love and sandwichhhhhh
i feel like grabbing a sandwich to munch on now
Cool man, glad you like it.
Just wanted to say that this is quite possibly the best thread I've seen here in a long time. In amongst the trash-talking, controversy-filled threads of childishness dotted around the lounge, this one stands out like a little cottage in the winter wilderness, full of happy people carrying on.
Not only that, we're all practicing and learning.
I've done 3 different people 3 different ways so far, in both style and execution. Sadetar was something of a deviation from how I normally do a study: I blocked in all the major colours first, not sketch it out like I normally do. The features eventually morphed out of the rough patches of colour and value. Shamandalie's was done with a sketch for the likeness, then I blocked in the colours and refined. With Jake's, I followed the process I normally do with finished pieces, (but not studies from reference) and that's to do full values, then make an overlay layer for colour, then merge and paint on top. Tried for a lot of contrast.
So what am I getting at? Well... without this thread I wouldn't have tried these different things, and I did my absolute best to get the likenesses down since I knew that my subjects would be seeing them. It inspired me to get off my butt and do some facial studies that I NEED to do. I guess what I'm trying to say is, this thread is awesome, you're all awesome, and we can't let this one die
I'm glad you guys are enjoying the thread. I have some more portraits to do myself. I also agree with you, it's definitely a learning experience. I also like the fact that we're getting a better perspective of people than just throwing up a mugshot of each other. Now we actually have to observe and look at that person's picture to be creative, find out how a portrait would work with their personality.
That's why I didn't put it in the activities thread and put it in the lounge, because it does show more of a purpose than just drawing, and on the other hand a purpose than just throwing up photos to get to know each other.
Heres my attack at AsaB ;-)
Feel free to rip me off!!
Spaz I did not see this thread until last night!!! THX and I love this painting of my, you guys are kicking some serious and funny bootie, Arshes, good job with this thread!! I'll try one maybe? so much inventory to choose from.
This thread rocks Thanks to Equality72521 and Kfeeras, I'm loving your works! I've never had my caricature done before Oh, and Sarah McLachlan? I guess arttorney has a point!
I'll be making some of my own soon, hopefully tomorrow! In the meantime (and while making an essay...), I'm just gonna peak here inbetween and oogle at the awesomeness.
i tried to go for caricatures,while still retaining comparable likeness...i think i didn't quite manage.
jake and spaztastic.
and the only pic of myself i can find right now. (and like too)
I feel like Ive been asleep and this whoe awesome thread has passed
Ive always said All my WDELL pics are fairgame. where's the Kitty he's always claiming to be saving pics ous to paint..
I have done pics of Sveta, Slash, Noe and Naomi Nigghshigadfp0zzzsrujsss whatever...
i would love to find time to do more
To see the world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.
Hah, wonderfully fun activity! I'll be doing one of ya tommorrow=D
Here are some shots if someone wants to take a stab at it:
Sketchbook!! Please help me improve!
"where's the Kitty he's always claiming to be saving pics ous to paint.." --Chaos
The pics are being used for ref on a series of 30 x 40 paintings, which are going to take me a while to finish. I'll see if I can get some of my sketches reduced and scanned in to post here...
No position or belief, whether religious, political or social, is valid if one has to lie to support it.--Alj Mary
Ironically, the concept of SIMPLICITY is most often misunderstood by simple-minded people. --Alj Mary
this is an awesome thread, love the references coming in
I've drawn Petite ! :] coz she is cute with her pink hair !
Here is some of mine, if you want :
There is other posts but i am lazy to find them and tired and actually i'm looking at Petite's portrait now and it's less cool than what i first thought... bleh.
...time to take a nap ! XD
EDIT : Didn't take a nap but changed some stuff .. lol (and i have some real work to do now D: )
I'm gonna leave it this way now, but obviously it doens't look at her. Hemm, it's not as if this thread was about that... oh wait..
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loveandasandwich. Moleskin sketchbook. Not to sure who I'll do next. Not to good with adjustments in CS3, so it does look kind of washed out.
Well, so I tried my hand at few of you guys! These are fairly quick PS sketches. Sorry I didn't get the likeness so well :/ But I'd love to do more soon, this is such great practice!
Sadetar, Jason R and KidApe
(I tried removing the hat and flower, Sadetar, not sure how well I managed!)
"Not all those who wander