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    Like everyone else is saying your making good progress with your paintings. You sure have done a fair bit of work since I was looked too well compared to me that for sure, your portrait always have such good detail to the eye I find it quite hard to get that detail look that your get.

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    term8or: thanks that first suggestion sounds like a good idea, gonna try it out. I try to do an underpainting with raw umber but somehow I mess up when applying the colors. Either the glaze isn't translucent enough in acrylics or in the case of oils, the underpainting wasn't completely dried yet

    Fellah: wow, I'm honored having you leave a comment in my sb and thanks. hehe, that portrait is very familiar huh?

    Flake: thanks yah I like the slower drying time better, I can actually blend the edges., but I got to remember to let it dry before I can apply another layer.

    EKU_11: thanks hehe, I try to do at least one thing a day, but it's hard, some days I just don't have any motivation. I'm not sure if I read if or dreamed it, but whenever someone views a portrait, the eyes are the first thing they look at. So I try to make the eyes as convincing as I can yet simple to create.

    just a couple of random crappy doodles (no refs) this time crappy paintings will be on another day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldNoobie
    Flake: thanks yah I like the slower drying time better, I can actually blend the edges., but I got to remember to let it dry before I can apply another layer.
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    It's probably stating the obvious, but most oil painters work on at least two or three pics at the same time, minimal waiting times and it gives you a nice sort of perspective on stuff that you did (many) weeks ago.

    It's no longer your "greatest awesome pic", it's just that shit you did last week so it doesn't matter if you destroy it totally. Get what I mean?

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    Nice charcoals, I love those white highlights on the neutral toned paper... your drawings are lovely, but so many females of the same body type!! You should switch it up a little, its kinda fun to draw really curvy contours!

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    Looking great as usual mate, keep it up!

    Nice oils. Love your charcoal sketches too - the highlights really add to them. Don't be afraid to play around with skin tones... go wild with them while attempting to keep them as a whole value-wise. Don't take this as patronizing or anything, I'm just not very good at being helpful

    I have no idea of what I'm talking about but keep this up! Looking good!

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    Love the first oil painting - I know the colours are 'wrong' but they look great anyway.

    My sketches (such as they are)

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    Flake: I'm sure most oil painters work on more than one at a time, considering it takes days for a layer to be dry enough to add another layer. At this point for me, every new painting is a hit or miss kinda situation it can either look decent or it is a complete waste of time and effort. That first one when I posted it, I did it all at one day. But I made some slight adjustments since (and still look like bah) and waiting for it to dry.

    Jska: thanks .. hehe, the female bodies, well, can't help it almost all fashion ads feature females with that type of body besides, they are easier on the eyes

    Spats: thanks I am going wild with the skin tones (cuz I can't mix the correct ones but don't tell anyone)

    gigglepixie: thanks what a buddy, stroke my ego even when I screwed it up badly

    haven't done really anything, I did this quick sketch just to post with my replies yah I know, it looks kinda funny

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    The acrylics are definitely getting better, and I liked the feeling on the oil painting the best by far. Although I do agree with Jska, I would like to see a charcoal of a heavyset old woman

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    Wow! Your portraits are improving so fast! You make the wrinkles and teeth on a face seem so natural. I can never do that...
    On your last portrait, it looks funny because one eye is higher than the other. do you do preliminary lines before drawing in the facial featuers? If not you should start. It really helps a lot with proportions.
    Your acrylics are spectacular. I'm starting on acrylics soon too so it's really exciting to see yours. Go for a more ambitious piece next time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldNoobie
    Flake: I'm sure most oil painters work on more than one at a time, considering it takes days for a layer to be dry enough to add another layer.
    It shouldn't take days for paint to dry, if you paint thin (like, the thickness you'd paint with house emulsion, or thinner) and put maybe 1-2 drops of liquin in your white.

    Also, what white are you using? Zinc white is a slow drying pigment, better to use flake white or neutral white.

    Finally, check what drying oil your paint contains. You really want linseed oil for an underpainting. Stand oil, Safflower and Poppy seed oil all take much longer to dry - better for direct painting and top layers.

    http://painting.about.com/od/oilpain...ryingtimes.htm

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    Were do you get the inspiration for your portraits are they of the top of your head or from magazines and things like that. Like the random doodles with no refs pretty good to see you putting that theory of yours in practice’s for someone that might forget dur to old age.

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    some of the studies from reference you are producing are really starting to step your game up, great effort being shown, keep it up.

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    max xiantu: thanks learning to paint isn't easy it takes a lot of work, time and effort. As for a charcoal sketch of a heavyset old woman, I'll see what images I can found on the net. Maybe will have one later tonight or tomorrow (key word here: maybe)

    Bald Muffin: thanks rendering those teeth took a while to do and still don't look quite right they're hard. Actually, that last sketch, they eye on the far side of the face is not only too low, its also too small. Yah, everything is lightly sketched before actually keeping it there. I found that sometimes a light sketch may look correct would actually come out incorrect when darkened. Acrylics are great cuz they dry so fast but that could present a problem if a hard edge is not wanted, but i suppose that can depend of the type of surface that it is painted on.

    Term8or: I don't know, I checked the painting and it's still isn't completely dry to the touch yet. It might be the cheap oils I am using to learn and that I'm using canvas paper right now. I use refined linseed oil to thin the paint, maybe a little bit of turpenoid if a lot of linseed oil is used. The white I am using right now is titanium white.

    EKU_11: Where I get the inspiration? hmm I don't know, all I know is that I have always been fascinated with the human facial structure. Every face shares the same basic structure yet no two faces are exactly alike, not even identical twins, there are always some differences if the time is taken to observe. Most of the portraits I have done are from magazine ads and images from the net. My anatomy knowledge sucks, I only know the basic muscles, mechanics and structure. I really need and should spend more time studying anatomy among other things that I'm not inspired to do.

    DannySketch: thanks

    an unfinished quickie sketch to go with the replies

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    here is a quick sketch of an elderly woman ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldNoobie
    Term8or: I don't know, I checked the painting and it's still isn't completely dry to the touch yet. It might be the cheap oils I am using to learn and that I'm using canvas paper right now. I use refined linseed oil to thin the paint, maybe a little bit of turpenoid if a lot of linseed oil is used. The white I am using right now is titanium white.
    It sounds like you might be adding a tad too much linseed oil, or maybe you just paint quite thickly. No big deal, it'll just take a bit longer to dry.

    btw, you realise that oils will go over acrylics quite nicely? If you wanted to you could knock in the underpainting in acrylics then go back in and soften edges etc with oil. Just a thought.

    Like the latest sketches btw.

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    hey oldnoobie.. your portraits are realy imroving, looks good so far, i canīt give you any tips but practice

    but donīt forget to draw full body views too, it is important to find the right way to place the head on the body


    ok so long.

    hope you keep this sb up.

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    Flake: well I do use quite a bit of linseed oil ... though I use only turpenoid for the under painting and that dries pretty quickly. yep, I know that oil can be used over acrylics

    Haxxxor: thanks hehe, yah I need to do more full body view sketches

    okay, here is the oil painting again with the adjustments and used the scanner this time even though its not completely dried. Got a bit of paint on the scanner glass but not too hard to wipe up.

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    I always like faces for the same reason but felt in would be better to get improve my anatomy studies and all that so that my skills would become a big more all-rounder.

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    yah i really should do more studies on stuff other than portraits ..

    really small update

    return of the water drop in acrylic ... think I got the colors right this time I hope

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    just some gesture doodles (6b charcoal on kraft paper) no refs

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    great gestures.. the arms might be a bit long.. but really great... I esp like the foreshortening in 8th one....

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    Old Noobie!

    You may be old, but you are far less of a noobie than when you started this SB. Great work. Those last gestures are really nice- especially from no ref. Some proportion flaws, but that will come with time. Keep drawing, and please keep posting.


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    thanks glikster and Waffle_King yah i realize that some of the proportions are off, I didn't want to fuss around too much with it or it would have been more than a gesture sketch just wanted to spend a few minutes on each.

    a quck charcoal sketch that didn't come out too good

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    more doodles

    first three done with ultra fine sharpie and last one with soft carbon pencil (no refs)

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    Hard to keep up with your posting! Those arms are nice looking. Accurate enough in a very dynamic way. I especially like the upper right one with the elbow focus.

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    Wow, these are great. Good energy, and the hands and arms are really nicely handled. Keep it up duder =)

    btw. that charcoal sketch was nice imo !

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    hey!
    these last gestures are really looking good, especially the male ones,why don't you mix different medium while doing them, and maybe add some highlights.You've already improved a lot since the beginning of the topic...why don't you try to change subjects too?
    this sketchbook is looking good, keep 'em coming!

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    hi your ligting sense is good but you ampliy the strokes and forms control or ask your hand to listen the inner .........

    try to concentrate on drawing than on shading and lighting,

    if the drawing is good then there is no need for painting.


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    hey been checkin you out. Glad your doing this. Hmmm I thought I was old starting to recapture my drawing skills. Glad your doing this.

    It'd be cool to see page 25 of your progress!

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    Frumious Me and aph: thanks

    TheGnoll: thanks just started learning color soooo mixing different medium might take a little longer hmmm maybe I try a different subject for next post, don't know what yet though

    dhilipsomesh: thanks I used to do only line drawings, trying to learn to show structure through light and shadows right now. I understand what you are saying in that the underlying line drawing needs to be good.

    Bard: thanks hopefully I can get to page 25

    haven't done anything practically for the last two days, finally did something and no surprise here another charcoal sketch

    thanks to a CA member for her picture to use as a ref

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