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Thread: A challenging copy attempt (3rd step)

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    A challenging copy attempt (3rd step)

    I started from a limited palette I should probably widen slightly as for hues and for sure as for tones. Still very preliminar. A detail of Isacco sacrifice by Michelangelo Merisi alias Caravaggio ...
    My approach and my outcomes are not as precise, patient and masterful as those of our dear VanityX who ispired me to this challenge, so, pls, don't try any direct comparisons
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    looks good already.

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    Thank You, dear Albert! In the worst of the cases it will be an opportunity to discover some new trick for getting a somewhat vintage look.
    I would also add the real masterpiece which is not among the most impressive Caravaggio paintings, but nonethess a really challenging task for me and my self-imposed limits (no tracing, measuring or color picking, as usual, in my own copying rules) ...
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    It will be interesting to follow your thread as you progress with it especially as you have given us all the original to compare with.
    It is looking good so far.
    regards Geoff

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    Thank You, dear Limey-g!
    Since You like to follow more frames, here's a second step.
    This far worked on the same layer and no glazing layer.
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    Looking very good already Cesare. Certainly a great challenge. I look forward to your finished piece. I have no such rules, I will sometimes use a sketch that is traced to begin with but I certainly admire your scholastic endeavor. It definitely would serve to keep the drawing skills in tact and also the color skills.
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    Thank You, dear Albert!
    You're right about my personal approach to copy a reference. My "rules" are just for me in order to exploit the opportunity to learn in the most fruitful way for me, that is to try to make a complete reproduction process and effort by training on drawing, colors composition, brushwok etc. so as to possibly increase my overall built in skills which would then be used for better imaginary paintings.
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    WOW this is going to be positively superb dear Cesare
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    Thank You, dear Amanda.
    I just found that I would require a slightly extended gamut to better match colors, but I would add new colors with much care, so as not to lose the chromatic harmony ...
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    certainly looks like a beautiful palette alright. especially so many flesh tones. this is where I would start sampling colors from the picture.

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