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July 30th, 2006, 03:41 PM
Hello everybody. This is my first post here on CA.Thought it would be nice to start here in the self portrait section, although I must say that I`m a bit intimmidated by this site. It seems so huge. It`ll take me ages to get to know it.
Please do tell me what you think of this pick:)
Technique:Acrylic on canvas.
July 30th, 2006, 04:05 PM
well it looks really nice and neat, I wish to see a photo of you now too for reference !!!!!!!
July 30th, 2006, 04:51 PM
This may just be a personal preference, but I would lay the paint on thicker next time. There's a lot of areas (expecially between areas of different colors) where the white of the canvas shows through, and I think thicker paint could help cover those.
Looks good though. I agree, a ref pic would be nice.
August 2nd, 2006, 10:12 PM
I agree there is a little to much canvas coming through it makes your painting seem a little washed out. You may want try an undercoating of paint with a neutral or dark color before you start your painting next time.
I think your paiinting is quite good though, great color choice and all. I too would like to see your reference.
But who am I to say anything as I have not had the balls to post anything as of yet.
August 3rd, 2006, 07:50 PM
Yes, the paint is probably a bit too thin. More than likely a result of the fact that this was my fourth acrylic painting or something after having painted almost exlusively in translucent watercolors ( aquarelle ). I built this pic up " saving the white" as I would in watercolor.I`ve learned a lot since then. Any way, I would greatly appreciate if anybody could recommend any advanced books on the use of underpaintings.
Thanks for commenting.
August 15th, 2006, 04:19 AM
did you go to the kubert school, you look familiar.
i will be a third year this year....as you would have been if you are ther person that I am thinking of.
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