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Thread: Portrait of Stands With A Fist

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    Portrait of Stands With A Fist

    I've been wrasslin with this for the better part of 3 days. Came real close to deleting a couple of times.
    Portraits are really hard for me, but I think this one ended up being not awful...
    It's all ArtRage 2.5. I did use a ref picture, which I
    am attaching.
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    Last edited by barnburner; 06-15-2010 at 01:53 PM.

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    Try using a tracing image feature nice, very helpful to draw portraits but takes a bit of your self-esteem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lando View Post
    Try using a tracing image feature nice, very helpful to draw portraits but takes a bit of your self-esteem
    I did use the tracing feature to outline the key features, eyes,nose and mouth.
    I have studied tutorials on this site from really good portrait artists that suggest doing just that.
    I can't say it took anything away from my self-esteem, because even with that bit of help, getting the colors, shadows, hair, eyes, lashes,etc., up to a reasonable standard, was a huge challenge for someone like myself.

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    Barney, in portraiture the emotion makes the image alive.. and looking at the ref pic and your painting... you've done very well in that direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AT-TA View Post
    Barney, in portraiture the emotion makes the image alive.. and looking at the ref pic and your painting... you've done very well in that direction.
    Thank you - I really appreciate that.

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    If you learn to paint by drawing, advice from a great artist Andre Loomis, use the brush as you would a pencil.
    Last edited by Lando; 06-17-2010 at 11:33 AM.

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    barnburner,
    The dedicated effort is certainly part of the learning curve and you
    have made great progress. Now when it comes to me ... haven't
    even attempted painting a portrait yet because ... I cry easily.
    Mairzie Dotes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lando View Post
    If you learn to paint by drawing, advice from a great artist Andre Loomis, use the brush as you would a pencil.
    Thanks for the advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lando View Post
    If you learn to paint by drawing, advice from a great artist Andre Loomis, use the brush as you would a pencil.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mairzie Dotes View Post
    barnburner,
    The dedicated effort is certainly part of the learning curve and you
    have made great progress. Now when it comes to me ... haven't
    even attempted painting a portrait yet because ... I cry easily.
    Thank you very much.
    I doubt you would have trouble doing portraits.
    It's just "shade tree artists" like me, that end up banging their head against the wall..
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    I really loved this one Mike. Great job! The movie is a favorite of mine as well. The actress one of my favorites too.

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