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    AUGUST SP THREAD BABY...here we go again

    ya' know...i've noticed a trend in some of my portraits lately. and DURACEL pointed it out once....i checked out one of android's portraits many months ago. it was one where he worked a portrait off one of coro's or manley's techniques. what he did was block in the major shape of the face in a dark sienna and then brought out all the colors on top of it. i've been doing this for sometime but....i'm doing something wrong. everything always ends up looking a little burnt or "dark".

    i would love some advice from some peeps.

    anyways....on to AUGUST.

    ps. my birthday is tomorrow (the 2nd:p )

    keep'em com'n folks!!!!!!!!!

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    AUGUST SP THREAD BABY...here we go again

    Moving this here, from the July Gspotd, since it's for the 1st. Bleh.

    edit: Seriously? Heh, so is mine. 23yrs, almost dead. O___o

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    keyth - not sure what to suggest, because I seem to have that same problem myself. You might try using some cooler colors are you're painting, or lighten the whole thing up when you're done by tweaking the levels or something. I dunno.

    hed|lamb - 23? Jesus you make me feel old.

    Hermchen - looks good, but you'd better fix that posture or you'll be a hunched over old man eventually.
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    Damn, and I wondered why does my back hurt. Looks like I am a hunched over young man actually -> 21 years. Birthday on 23rd of Sebtember. Oh my.

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    Damn, all you whippersnappers ... ya make me feel like an old lady at 30.

    Oh, and I forgot to say, your portrait looks good, well done.
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    i'm not sure which of android's portraits or what technique in general you are trying to incorporate into your stuff. but i would suggest using more color and more saturated color in general. not at all like my painting, but just using flecks of complimentary hues to get more depth and variety. your portrait is pretty monochromatic. i really have to force myself not to work that way though i know that is the scheme in a lot a lot of concept work, especially what i see on this board.

    i start pretty much every piece now with a sienna background and just build other colors on top, trying to let the sienna show thru in good spots.

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    Keyth,

    I agree with Erik, you don't have enough saturated color. You tend to stick with warm/brownish colors. Try using cool colors, such as blues and greens, for shadows. Warm colors for highlights.

    Also, It is very important to work all over your paintings; you focus on the face too much, and neglect your backgrounds. Negative space is equally impotant. Figure and space go hand and hand together. In order to render your portrait as true as possible, you must compare it to the space around it. Use More dimension in your backgrounds could be nice.

    Another thing, try using a middle/nuetral tone background. Try a grey or burnt sienna background.

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    Went back to my good old sketchbook today. Another partial self-portrait.

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    holy hell, i haven't posted here in like forever, or rather, 2 months. getting ready for college leaves little free time i guess. ok, here we go:

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    AUGUST SP THREAD BABY...here we go again

    I actually broke out a pencil and a mirror for this one. I need to get back into the habit of natural media, and work on not.. spot shading. I'll see if I can't rework this in Painter or something.

    Try as I might, I couldn't get the other half of my face to even resemble something symmetrical. So I scrapped it. Reminds me of that one artist... can't remember his name, but he'd only capture one half of a frontal view of his sketch subjects. 3/4s is so much easier to work off of.. gah.

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    Experimenting this morning, nothing worthwhile. I'll comment on our conversation about age, as soon as I get back, today started off in a hurry. [Aug.2]

    Influenced heavily by Erik, obviously.

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