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Thread: Lagomorphosis - Vin's Sketches
September 17th, 2011 #170
Cacti from my Barcelona sketchbook:
A painting of Big Lake in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada:
The next kids-type illustration I'm working on. I've been listening to CCR lately.
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September 19th, 2011 #171
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October 7th, 2011 #174
hi vineris, thanks for taking the time to critique my work!
i really like your landscapes, you have a great sense of colour and mood. i really love the colours and the minimalism in the painting of the reeds as well as the painting with the purple clouds! Keep up the awesome work!
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October 11th, 2011 #175
@Bella DC - Thanks! Colours are definitely my favourite thing to do.
One of these days I'm going to find an illustration method that works. Today doesn't seem to be the day. IOW #6:
Just an experiment in lighting and colour. Poison apple:
October 12th, 2011 #176
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October 19th, 2011 #177
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November 2nd, 2011 #180
So here's the story. This year I thought I'd do an acrylic portrait for International Self-Portrait Day. Sat down after lunch, started working, three hours or so later the light was going and dinnertime was nigh. I took the thing out to the kitchen to get a second opinion and Mr. Vin and I agreed that the portrait was shite. Complete and utter crap.
So after a good dose of swearing and dinner I took another couple hours to do this digital self-portrait, from life for a change (I usually end up doing them from photos because, well, look at the lighting. Atmosphere de fluorescent bulb.)
But now I have this problem with acrylics. Then I remembered that there used to be a guy who did these little acrylic portraits for practice using a big brush and limited palette. So I decided to start doing a few for practice and see whether I can improve. They're tiny so they can be done quite quickly, apart from the usual lot of work I still plan to do.
Here's the results of today's experiments:
These took about half an hour each. The first one I used iron oxide black as the cool colour and quinacridone red for the red, the second I switched to Payne's gray and permanent alizarin hue. I'm also using yellow ochre and titanium white. I think I'll stick with Payne's gray as I seem to like it, but I'm not sure I've settled on a red.
So... the big brush was really hard to control and I'm not really pleased with the results, but hey, I guess when you're at the bottom all roads lead up. The cheering thought is that I can steal photos with impunity because no photographer is going to recognize their subjects in these.
November 3rd, 2011 #181
November 4th, 2011 #182
More quickie portraits:
Using a slightly smaller brush for these (3/8" flat rather than 1/2" flat). I think the top two used permanent alizarin red while the bottom was cadmium red middle.
These are slightly better than the last batch, I think.