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erwinsoo
08-05-2007, 12:52 AM
Another practice piece from a reference pic.. thank goodness for the soft blender.

Bumble
08-05-2007, 01:19 AM
Wonderful erwinsoo.... :D :D

Steppenwolf
08-05-2007, 01:20 AM
OMG my girlfriend!!!

Just joking, actually she's my ex.

Wonderful erwinsoo.

erwinsoo
08-05-2007, 03:15 AM
OMG my girlfriend!!!

Just joking, actually she's my ex.

Wonderful erwinsoo.

LOL... she's mine too... but still learning how to render hair with artrage... *sad*

heikki
08-05-2007, 03:16 AM
:)

Excellent work erwinsoo. Clear and beautiful. :D

:)

ÄlveKatt
08-05-2007, 03:22 AM
Isn't that the chick from Dark Angel and Sin City?

Your good!

Nika
08-05-2007, 03:27 AM
Beautiful :)

RobertSWade
08-05-2007, 04:12 AM
Impressive!

daprato-art
08-05-2007, 05:11 AM
Good Good !
Preety warm colors, we can feel the confortable wheater on her skin shader.
Just the hair that I don't like too much, the rest is very well done :lol:

erwinsoo
08-05-2007, 05:24 AM
Good Good !
Preety warm colors, we can feel the confortable wheater on her skin shader.
Just the hair that I don't like too much, the rest is very well done :lol:
Thats the part i cant figure out... just dont know how to do hair..LOL practice practice practice...

D Akey
08-05-2007, 06:13 AM
Nice work.

Feels like an individual's face rather than a generic pretty face.

This looks like a beautiful, straight portrait. She would no doubt love it because it probably fits with what she's used to seeing in the mirror.

ÄlveKatt
08-05-2007, 06:17 AM
I'm guessing her name is Jessica Alba, am I wrong?

ENCHANTER
08-05-2007, 07:12 AM
that is way brilliant...what tools did you use?

have you tried smearing the hair with the smooth palette knife too lthen going over it with the new pencil?

yes brilliant portrait.... :shock: :D

bugfix
08-05-2007, 07:46 AM
Amazing portrait - very good work!

screenpainter
08-05-2007, 08:10 AM
She's beautiful. Looks like Jessica Alba to me too. Nicely done.

wfd
08-05-2007, 09:15 AM
In a word -Stunning-

pai
08-05-2007, 11:33 AM
Excellent portrait painting. The face is so smooth. Do you need to do it in layer?

erwinsoo
08-05-2007, 03:43 PM
Thanks everyone for the encouragement.

The photo was first traced and then I pinned up the reference image on the side, zooming in whenever necessary to understand the image.

Then I did the face, eyes, neck, eyebrows, lips in seperate layers before blending with the knife (smooth option) in AR2.5 and merging some layers which i felt was already there. I also used the zoom feature for the canvas to work on details. So basically, the soft knife and zoom were the key tools.

total time required... about 6-8 hours

How do artists render hair in real oil portraits? I've been grappling with the hair issue since I started learning but thanks to everyone for the advice. Perhaps a dry bristle brush option would be useful also?

jacktar51
08-05-2007, 08:59 PM
A beautiful picture of a beautiful lady....Jack.

shirly
08-05-2007, 09:11 PM
very very beautiful painting........

marcotronic
08-05-2007, 10:00 PM
Amazing portrait! Stunning artwork. I agree about the hair, though...

There are tutorials about how to paint hair in the July and August issues of 2DArtistMag (a pdf magazine, very interesting for 2D artists! $4 USD) The software used in the hair tutorials is Photoshop though...

http://www.2dartistmag.com/


Marco

hanzz
08-06-2007, 01:56 AM
great painting, congratulations !!

Here's a super tutorial for painting hair.
http://www.furiae.com/index.php?view=gallery

downside is , you need adjustable brushtips.That's why I paint always in two programs. (ArtRage and Artweaver) :wink:

erwinsoo
08-06-2007, 05:09 AM
thanks marcotronic and hanzz... i also found a couple of hair tutorials.. doesnt look easy and perhaps artrage doesnt have the tools yet. eg blurring tool or layer blur, dry bristle brush etc

yea... maybe i have to work in both artrage and photoshop or something....

D Akey
08-06-2007, 07:29 AM
6-8 hours is a pretty good pace.