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Thread: Old black lady. WIP Stage 7 added.

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    Old black lady. WIP Stage 7 added.

    Here is the beginning of the painting.

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    It looks like You're proceeding well, dear mate. Look forward You finish it as successfully as You look for for this excercise! Did You use a reference picture too?
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caesar View Post
    It looks like You're proceeding well, dear mate. Look forward You finish it as successfully as You look for for this excercise! Did You use a reference picture too?

    Sorry it was late. Here is the reference picture. She works at the hospital I work at. She is probly one of the kindest people I know. She is a very strong iconic figure as well.

    As you can see, I am trying the new method everyone sugested. Hope she turns out well.

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    not sure that she would like hearing you call her old.
    she looks young to me you can just tell she is a sweetie.
    hope you continue toward a beautiful portrait of her.
    you are definitely improving as you do more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by screenpainter View Post
    not sure that she would like hearing you call her old.
    she looks young to me you can just tell she is a sweetie.
    hope you continue toward a beautiful portrait of her.
    you are definitely improving as you do more.

    Thank you. She is 86 years young. Prictice, practice, practice... and more practice. I am determined to conquor the mistry of the face even if it kills me. I am sick of saying "I am not good enough to paint faces" to those who inquire about me doing them. It is not an acceptable excuse for me anymore. So I venture on the conquest to improve the quality and realism of my work. Thank you again for your support.

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    Now I can better appreciate and confirm my opinion that You're going pretty well with her. Really very good so far; an evident further progress as far as I can foresee the end of this portrait.
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caesar View Post
    Now I can better appreciate and confirm my opinion that You're going pretty well with her. Really very good so far; an evident further progress as far as I can foresee the end of this portrait.
    I think I forgot to mention. My name is Joseph

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    You are making nice progress with this.I'm pleased you started with a sketch first before painting as this allows you to get everything in proportion before you start to paint...look forward to seeing how you progress...
    By the way what size canvas are you using?

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    wow Joseph, she looks way younger than 86.
    I personally think it takes some time to get artrage to do what you want it to.
    glad to see you are drawing a sketch on paper or in artrage and then do the coloring on another layer.
    tracing really helps to learn about the shapes of the face.


    second...mix up your tools. the tendency at first is to try to do the whole portrait with the oil brush, but
    you will find that using a combination of tools is far easier to get artrage to do what you want.
    I have a felt pen preset that comes in very handy for doing portraits. I use it a lot. I just vary the
    size according to what I need. watercolor can also work for areas of the face. and in artrage you can
    mix oil and watercolor and felt pen together to great effect.
    also a great portrait tutorial by member Dali is here:
    http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums...trait-tutorial
    there are others to look at also in tips and tricks. Mr. Paint and others.

    you can get my felt pen preset in this thread called gz soft pastel:

    http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums...-Studio-Pro%29
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonwood View Post
    You are making nice progress with this.I'm pleased you started with a sketch first before painting as this allows you to get everything in proportion before you start to paint...look forward to seeing how you progress...
    By the way what size canvas are you using?
    I will look at the canvas size when I get home. I useuly try to max it out so that if I need to down size I can and it should never be to small for most projects I can't forsee one the horizon. Thanks again.

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