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    Old man. Revised slightly.

    Blur your eyes and stelp back a bit and he comes to life. It is like most things in life. If you stand to close they are out of focus.

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    Last edited by shadowslake; 08-08-2012 at 02:53 PM.

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    You are getting more confident Shadowslake, well done
    Sometimes...I remember better with my eyes closed

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    Quote Originally Posted by coops View Post
    You are getting more confident Shadowslake, well done
    Thank you Coops. Was fun to do for sure. Was not going for a photographic look but for more of am impressionist look.

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    Nicely done. Perfect likeness of me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barnburner View Post
    Nicely done. Perfect likeness of me.
    Was thinking he could almost pass for a traditional Santa Clause. Happy you liked it.

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    ... shadowslake ... I'm trying to understand your approach here ... I'm guessing you used at least two layers ... the first was a monotone oil wash done in thick dry varnish to produce visible brushstrokes in the background or underpainting ... then in a second layer you painted the face ... I ask because the image of the face imposed on the background has a little bit of a "cut-out" look -- the face in other words doesn't relate very strongly to the background, which itself has not been modulated to reflect a possible source of light for the flesh tones ... when I step back, the look of the background remains a separate object in relation to the foreground, and I wonder whether this is what you intended ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chinapete View Post
    ... shadowslake ... I'm trying to understand your approach here ... I'm guessing you used at least two layers ... the first was a monotone oil wash done in thick dry varnish to produce visible brushstrokes in the background or underpainting ... then in a second layer you painted the face ... I ask because the image of the face imposed on the background has a little bit of a "cut-out" look -- the face in other words doesn't relate very strongly to the background, which itself has not been modulated to reflect a possible source of light for the flesh tones ... when I step back, the look of the background remains a separate object in relation to the foreground, and I wonder whether this is what you intended ...
    I have done this for 2 reasons.

    1) I plan on changing the background later to something more appropate.

    2) I am not done with the old man. Am thinking about making him a clasic Santa figure.

    Is this more apealing?
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    ... oh, I didn't realize it was a work in progress ... but then, nothing ever really is finished, just abandoned ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chinapete View Post
    ... oh, I didn't realize it was a work in progress ... but then, nothing ever really is finished, just abandoned ...
    Is ok. I didn't exatly post it was a wip. Did you like the changes?

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