think Ms. Johansson maybe one of the hardest female celebs to paint,with her unusual features.
So I take my hat off to you for attempting a Double whammy of a Challenge!!:eek:
Still a wonderful portrait.Well done mate! :):):):)

semd74
09-25-2010, 01:23 PM
Fantastic painting...well done with a great mix of colors

semd74
09-25-2010, 01:35 PM
Fantastic is all i can say...:-)

wenkat
09-25-2010, 03:21 PM
Caesar,you always have an outstanding brand value! Congrats!:)

mannafig
09-25-2010, 06:59 PM
Really nice dear Cesare Beautiful:):)

Caesar
09-26-2010, 01:27 AM
Dear SCP, You convinced me! :p I'll leave caricatures to the great master Hanzz and, next time, I'll paint a monster too then ...:D Thank You!:)

Twice thank You :D, dear Smed74:), and welcome!

Very kind of You, dear Wenkat! :) I hope You'll forgive me though when some unsuccessful experiment or silly vignette will not show to be that good. Maybe I should use a cheaper brand for them ...;):D

Thank You, dear Amanda! :) As smed74 noticed, I cannot keep my palette under a strict control though, since I don't plan colors, just put and mix them on canvas and I rarely pick up the again the ones I like ...:p

silvy
09-26-2010, 01:55 AM
Congratulazioni Cesare, davvero un bel ritratto:)

javier
09-26-2010, 07:14 AM
Wonderful, love the strokes.:):):)

justjean
09-26-2010, 12:03 PM
Caesar, you did a great job, as I said before I didn't know this lady as I don't watch TV or go to movies but I was looking in a magazine this afternoon and I KNEW who she was right away :D

Caesar
09-27-2010, 06:40 AM
Grazie carissima Silvia!

Thank You, dear Javier! Some day I'll try with airbrush to hide brushstrokes...:p

Thank You for telling me, dear Jean!:D

Belvrog
09-27-2010, 08:59 AM
Beautifully done dear Caesar. Nice decent exaggerations, she's still looking beautiful.:):) I really like it.

SCP
09-27-2010, 12:28 PM
Dear SCP, You convinced me! :p I'll leave caricatures to the great master Hanzz and, next time, I'll paint a monster too then ...:D Thank You!:)



Not at all Dear Caesar, I think you do Caricatures well,I don't think you should stop doing them.I was talking about myself,lacking in this area.:o;)
Keep painting what you enjoy,I always look forward to viewing your work.:)

kenmo
09-27-2010, 12:43 PM
Nicely done....

Caesar
09-28-2010, 01:15 AM
Thank You, dear Belvrog and Kenmo! It was hard to resist to make decent exaggerations on the rest of this celeb ...:D

Don't worry, dear SCP, I was kidding, although I really like monster painting too. I'm also sure it would take very little time for You to set up a terrific caricature capability. ;):p

jonwood
09-28-2010, 04:50 AM
great work on this ,you have a great style....:)

Caesar
09-28-2010, 05:17 AM
Thank You, dear Jon, although the greatest miracles are probably caricatures perfectly recognizable and still made with the least of the lines, as in Your case ...;)

jonwood
09-28-2010, 07:36 AM
Caesar You are too kind, but you have style ;)

Bob Row
09-28-2010, 02:39 PM
I agree with CSP first comment. Scarlet Johansson is a hard subject to caricature. She changes a great deal from one photo shoot to another.
Even though I dont't usually take on movie celebs, I saw caricature jams of professional caricaturists wrestling with Scarlet features.
She has beautiful eyes and lips; yet her receding forehead, prominent cheekbones and bulbous nose fall out of the regular, model-like beauty.
Don't give away, but consider to try a less idiosyncratic subject for exercising before trying again with her.

Caesar
09-28-2010, 10:36 PM
Thank you again, dear Jon.

Dear Bob, I completely agree with You! This is quite obvious since You're a real and terrific master of caricatures.:) Thank You!
After Your reply and other frank consideration about likeness, it became a challenge to me to do better.
I therefore gave a second try without any reference after I quickly reviewed some of her pictures as a fresh reminder in a sort of mental image of her. This sort of mental multi-shot then drove me in a sort of blindfold type of exercise I made drawing.
I used pencils even after I fixed her in a quick sketch. It took less than an hour, just because use of the tablet and pencils in AR are not exactly like the real ones and my mastery is limited ...
She seems to look much more alike now (I hope) and I'm pretty sure that I could possibly improve furtherly :rolleyes: ... although I'm not going to be monotone and boring.:D

Lima
09-29-2010, 10:17 AM
I like it very much. Very well done Caesar.

Caesar
09-29-2010, 10:18 PM
Thank You, dear Oriane! I made also a second try referenceless to better catch mentally her characteristics features ...