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Thread: Artrage Portrait - have a look and tell me if you like my art style

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    Artrage Portrait - have a look and tell me if you like my art style

    Hello, I would love feedback on this painting I made tonight with artrage 4. I had great fun making it and I am very proud of it. I took painting and drawing lessons for two years before quitting them but I was taught landscapes so I have no tuition in portraits. This was good practice for me and this is maybe a style I am developing as I am still learning. Anyway, I hope you all like it. Gordon.Click image for larger version. 

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    p.s I am not sure what the rules are on the forum so I will not post any links but I have a couple of facebook pages with my art, mainly through traditional mediums.

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    It looks like a good start using artrage to me. Myself I am a Painter X3 user so painting with a computer can be more sophisticated. But horses for courses comes to mind.

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    blimey is it cold up there as for portraits to name a few Robyn an Aussie Andy a Italien Steve a Yank

    plus Caesar From Rome Plus 2 great face shifters Bob Row from don't cry for me Argentina and Yoann a

    Froggy from France that lot can show you all you need to know so crash on while you can still see the

    Sun SLAINTE and POZDRAWSKI coss it rolls of the Tonque

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    Welcome! Your style is simple and spontaneous, evidently based on differen vivid colors rather than tones. You will soon be able to add Your links I think. As for slf teaching, portraits or anuthing else there's plenty of sources alla over the web, but also give a look to the tutorials and tips in the relevant ArtRage Forum Sections below the galleries. Try as much as You can different styles. processes and approaches. There'a an awful amount of opportunities this softwrae give You access to.
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    I can just see you smiling and having fun as you painted this....

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    Thank you for the kind comments, in my case I guess there are two things going on when I paint. It was the same when I would paint a traditional painting at home, I want it finished as soon as possible, 2 or 3 hours, I am impatient to see the finished result. Yet when I went to art classes my paintings and drawings would take total over three classes about 5 or 6 hours. I also painted a kind of impressionist landscape last summer with strong colours as with my bipolar I get more creative in the summer. But perhaps I seem to like painting vivid colours because for me, natural tones are more difficult to learn. Certainly my aim for portraits would be more leaning more towards realism but this is difficult to achieve as I stopped going to art class and like I said, I paint really quickly. In a way it can be good because I don't have time to analyse the thought processes and I paint from the heart but also I am restricted by my lack of experience and ability. I was inspired to learn art when I saw people who created fantastic portraits just with an ipad and finger painting, apparently david hockney had an exhibition of his ipad paintings.

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    This is one of my drawings, I think I used a charcoal pencil.

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    This drawing is lovely indeed. Bravo!
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    Fantastic! Love it. Reminds me of a pic I did that my uncle offered me money for. I didn't take it. I wanted to keep it to recall what I had done since it was the first I had done in pen and ink and thought I could use it as a baseline for the tricks I did and all that (plus I wanted to hang it myself for all to see, which I never could afford the frame). I should have sold it to him so I could have bought a frame, but if I sold it I wouldn't have anything to frame. You could see my mind working that very first artist's conundrum through.

    He was being kind and supportive of me and at that age I had no social grace at all. I also liked the ink drawing a whole lot, never having done anything at that level, and hadn't yet realized that we have to let go of our 'children' once they're done. It's a really nice picture you made.
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    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    Hey, is this better?

    I downloaded a flesh tone palette from the forums, I guess this really helped. This took me four hours. What do you think?

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