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Thread: Old man face. Acrylic and oil
February 24th, 2012 #1
Old man face. Acrylic and oil
Hey so I'm trying out this new thing with acrylic where I water it down and try to keep as much of the paper showing through as possible, to get a kind of water color effect.
Heres the painting
There's something bugging me about the eye. I think it's that I'm not doing the eye lid correctly but I'm not sure.
I'm using this picture as reference but not trying to replicate it.
EDIT: I've just realized I also probably need a picture picture. I'll try and get one tomorrow.
Last edited by TheDonQuixotic; February 24th, 2012 at 03:17 PM.
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Until you understand the 3D-ness of what you're drawing it's all just going to be flat shapes. At that point you might as well cut them out of paper.
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February 24th, 2012 #3
I can not see the image
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Aaaah yes. Now I see what you mean Vin. I took it in photoshop. It's not just a highlights issue. I've also not allowed enough room for the brow. With no room between the brow and eye, it gives no room for the lid and sunken in part of the brow. Thanks
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This fixes some of the problems but not all. There's also a problem with the nose and the area under the nose and above the mouth. Also issues with how his wrinkles are rendered. And that mouth is bugging me! Argh. I should have rendered it apart from the beard first. Without the ability to erase I'm going to have to just move on and do another piece like this. Good experiment though. Here's what I corrected in PS.
This picture is super tiny. Next time I'm going to take a photo with my DSLR. It might be kind of cool to do a mixed media with digital and acrylic. I love the texture of working with real paper, but theres some great flexibility with digital.