Hey, I went to the art store today and saw some supplies for that solar engraving stuff...wait, actually I think it was photo-sensitive paper...anyways, it made me think of you! How does Mr. Intheuk like his portrait, or have you not shown it to him yet?
Aw it's nice to be thought of all the way across the Atlantic..cheers...solar engraving looked it up, looks interesting. I did GCSE photography back before digital (oh my god a whole technological revolution happened after I left college...Jeez!) and I really enjoyed playing around with the photo paper, might look into it again Liam likes his picture cheers, Aiden hasn't seen his yet, he will at the weekend.
and here he is finished..going to send it off to print now
Hi love. I really like the colors on your Chow 191 and 193. As for the new caricatures I think the drawing is better, but the color feels hesitant to me. I like the thicker, sumptuous kind of handling your used for Cate. With the lines, these ones feel much more like drawings than people.
You do so much work! I should fallow your example better. Keep it up!
Hi Angel! I'm loving the caricatures. I can see you go for a style similar to guys like Dominic Philibert or Jason Seiler.
Looking at the reference photo of Aiden I think you could have pushed the light and the shadow contrast. The shadow side looks too light, so the contrast is not there. Look at how the strong the light is on the right(our right) side of his face. That's because the shadow side is dark enough for the contrast to show through.
Have you also considered painting over your lines? Some of them are distracting and they don't mesh well with the realistic painting you're doing. Some examples are the lines of his cheeks when he's smiling and the line indicating his adam's apple. Just use color and shade to suggest those parts. The lines for the hair are a bit much as well. A couple of large, well-placed brush strokes should have done the job. Just go for simplification for less important parts and put more focus on your focal point.
Thanks muchly Parsakoira! that portrait is lovely, it does look like me totally! and for the new photo, funny expression, might have to have a go at caricaturing you next
Cheers Dizon for the crits and links to follow, those guys are amazingly inspirational. I've heard of schoolism.com and would love to do one of their courses, maybe I'll afford it one day Thanks for the crit, I did do it from 2 pictures and the 2nd one wasn't as much in shadow and looked better so I tried to keep him a bit lighter. I'll keep in mind about the lines I guess some master studies of different styles would benefit me now, I need to try and stick to one style for a while I never know when to go realistic or keep it sketchy, I do kinda wing it a bit too much.
Here's an update on the etchings. Slow progress, I ran out of white spirit so haven't cleaned up all of them yet. Here's marylin before and after cleaning the blackout gunk and masking film off, she still needs polishing.