Page 3 of 24 FirstFirst 1234513 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 233

Thread: Painting favorite models

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    2,034
    Hey, Robyn!
    Thank you for thinking so! I really appreciate it, coming from you and all the other talented artist who've visited the thread.
    It's turning out to be one long practice learning just how far my limited talent can take me. At least, on this project!
    Andrea has been coaching, and pushing me along the way with helpful tips, and giving me incentive to continue and not
    just say, 'that's it, it's done, that's my style'!
    And with you taking the time to vist and comment, just makes it a easier as well!
    So it continues...
    Again, thank you for your visits,
    and you encouraging words!
    Take Care,
    Steve

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    2,034
    Some eyes and nose progressions,
    Frost and Colorless Blender Tools.
    Still needs work...
    Tips welcome!
    Attached Images Attached Images     

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    301
    That is stellar work sir! Really very nicely done.

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Torino
    Posts
    1,428
    Last one looks almost like a photo! Nicely done Steve!

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    2,034
    Jmac....

    Why, thank you sir!
    Coming from you, is a well received compliment!
    Remember, I've seen your work and I think it's outstanding!
    How are you coming along with painting in Artrage?
    For me, I'm learning something new daily.
    So, thanks again and I'm Looking forward to your
    next painting!
    Steve

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    3,870
    There's a lovely softness about it.

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    2,034
    Andrea....
    Thank you!
    Going to give this one a rest untill I finish the one I'm in trouble with!
    Really love how you did Sarah, turned out great! I'm studying it to get
    some tips in how you did it!
    Take Care Friend,
    Steve

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    2,034
    Hi, Robyn!
    Thank you!, Trying real hard to accomplish just that. It's them eye's with
    all that shadowing that's getting me! I really appreciate your visits, I'm
    checking out how you paint hair, looking to be my next big challenge!
    Take Care,
    Steve

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    301
    I have come back to these last four images several times just to look and study. I mean no offense to Andrea with these comments and I fully understand and appreciate her saying the last image "looks all most like a photo". But to me this is much better than a photo. There is a liquidity in the eyes that is more suggestive of realism than it is photographic and fills that area with emotion. The blending is both smooth and textural in places. There is a softness that is not "realistic" but which not only makes the painting look real but feel real as well. There is a touchable quality there which furthers the emotion. Emotion which is obviously present but which almost defies words. Which I guess is why a picture is worth so many of them.

    I am a fan of photography as an art form. I know it takes a great deal more to produce a great photograph than a camera and the manual dexterity to press the shutter release. But there are characteristics in painting which are not possible (without photoshop) in photography. For me the hope, though not always successful, was always to use photographs as a reference to produce a painting that was better than the sum of those photos. To me, what Steve is doing here is such a painting and I say that without having seen the photo he is using as a reference. The painting is striking and beautiful on many levels and I appreciate the chance to watch it evolve.

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Torino
    Posts
    1,428
    Quote Originally Posted by stevemawmv View Post
    Going to give this one a rest untill I finish the one I'm in trouble with!
    Really love how you did Sarah, turned out great! I'm studying it to get
    some tips in how you did it!
    Thank you Dear Steve. Here below the link where you can download the "png" file at native resolution

    http://www.mediafire.com/view/0os88i...0-%20Copia.png

    Take care!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •