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Title: Pop Art Portrait
Post by: linley.plester on April 29, 2017, 03:55:27 AM
My version of Nolan's pop art class. I couldn't resist trying something slightly different by changing the colours and placing her in a slightly different position, and soon discovered why Nolan chose the arrangement that he did. The black hair meant that the highlights and shadings had to be reversed. I tried 2 shades of blue, but found using only one looked better. The blue highlights still look clumsy. I don't have a steady hand. Because I'd made a mistake on the hand I tried repainting it, but couldn't match the skin tones, and so repainted almost all of the face. I don't like my handwritten speech bubble.


Thebottom inch of the painting shows the claw-like shape of the hand even more. I don't like the expanse of empty neck at the bottom either. The painting would improve if the base was lopped off (can you do that to canvas board?) or hidden/disguised in some other way.  :help:
Title: Re: Pop Art Portrait
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 29, 2017, 08:14:15 AM
Great, Linley.  You mastered the art of posting a photo.

Painting looks cool.  I have never tried pop art.

I once cut off the bottom four inches off an oil canvas.  Once it was in the frame, it is not noticeable.  (Hope it doesn't unravel over the years.)

aloha

mea
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Post by: Straynative on April 29, 2017, 03:10:26 PM
Linley I honestly think it looks great. I'd like to try that class...
Title: Re: Pop Art Portrait
Post by: linley.plester on April 29, 2017, 07:34:55 PM
 :thankyou: Trev;  :thankyou:Mea.  Trev, it's a great class, not as simple as it looks. It takes Nolan about an hour and a half on the video class. It's taken me about 6 weeks. I have a feeling that it is going to influence my style of painting from now on. I've always loved garish colours, black outlines and areas of flat colour.  Mea: you may have created a monster... here is yet another photo.
The nose looks odd when you view the painting from it's RHS. I'm sure this is a matter of changing the shape of the shading????? ,but how?
Title: Re: Pop Art Portrait
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 29, 2017, 08:49:55 PM
Linley,

Here's a quick way to check out options for changing the nose.  Take a page protector and cut it into two sheets. Draw sample nose shapes on a sheet of the page protector. with dry erase pens.  Put them over the painting to see how they look.  Once you find one that looks good. transfer it to the painting.

Hope that helps.  I use it all the time for trying out possible additions to paintings.

aloha
Title: Re: Pop Art Portrait
Post by: linley.plester on April 29, 2017, 09:08:06 PM
Mea:  :thankyou: I didn't notice the problem until I set it on the  display easel and walked around the room. It's really odd. The nose looks fine from directly in front and to the left of the painting. It's just the view from the right of the painting that is wonky. I sometimes use little scraps of clear flat plastic packaging to decide placement of birds in the sky, but never thought of cutting up a page protector. ::)
Title: Re: Pop Art Portrait
Post by: Happychappy on May 23, 2017, 04:23:46 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Excellent pop art portrait Linley.      Patricia
Title: Re: Pop Art Portrait
Post by: linley.plester on May 24, 2017, 06:21:56 AM
Revised and finished.... Unless anyone has any useful suggestions?

Title: Re: Pop Art Portrait
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 24, 2017, 08:29:40 AM
Nice work, Linley.

Looks like a fun piece.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Val on May 24, 2017, 11:12:19 AM
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Post by: Win on May 24, 2017, 03:25:12 PM
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Title: Re: Pop Art Portrait
Post by: linley.plester on May 24, 2017, 04:23:36 PM
 :thankyou: Val, Mea. and Win. It was fun. I'm thinking of it as an intro to portraiture, and also hoping this style will appeal to our modern cashed up bogans (and others). An experiment. More to come.
Title: Re: Pop Art Portrait
Post by: robynann on May 28, 2017, 04:21:38 PM
Oh Linley I love it! Her nose looks fine to me. I hope you get into portraits now. So then I'm not the only one pulling my hair out!!! nah j/k.. You will love it!!  Great work!
Title: Re: Pop Art Portrait
Post by: linley.plester on May 28, 2017, 06:13:27 PM
Hello Robyn.... This pop art portrait came about because I wanted to paint a portrait of a happy couple (friends) who are comic book fans. I thought I might manage a pop art portrait instead of the more traditional form because I felt too inexperienced. Oops was stage one. Stage 2 is now underway... subject: Einstein. I have a pretty good likeness in the drawing but as usual I'm struggling with the skin tones because I'm working in acrylics and they seem to dry so much darker than the original wet mix (the difference is between a gentle creamy pink (wet) and the colour of an Egyptian peasant who works out in the burning sun all day. Unbelievable. So I tried toning it down with a buff titanium and now the wretched man is as green as the hulk!  I didn't have this problem with my flower paintings!  Maybe I'll have to try a zinc white instead of titanium which has a bluish tinge. Stage 3 I hope will be the actual couple portrait... I'm glad I decided to practice first... Otherwise I might have given up by now, Swapping experiences with you helps tremendously. :thankyou:
Title: Re: Pop Art Portrait
Post by: Cath on May 28, 2017, 11:16:39 PM
 :clap: Put your painting aside for 3 days and work on something different,  then you will be see it in a diffierent light.
Title: Re: Pop Art Portrait
Post by: linley.plester on May 29, 2017, 12:26:40 AM
Thankyou Cath.....
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Post by: linley.plester on May 29, 2017, 12:31:03 AM
PS Robyn... I don't have much hair left to pull out... It's extremely short. :2funny:
Steam coming out of the ears is more my style. :tickedoff:
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Post by: lynn p. on June 03, 2017, 05:44:04 PM
Linley--You are funny!  I love your pop art and CAN'T wait to see Einstein!
Title: Re: Pop Art Portrait
Post by: Val on June 05, 2017, 06:06:15 AM
 :doh: I could have sent you some (hair)! I had Lloyd cut off 2' from mine recently....got tire of having everyone sitting on it, myself included!  :2funny:
Title: Re: Pop Art Portrait
Post by: linley.plester on June 11, 2017, 05:01:26 AM
Kind of .you to offer Val. Mine never gets long enough to cut off 2 ". Now there's a thought... I wonder if hair could be used in a mixed media painting? ::)
Title: Re: Pop Art Portrait
Post by: Val on June 11, 2017, 09:15:42 AM
I don't see why not! I send mine into various cancer centers wherever we travel. They're always happy to get a couple of feet of hair for wigs.

Makes me feel like I have a brush cut, even if it is still down to my waste!  :heeha:      :2funny:
Title: Re: Pop Art Portrait
Post by: linley.plester on June 11, 2017, 05:40:48 PM
I think the cancer centre are a brilliant idea, Val. Much more useful than amateurish trendy art. I used to put mine in the garden, but it takes so long to break down in our relatively cool climate. I don't have enough room at my unit for a proper compost heap. Making proper compost is an Art itself,  ha, ha. O0
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on October 03, 2017, 08:52:07 AM
Linley i like your interpretation of this painting :clap: :clap: :gl2:
Title: Re: Pop Art Portrait
Post by: Aniz Oniro on October 03, 2017, 08:56:24 AM
this is my interpretation of pop art.
i liked this lesson very much,unfotunatly :'( i did not have bunt sienna in acrylic ,so face i did in oils and the rest in acrylic
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Post by: linley.plester on October 03, 2017, 02:20:33 PM
Well done, Maria! It is a fun lesson, isn't it/ ;)
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on October 04, 2017, 12:51:36 AM
 :thankyou:Linley
I realy like this kind of art. and it is a lot of fun
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Post by: Val on October 04, 2017, 03:27:36 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on October 05, 2017, 03:44:03 AM
 :thankyou:Val
Title: Re: Pop Art Portrait
Post by: nolan on October 08, 2017, 12:15:46 PM
great job Maria :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

I love your version and there is no problem with doing some of it in oil as long as the oil was painted on top of the acrylic and not the other way around O0
Title: Re: Pop Art Portrait
Post by: KathyKuz on October 11, 2017, 11:21:33 AM
Linley:  I like the revised version.  You have done a great job.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Pop Art Portrait
Post by: linley.plester on October 11, 2017, 02:51:56 PM
 :thankyou: Kathy. It's a great lesson.
Title: Re: Pop Art Portrait
Post by: TeresaM on November 01, 2017, 10:28:07 PM
Good  :painting: both Linley and Maria :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on December 27, 2017, 02:55:19 AM
Linley your pop art. looks great,i like the eyes :flowers:
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Post by: linley.plester on December 27, 2017, 04:09:08 AM
Thankyou, Theresa M and Maria. Funny about the eyes... I nearly forgot the eyelashes.... ;)
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Post by: liz on December 27, 2017, 05:27:17 PM
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: Looks like you’ve been busy doing a lot of great pieces of art work!  Good for you, Linley!!! :)
And have a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018!!!  :painting: ~Liz
Title: Re: Pop Art Portrait
Post by: linley.plester on December 27, 2017, 07:19:08 PM
Liz, I put in almost every painting I had, and did a few extras as well. Next year I hope to be better prepared. Thankyou for your kind words and support, and a happy New year to you and all my other PB friends too.
Title: Re: Pop Art Portrait
Post by: Cath on December 28, 2017, 01:56:21 PM
 :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Pop Art Portrait
Post by: linley.plester on December 28, 2017, 02:23:17 PM
 :thankyou: Cath.