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gordon
07-27-2014, 03:30 PM
Hello, I would love feedback on this painting I made tonight with artrage 4. I had great fun making it and I am very proud of it. I took painting and drawing lessons for two years before quitting them but I was taught landscapes so I have no tuition in portraits. This was good practice for me and this is maybe a style I am developing as I am still learning. Anyway, I hope you all like it. Gordon.82150

p.s I am not sure what the rules are on the forum so I will not post any links but I have a couple of facebook pages with my art, mainly through traditional mediums.

Devonman
07-27-2014, 06:11 PM
It looks like a good start using artrage to me. Myself I am a Painter X3 user so painting with a computer can be more sophisticated. But horses for courses comes to mind.

eighty+
07-27-2014, 10:12 PM
blimey is it cold up there :D as for portraits to name a few Robyn an Aussie Andy a Italien Steve a Yank

plus Caesar From Rome Plus 2 great face shifters Bob Row from don't cry for me Argentina and Yoann a

Froggy from France that lot can show you all you need to know so crash on while you can still see the

Sun ;) :D :D :D :D :D :D :D SLAINTE and POZDRAWSKI coss it rolls of the Tonque ;):D

Caesar
07-28-2014, 08:54 PM
Welcome! Your style is simple and spontaneous, evidently based on differen vivid colors rather than tones. You will soon be able to add Your links I think. As for slf teaching, portraits or anuthing else there's plenty of sources alla over the web, but also give a look to the tutorials and tips in the relevant ArtRage Forum Sections below the galleries. Try as much as You can different styles. processes and approaches. There'a an awful amount of opportunities this softwrae give You access to.

copespeak
07-29-2014, 01:12 AM
I can just see you smiling and having fun as you painted this.... :)

gordon
07-30-2014, 01:39 PM
Thank you for the kind comments, in my case I guess there are two things going on when I paint. It was the same when I would paint a traditional painting at home, I want it finished as soon as possible, 2 or 3 hours, I am impatient to see the finished result. Yet when I went to art classes my paintings and drawings would take total over three classes about 5 or 6 hours. I also painted a kind of impressionist landscape last summer with strong colours as with my bipolar I get more creative in the summer. But perhaps I seem to like painting vivid colours because for me, natural tones are more difficult to learn. Certainly my aim for portraits would be more leaning more towards realism but this is difficult to achieve as I stopped going to art class and like I said, I paint really quickly. In a way it can be good because I don't have time to analyse the thought processes and I paint from the heart but also I am restricted by my lack of experience and ability. I was inspired to learn art when I saw people who created fantastic portraits just with an ipad and finger painting, apparently david hockney had an exhibition of his ipad paintings.

gordon
07-30-2014, 01:43 PM
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This is one of my drawings, I think I used a charcoal pencil.

Caesar
07-31-2014, 01:39 AM
This drawing is lovely indeed. Bravo!

D Akey
07-31-2014, 03:26 AM
Fantastic! Love it. Reminds me of a pic I did that my uncle offered me money for. I didn't take it. I wanted to keep it to recall what I had done since it was the first I had done in pen and ink and thought I could use it as a baseline for the tricks I did and all that (plus I wanted to hang it myself for all to see, which I never could afford the frame). I should have sold it to him so I could have bought a frame, but if I sold it I wouldn't have anything to frame. You could see my mind working that very first artist's conundrum through.

He was being kind and supportive of me and at that age I had no social grace at all. I also liked the ink drawing a whole lot, never having done anything at that level, and hadn't yet realized that we have to let go of our 'children' once they're done. It's a really nice picture you made. :cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:

gordon
07-31-2014, 08:35 AM
I downloaded a flesh tone palette from the forums, I guess this really helped. This took me four hours. What do you think?

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stevemawmv
07-31-2014, 09:10 AM
Hello Gordon.....
Didn't really know how to reply to your first posting, and with the second can clearly see that the landscape painting lessons paid off.....
Your 'Croft House' drawing is vey well done and has a character of its own, especially like the person walking the dog...As for the your new
portrait, you getting there, the more you paint the more you learn, study facial features, skin tones, tints and how lighting effects
the colors. Keep painting and more importantly enjoy and continue to be proud in the work your doing...
Steve

marconius
07-31-2014, 10:02 PM
Hello, I would love feedback on this painting I made tonight with artrage 4. I had great fun making it and I am very proud of it. I took painting and drawing lessons for two years before quitting them but I was taught landscapes so I have no tuition in portraits. This was good practice for me and this is maybe a style I am developing as I am still learning. Anyway, I hope you all like it. Gordon.82150

p.s I am not sure what the rules are on the forum so I will not post any links but I have a couple of facebook pages with my art, mainly through traditional mediums.

As other members have commented it is obvious in your original post that you were really enjoying what you were doing in creating that picture using artrage.Sometimes its not about what we have created its about how much fun we have had in making that creation.I like it very much its vibrant and different and yes it has its own style ,one which you may well want to cultivate.the pencil or charcoal,sketch is very nice too ,the other portrait done with the downloaded palette shows that if you wish you can lean towards a style that is more reminiscent of realistic character representation,i personally prefer the first one,as it was your first instinct to paint it in that fashion and therefore says more about you.All in all Gordon as the other members have said Artrage has so many wonderful things to offer us budding artists,weather we are serious or just out to recapture something that we did in a traditional media when younger,as is my case.With artrage we have the opportunity to try any style or medium we wish,and whats even better is ,there's no mess and no cost for materials,so go ahead and keep enjoying what you are doing. :)

Stephen Lo Piano
08-05-2014, 08:17 AM
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This is one of my drawings, I think I used a charcoal pencil.

Good technique, your style of drawing here reminds me of a photo etching.