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April 21st, 2005 #1Registered User
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***Portraits n' Stuff***
Here is some stuff that's been sitting around.
I've been playing with light and color lately.
I'll dump some more stuff in here next week.
Last edited by James Kei; April 21st, 2005 at 01:11 PM.
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Very nice portraits and you've got some cool textures goin on.
There is nothing wrong with using a photo to help you see things.
No one complains about life drawing,
so take a photo.
its easy, and will improve your piece greatly."
April 21st, 2005 #3
brillaint textures on that man's armor.
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April 21st, 2005 #5
real nice stuff James! I dig the first & third one! the second isnt really my cup of tea....but who cares
congrats on you joining MB btw....
April 21st, 2005 #6
there is something in those paintings... keep on this way guy, there is somethin' good behind !
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A couple points to consider:
The textures look a tad bit forced. Or at least inconsistant.
The guy in armor looks especially overdone with the textures. And it seems to me that the light source[s] is[are] conflicting on the head + armor vs cape.
In my opinion in the second one the two blue streaks are unecessary. I'm a fan of the moody peice.
And finally the women's eyes are most uninteresting. The necklace, chin and hood are sharper and therefor distracting from my favorite part [and I think the most important.]
April 21st, 2005 #8
there's a nice painterly feel to the rendering on all of these, but I'm really digging that fat iguana sultan hatching an idea for a dastardly deed.
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April 21st, 2005 #10
These are wonderful and can I take this strategic position to congratulate you and steak-tron on your new, prestigious, employment. Top notch, well deserved.
April 21st, 2005 #11
The one I prefer is the armored guy : his armor is totally stunning. If the lighting of the face is as strong, it's gonna be a pure top notch picture.
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April 21st, 2005 #12
my favorites are the 2nd and 4th one, the second is very sienkiewicz-ish, and the last one reminds me of something i would see in the star wars concept books.. the faces seem kinda weak in the other ones, i know you can do better..
April 21st, 2005 #13
The guy in armor rocks my world 8)
April 21st, 2005 #14
now I know why you're working at massive black
April 21st, 2005 #15Registered User
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great work, james! the way you vary your textures and strokes gives your painting alot of vitality