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Caesar
07-21-2015, 03:32 AM
Here's the sketch (a real, sketchy pencil drawing, not on ArtRage) and the follow-on AR painting I made to this venerable gentleman I meet in Sardinia during our holidays.
I used a quick, but hopfully effective approach.

Bobbi
07-21-2015, 04:04 AM
Very well done Caesar.

RedSaucers
07-21-2015, 04:08 AM
The wizened features have been very well captured. The colours applied in ArtRage are indeed very effective.

D Akey
07-21-2015, 06:53 AM
Painting ala Carbonara! Very tasty. The lad looks like Gandalf. So did you do the drawing then? Really good!!!!!! Very impressive.

Keep up the great work! Very good to see you doing pictures again.

:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::):):):):):cool::coo l::cool::cool::cool:

damasocl
07-21-2015, 07:14 AM
GREAT!!!!
A real drawing on paper, and a beautiful work on AR....!

Mendota
07-21-2015, 08:45 AM
It literally comes to life. The drawing is the master, but the painting is the soul. Your skill really show here with the subtle yet effective illumination.

pat1940
07-21-2015, 09:26 AM
Caesar, the likeness is remarkable, this is so well done and so very nice to see your work again

justjean
07-21-2015, 09:53 AM
Both look great but my favorite is the drawing :)

Enug
07-21-2015, 02:01 PM
Wow! Caesar, these are great - wonderful drawing and the colours bring it to life.

Caesar
07-21-2015, 07:56 PM
EXPLANATION FOREWORDS
Maestro Carboni actually looks this way in his traditional Sardinian costume. He is an artisan and an artist. He manufacture typical Sardinian swithblade knives (even miniaturized 1 cm ones), sculptures with clays and stones, wood carved artworks, paintings etc. He had a most sad experience with a son killed in a road accident and I have a natural empathy with this apparently surly man. Last year I gave him a watercolor I made inspired to him and his attire ad he gave me one of his smallest knives as a little gift. I promised to myself to make and take him a portrait and I used a personal approach so as not to get just a sort of picture, rather tell something about his personality.

Thank you, dear Bobbi! I had to remove some rust someway .... ;)

Thank You, dear RedSaucer!. I used the drawing as the background layer, but then I went on painting just checking on his features and borders each now and then, so it's a quite fast and spontaneous one layer only oil portrait. This approach was useful to keep the mental image fresh and clear.

Dear D Akey, drawing is what I can do reasonably good (with real pencil and sheet I mean) and when I have a model or a refernce it takes me little time and usually I perform quite good, better than when I have to figure out mentally. This gentleman may well recall our EightyPloos in more than a way, although he's probably younger and still keeps long hair on his skull. Thank You for looking and for Your flattering appreciation.

Thank You, dear maestro Damaso! I'm grateful for Your kind words. I expected You painted your recently won America Cup. Congrats. With Vidal and Isla from my team (Juventus) and Tevez (Juventus as well) not playing, I was glad to see Chile finally get the victory even against Argentina which is a half Italian nation (although they unfortunately they don't support our team similarly and they didn't safeguard our language and culture too over there) ...:(

What a compliment and keen comment, dear Mendoza! I blush and thank You very much!

Thank You, dear Pat. I had to warm up my hands and brain again. Glad you like this portrait and its drawing foundation, although I guess You may have preferred some funny vignette ...:o;)

I would agree with You, dear Jean, but the drawing was a real one witha B1 pencil on a waste paper sheet, not an Artrage outcome, so it plays as a preliminary study here for exhibiting the AR spin-off.

Thank you, dear Junie! I hope You kept memory also of some people and peculiar guys from your last holidays. I find it's part of the images and pictures defining a vacation and they're a good subject to draw and paint as well!

gxhpainter2
07-22-2015, 04:52 AM
what a wonderful experience, meeting this man... your pencil sketch really shows your artistic mastery and the AR painting is very rich ... maybe someday you can share it with him. It is great to see you working and sharing again. I always love your serious works and get a laugh with you on your character studies... wonderful !.:cool::cool::cool::cool::):):):):):)

jmac
07-22-2015, 07:16 AM
Caesar I like both of these very much, particularly the sketch. It has a classic Old World feel.

Caesar
07-22-2015, 07:40 PM
Thank You, dear Gary! It looks like that, whatever approach I start with, pretty soon some sort of inner need, force and urge overrides me and try to hit the target in na reasonably short time, without too care for details and finishing. Someties it's useful to get a fresh and spontaneous outcome.

Right, dear Jmac! Being a preliminary sketch I didn't introduce any new or personal style element, just followed the built-in hand-mind bundles to catch the likeness. Thank You!

danny72
12-04-2015, 10:13 PM
Here's the sketch (a real, sketchy pencil drawing, not on ArtRage) and the follow-on AR painting I made to this venerable gentleman I meet in Sardinia during our holidays.
I used a quick, but hopfully effective approach.
I like this one.. Alot of caracter in this person.. I understand why you wanted to draw him.. The only thing that i think is a little bit of ,is his hand and cane .. But overall a very well done painting👍👍👍👍

eighty+
12-05-2015, 02:47 AM
Hail O Caesar O Mighty One good to see your back drawing and like Jean I like the Origenal but like Your Brushstrokes

in the Artrage one ok so thats why you go to Sardinia do U paddle across :confused::confused::confused:

CIAO STATTE BBUONO ...Si...Si SLAINTE ...........................POZDRAWSKI

kenmo
12-07-2015, 12:00 PM
I admire your talent....incredible images....

Caesar
12-11-2015, 02:54 AM
Thank You all, dear friends! He's a weird guy, but it looks like he appreciated. He was only scared to the idea that he owed me some money when I gifted him with this printed on a canvas! :o;) Onviously it was for free ....:D

danny72
12-14-2015, 07:45 PM
Thank You all, dear friends! He's a weird guy, but it looks like he appreciated. He was only scared to the idea that he owed me some money when I gifted him with this printed on a canvas! :o;) Onviously it was for free ....:D
That's a very nice thing to do👍👍👍You made this man happy,i think :-)

Caesar
12-14-2015, 09:49 PM
That's a very nice thing to do������You made this man happy,i think :-)

I think and hope so, dear Danny. You know, that's a kind of man You may talk with with the least of the worlds and the most of respect and actual interest as shown by Your discreetly friendly behaviour, just as among wolves in a herd ... :o;)

AndreaMG
12-15-2015, 09:26 AM
I think the maestro looks like Verdi in the 1000 lire below, but every man with beard and mustaches might look like him I guess :o Anyways lovely work omaggi

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Caesar
12-15-2015, 10:18 PM
Thank You, dear Andrea! I don't know if its the famous people portraits' merit, but I must say that our national mint used to make the safest and the most artistic coins in the world due to our ancient artistic patrimony and the unique ability to perfectly forge money and anything else we had since ever (with Naples our capital for that ;):oLOL, see TotÚ e Peppino) ....

coops
12-24-2015, 02:31 AM
Great work once again dear Cesare, Merry Christmas to you and yours:)