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post #21 of Old 06-25-2015, 04:17 PM
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I think Just and Dave may be on to something.
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OK -- Thanks -- how does this look...I like it. Now remember this is not the canvas, it is just a messy test in the Paint program. This is going to be the biggest portrait I have done. The canvas is 16x20 all the others I have done have been 8x10.



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Here's the canvas. I tried to trace most of it because I want to get the best possible likeness, but I have found that when you blowup a picture to 16x20 it gets very blurred so tracing it was very difficult except for the outline of the face and the placement of the features. The actual features I did pretty much freehand. Do you think it's a decent likeness? Is their a problem I don't see? Tomorrow I will start painting.






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Looks great!
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Looking good Terry! Check the eyes.. his look a bit off to me.. The eyes are the window to the soul.. if you get them right.. the pic will be great.. if not.. it will look "off" even if you can't identify why. Use a coin or something else to get the iris circles perfect.. and make sure both eyes on a person are looking in the same direction

Actually.. looking again.. you have the eyes pretty spot on (did you trace this?) But I would STILL move his right eye (our left as you look at it) toward the center just a bit. Sometimes artistic license is valid.. even though the photo looks like that... it will probably look better in the painting if you "correct" it just a bit

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Oh yes I see what you are saying Dave...Thank You. Yes I did trace as much as I could but the picture was not very clear having been blown up to 16x20, so I did some freehand using the original picture as a model.



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I put in the background and it did come out less gray than intended....still I think it's muted enough to be a good background. What do you think. At this stage it's very easy to scrape off and redo.



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Looking very good Sis..

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So far, so good!
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I started on the acrylic underpainting. It really looks ugly in this stage. I think I fixed his left eye David. What do you think...better?



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