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Title: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: dennis on March 01, 2013, 12:22:48 AM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone will keep these to this specific Lesson Posting only. This will also be of benefit to you as well in the future. Thanks

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Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: NHC50 on March 03, 2013, 12:48:17 PM
Well shucks I could not get into the class today. It said the paint basket was not responding.  :'( :'(
So I missed all of you.  :hug:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Tousabella on March 03, 2013, 01:01:26 PM
Yeah Nina...the chat box even went for a poop...Missed you. It was a great class.  See ya on the forum, tho, and the replay will be up before too long.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Val on March 03, 2013, 01:03:30 PM
I got on for about 15min. toward the end and then lost it. Got the same message as you did Nina. Oh well, next week......  ::)
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Martina on March 03, 2013, 01:06:29 PM
Thank you Dennis and Nolan for another great class. I really enjoyed it!  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Lillian on March 03, 2013, 01:07:02 PM
Missed you too, Nina!  You'll enjoy the replay.

It was a good class.  I got cut off on the end for some reason.  I couldn't get back in even through another search engine.  I finally shut down and booted up but by then the class was over.

Dennis painted a very handsome young lad.  I thought Nolan should sit for the 2 hrs and be the model but I guess he preferred to hide behind his camera.   :2funny:   

Thanks Dennis for a great class and Nolan for the expert camera work.   :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: lynn p. on March 03, 2013, 01:10:29 PM
Thanks so much Dennis.  I usually lose the signal but had it until the end today :)   I painted an orange background for grins because the shirt was blue.


Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Tousabella on March 03, 2013, 01:15:58 PM
Yeah...today was a challenge!! 
Lynn, you did an excellent job. Even like the background!  Good for you to paint along.     :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: ncwren on March 03, 2013, 01:16:47 PM
 :heeha: Wow Lynn-you really have some amazing talent!!!

I lost my eyes.  :o :2funny:

I'm certainly glad you gave us the previous lessons Dennis because I felt overwhelmed even today!  :sweat:

Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: lynn p. on March 03, 2013, 01:19:33 PM
Natalie--He is really handsome.  I think you did a stunning job.  Love his eyes.  Yes, good thing that the mouth was the same as last week!!!!  I mixed some of my colors in little bowls ahead of time to relax more, but still  :crazy2: .  Of course what I mixed wasn't what he used but worked.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: SunRai on March 03, 2013, 01:27:24 PM
Lynn and Natalie - you both did a great job with this lesson!  I can't believe you could paint along and do so well!   :congrats:
 
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: SunRai on March 03, 2013, 01:31:41 PM
I'm sorry some of you had problems getting on or stay on today.  I usually have problems with buffering, or losing it and having to get back in, but today I had NO PROBLEMS!!  Seems weird!  But, I'm not complaining  ;D   It was a great class, as usual.
 
I got my Color Buster right after class  :clap: Now I just have to print it, laminate it, and figure out how to put it together! 
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Karen on March 03, 2013, 01:37:54 PM


So far.
(Have gone to dentist)
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: jennylynn on March 03, 2013, 01:39:00 PM
  well here's mine, had to fiddle, made a mess he's now got a beard  :2funny:  great job everyone
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Happychappy on March 03, 2013, 01:50:59 PM
I had buffering problems again.  However, this painting I did yesterday on my own trying to incorporate everything we had learned over the past weeks.  I have finished my paint a long but am having camera problems and will have to wait for my husband to come home so I won't be able to post it until tomorrow but I do have the one I did on my own before our lesson today which I thoroughly enjoyed.  Thank you Dennis.  Here it is:    Patricia
 
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Happychappy on March 03, 2013, 01:55:19 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Good job everyone.  Have just gone back and had a look.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Lillian on March 03, 2013, 02:44:59 PM
Wow!  You all did fantastic work!!!   :congrats:    :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Happychappy on March 03, 2013, 02:54:57 PM
My daughter was able to sort our the problem with my camera so here is my paint a long from earlier today.  Patricia
 
 
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Lillian on March 03, 2013, 02:59:06 PM
Pat, that's fantastic!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 03, 2013, 03:00:51 PM
Okay--wow! You are all so impressive! Patricia your painting from yesterday is well done, too. Lynn I love your colors, and your painting. It looks just like him. Natalie you didn't lose much. It's really a nice portrait. Karen and Jennylynn well done. Bravo all.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Karen on March 03, 2013, 04:07:05 PM
I'm impressed with all the paintalongs and the paint before, Patricia. There are some great likenesses. I started late and i felt I never caught up this time - It's a good idea to have ready mixed paints instead of having to hunt for the paint box!! This is the slightly improved version but this still needs a lot of work.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: lynn p. on March 03, 2013, 04:25:45 PM
jennylynn, patricia and karen--This is really an accomplishment to paint a portrait in 2 hours.  I think everyone did such a good job!! Dennis should be proud of his great teaching. I think these are all good likeness :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Happychappy on March 03, 2013, 04:57:42 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  Lillian, Sarah, Karen and Lynnp for all your lovely comments.  I must say that I enjoyed the lesson despite having buffering problems and then camera problems after.  I think that we all did very well with the paint-a-long and credit must go to Dennis for being such a wonderful tutor.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Val on March 03, 2013, 05:10:01 PM
 :congrats:  Fantastic work everyone.  :congrats:   So sorry I missed this, all except about 10min. anyway.  ::)
Can't wait to see the replay....( I hope).
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: eftpower1 on March 03, 2013, 05:52:25 PM
You ALL are amazing!!!!

Was not able to be here for class, but from the reports those of us in this region had a problem any how..

I am very impressed with the work you all did.

hope to be with you all next Sunday
Regards
brian
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: NHC50 on March 03, 2013, 06:55:45 PM
Oh My what wonderful paintings you all did. I am very proud of all of you.  O0 O0 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: CarolHorvath on March 03, 2013, 07:27:31 PM
Thank you Dennis for a wonderful class again. My guy reminds me of Prince William. The color of the background isn't that garish--it's more subdued and goes well with the federal blue sweater. My guy happens to like lipstick also.  :blush:  I may do another one this week.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: lynn p. on March 04, 2013, 04:58:07 AM
Carol--Another handsome lad.  I like his gaze and yes he does look like Prince William!!! Bravo.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: polliwag on March 04, 2013, 05:07:01 AM
Hey everyone, Your Portraits Look Awesome!  I'm so sorry to have missed these classes.  Your work makes me anxious to try it!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Bhavna on March 04, 2013, 10:02:57 AM
Everyone doing awesome job with there portrait painting :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: bill97a on March 04, 2013, 10:41:19 AM
well done folks!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:. I have to wait for the rerun, I only caught a bit of the lesson I could not get a picture.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Zilpa on March 05, 2013, 04:36:24 AM
This came out a lot darker than I wanted but with practice I will get the water and the tone better.

Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: grandmapegi on March 05, 2013, 05:49:32 AM
 :clap: wow they all look great, i like how the backgrounds change -like the red.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 05, 2013, 06:35:18 AM
Zilpa I am just beginning to adjust how much color I put in while watching Dennis live. I think the camera makes it a little deceiving. He seems to be putting in so much color , but I think it might be more watery wash than I am perceiving. Just watch. Next I'll start going way too light! The elements and overall effect of your portrait are just fine! It looks quite like the guy!
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Happychappy on March 05, 2013, 10:56:54 AM
 :clap: :clap:  Good Zilpa and Bill. 
 
Sarah, I think you are right in what you say about the camera.  Dennis' colours look so much darker than mine when following along and yet his resulting painting is not so.  I think we should just go with our colours appearing to be that much lighter than what is portrayed on the video otherwise we sit with the problem of our paintings being too dark.  Just my thought.  Patricia 
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: NHC50 on March 05, 2013, 03:25:06 PM
 
Nina :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Zilpa on March 05, 2013, 03:34:36 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Nina well done.
Sarah I agree. I am thinking if I could take all the bits I really like about everybody's portrait painting and apply it to a new one, it would be a masterpiece. I think everyone has done a really great job.
I think my main problem is adjusting from letting the watercolour do it's own thing ( like in skies) to controlling it as in portraits.

Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Happychappy on March 05, 2013, 03:43:50 PM
 :twothumbs: :twothumbs:  Pegi and Nina.  I think you both did a good job.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: lynn p. on March 05, 2013, 06:56:25 PM
Zilpa, Bill and Nina really good job.  Pegi--for some reason I can't see yours on the Forum, it just has that little brown square.  That is interesting about the darkness of paint.  I suppose I have always just used the reference pic he gives us.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Happychappy on March 05, 2013, 07:12:07 PM
Lynnp, I also got that brown square when trying to view Pegi's painting so I went to her gallery and had a look at it.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Val on March 06, 2013, 01:49:28 AM
Here is grandmapegi's painting.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: lynn p. on March 06, 2013, 04:44:04 AM
Duh!! I should have known to go to the gallery Pegi.  What a fine, fine portrait.  Love your vibrant colors and a great likeness.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: grandmapegi on March 06, 2013, 07:07:22 AM
what happened he was on there yesterday before i signed out, he must have left the page and went for a drink :drunk: silly BUD,sorry about what ever happened :confused:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Val on March 06, 2013, 07:08:56 AM
Not to worry Peg....caught him coming out of the Three Crowns! He's here now.  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Lillian on March 06, 2013, 04:07:35 PM
 :congrats:   Congrats everybody!  All the portraits look great!
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Happychappy on March 07, 2013, 03:51:02 AM
 :thankyou:  Lillian.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: jennylynn on March 08, 2013, 01:54:33 AM
    have redone the adult portrait think i have done the line in his mouth too dark what do you think? otherwise I feel that I have done first one
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Val on March 08, 2013, 03:07:08 AM
Great job Jenny  :clap:   :clap:   I think if you just soften the transition between the light and dark side of his forehead and neck you'll have it aced. Just looks like his forehead and neck are cut in half. Otherwise...brilliant! Colouring is excellent.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: jennylynn on March 08, 2013, 05:06:02 AM
 :thankyou:   val will do that  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Happychappy on March 08, 2013, 05:22:07 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very good job Jennylynn, I agree with Val about softening the colour on the left side of his face. Nice to see the improvement from the first painting.  I admire your tenacity Jennylynn and I take my  :urwelcome: to you. You are a great inspiration to me.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: jennylynn on March 08, 2013, 09:57:57 AM
    :thankyou:  patricia you always say the nicest things  :flowers:
 
have decided to do another portrait yes I know  :2funny:   did this one in watercolour pencil, my first time of trying since the lesson.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Happychappy on March 08, 2013, 04:20:09 PM
Jennylynn you are amazing.  As I said, I admire your persistence.  It is a wonderful attribute and I so admire you. Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: lynn p. on March 08, 2013, 05:45:26 PM
Jennylynn I am so impressed with your persistence!!  What a wonderful lesson for all of us.  Great job with this portrait.  Don't know anything about watercolor pencil but impressive JL.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: DARYL on March 08, 2013, 06:04:33 PM
Jennylynn you are amazing.  As I said, I admire your persistence.  It is a wonderful attribute and I so admire you. Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: eftpower1 on March 11, 2013, 08:08:02 PM
WOW, guys!!! :yippee: :yippee:
brian
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: eftpower1 on March 24, 2013, 03:52:17 PM
After hanging him in the dinning room for a few days, made one small correction to the shadow on the chin. Had it coming too close to the left side of his mouth ( our right )

Had already redone his Right ear ( our left)  Thought he was going to be a "Vincent  van Gogh" look-a like :P !!

Thought about laying on a very pale orange wash on the light side of his face.... As is seems too light to me.
But I could hear the fiddles tuning up :2funny: and decided to leave it alone..learned a lot including I got a LOT to still learn :smart: No graduation for me...a life long learner

I am soo very glad we are all in this together and a very big  :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: to Dennis & Nolan!!
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 24, 2013, 04:56:15 PM
Ummmm...Brian???  :detective:  Did we forget a little something?
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: eftpower1 on March 25, 2013, 05:52:43 PM
DUH :whistle: :blush: :blush:



Sarah, would you believe the CAT hid it????

 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: You got me!!!

Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 25, 2013, 06:24:40 PM
This guy is becoming so famous he won't be able to walk out in public anymore. Okay, sure. I'll believe the cat hid it. Probably the one popping up in all the Feb challenges. Nice job Brian.  :clap: Another successful portraitist in the bunch. :'(  All I have managed is a mouth of very yellow teeth and one green eye. I guess that could make me a cyclopsist. Congratulations.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Happychappy on March 26, 2013, 04:19:23 AM
 :clap: :clap:  Nice job on the portrait Brian.  Patricia.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: NHC50 on March 26, 2013, 05:16:04 AM
So Brian had a senior moment.  :2funny: :2funny:  Brian you did a great job on your portrait.  O0 O0 :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Val on March 26, 2013, 05:24:51 AM
Great job Brian  :clap: :clap: A few more of these and you'll be in high demand!  :heeha:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: dennis on March 29, 2013, 05:09:01 PM
Very nice portrait, Brian  :clap: :clap: :clap: Just be careful with the eyes - the left eye in the painting is a bit too large on the left side - it points out too far.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: eftpower1 on March 31, 2013, 09:19:37 AM
Thank you all for the comments

Dennis, all I could think of when I stood back and looked at it on the wall is the old folk song line about "one eye on the pot and the tuther up the chimley" and the lesson learned is  I need pay more attention to the pencil sketch...make sure I have it right!!!  I was in a hurry and and did not take the time to see if I had followed the templet correctly
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Val on March 31, 2013, 01:43:27 PM
 :nono:  ooooo Brian. Haste  :run:  makes  :think:  no smiley for it.....waste!  Well, sometimes....your portrait is still a real zinger!
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: ncwren on April 01, 2013, 09:25:01 AM
Great job Brian!!  Glad you got it posted.  ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Pamela Meredith on May 02, 2013, 09:58:53 PM
i don't have the directions for this one either
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Val on May 03, 2013, 04:48:24 AM
 :wave: Pamela, there are a number of the more recent lessons that don't have the complete pdf's as yet. They will be coming  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Lillian on May 03, 2013, 05:15:17 AM
Jennylynn and Brian, you've done a fantastic job on your portraits!    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Pamela Meredith on June 01, 2013, 04:12:05 AM
this is my first attempt of an adults portrait
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Val on June 01, 2013, 06:45:32 AM
You have been busy! Overall colouring looks good to me. How did you find the blending of the colours? My people all seem to look like they're melting  :eek:    ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: lynn p. on June 01, 2013, 07:26:23 AM
Pamela--There is something very artistic looking about your portraits.  They are loose, fresh and not overworked.  I really like them.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: dennis on June 01, 2013, 12:16:58 PM
Very good for a first attempt at portraits  :clap: :clap: :clap: Many find it a very difficult subject and don't even try to attempt one. Good for you O0

Study the original photograph carefully and compare the chin area again. The left side of the face (chin area) is much too fattened out. See if you can lift out the dark shadows and rework that side. Repost for me to look at it again. :)
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Pamela Meredith on June 01, 2013, 04:44:04 PM
thank you Dennis, Lyn and Val I will try and fix for you Dennis
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Pamela Meredith on June 04, 2013, 02:52:06 AM
Hi this is the revised version of my adult portrait still not quite right
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: jrhall036 on June 04, 2013, 04:58:47 AM
I'm still new at this, so unfortunately, I can't offer much help.  But I do see a lot of improvement from the first painting!   :clap: :clap: :clap: O0
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Pamela Meredith on June 04, 2013, 04:15:01 PM
 :thankyou:  jrhallo36

Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: dennis on June 04, 2013, 04:48:15 PM
Pamela, a very big improvement as you have now centralized the chin and the face is now symmetrical :clap: :clap: :clap:
The jowls, however, are still a bit too heavy.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Pamela Meredith on June 04, 2013, 05:24:02 PM
 :thankyou: thank you Dennis I knew something was a bit off but it is getting there  that is good, I learnt oil painting first and I have to learn not to be as heavy handed but I am glad that it is improving and i will get there I will try another one soon and try to fix this too
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: dennis on June 04, 2013, 06:37:09 PM
That's my girl :clap: :clap: :clap: You have that "Get up and Go" O0
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Pamela Meredith on June 13, 2013, 02:56:23 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: njnjgirl on July 31, 2013, 04:14:15 PM
I never thought I could paint a portrait.  Thanks Dennis!  I am not that afraid of them anymore.
 
  My printer is still not working so I had to draw the face.  He looks like he has a toothache on the left side...and his cheek is swollen!  The eyes are off.  Wish I saw that in my drawing.    I like the left side of his face, that is something at least for my first ever portrait.  Mouth is funny, too ....well, here it is warts and all....
 
 
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Fencepost on July 31, 2013, 05:12:55 PM
Great job on the skin tones. So what if he has the mumps! Nice work! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: jrhall036 on July 31, 2013, 07:52:55 PM
Well, Mary Lou, I'm quite impressed that you drew this by hand, rather than depending upon a printer. Good for you!!  :clap: :clap: :clap: Great job on the skin tone, too. They're hard to get right.   :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: njnjgirl on August 01, 2013, 02:01:21 AM
Thank you Judie and Jani.  I showed this to my friend and if I covered the right hand side with my hand, the portrait came out fairly decent.  I don't know what I did with the right side.  It is really off, the eyes are offset and the mouth is too small I think.......We had a good laugh over it saying the guy had a tooth problem :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: jrhall036 on August 01, 2013, 05:15:34 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: He looks a little like my husband did yesterday after he returned from the dentist. Aww, poor fella!   :2funny:

Seriously, though, I think you have a really good start here. You can "heal" that toothache, and it will look just fine!   :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: dennis on August 01, 2013, 12:54:24 PM
Mary Lou. considering that you did not have the template, you have done a banner job with the portrait. :clap: :clap: :clap: You have caught the essence of the shading - which was what the lesson was all about. O0
The eyes are very much alive :clap:

Post another one when the template is available - looking forward to it.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: njnjgirl on August 01, 2013, 01:05:52 PM
Thanks  :thankyou: Dennis and I will do that.  :painting: Hopefully I get a printer soon!
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: njnjgirl on August 18, 2013, 11:30:51 AM
I finally have a new printer!  I now was able to download and print the template and here is the finished adult portrait.  Looks so much different than my last attempt! This guy doesn't have a swollen cheek.  :2funny:
 
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 18, 2013, 11:44:32 AM
Mary Lou,

This version of your portrait is vastly improved.  I like the way you have individual strands of his hair showing.  Makes it so lifelike.  Great teeth.  Nice smile.  Glint in the eyes.  So many good features!

You must feel really good about this one!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: njnjgirl on August 18, 2013, 03:00:34 PM
Thank you Mea! :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: dennis on August 18, 2013, 03:15:22 PM
Mary Lou, excellent painting overall :clap: :clap: :clap: Good shading and blending. Beautiful eyes O0
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Val on August 18, 2013, 04:47:29 PM
I concur ..... fabulous! I wish I didn't want to paint 'everything'!  :D It all takes me so long... Mary Lou, seeing this portrait of yours.... really lit a firecracker! I must stop darting about and  :parachute: settle. Ok, deep breath.....  :yippee: I wanna paint a portrait!!!!  :heeha:     :doh:    :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Zilpa on August 18, 2013, 11:41:13 PM
Well done Mary Lou, your portrait looks fantastic.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: njnjgirl on August 19, 2013, 02:17:10 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis, thank you and thank you for your skilled teaching! I never thought I could do a portrait in watercolor!  :flowers:
Val...Thank you.  I get the biggest kick out of you.   :-*
Zilpa, thank you, I appreciate it :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: jrhall036 on August 19, 2013, 04:31:30 AM
 :heeha: Mary Lou, look at you!!! I love everything about your portrait!! Perseverance really does pay off, doesn't it?  Excellent!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Happychappy on August 19, 2013, 04:50:19 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely job Mary Lou, a big improvement on the former one.  Good for you.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: njnjgirl on August 19, 2013, 04:58:38 AM
Thank you Jani and Patricia....I appreciate your kind words!!  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Fencepost on August 19, 2013, 07:46:06 AM
Well done Mary Lou!!! Really nice shading. Isn't it great to go from "I could never..." to "I did!" ?!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Lillian on August 19, 2013, 08:13:34 AM
Nicely done, Mary Lou!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: njnjgirl on August 19, 2013, 09:39:07 AM
A heartfelt  :thankyou: Judie and Lillian!
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: NHC50 on August 19, 2013, 11:05:25 AM
Mary Lou, very nicely done. Skin tones are very nice, He even has dreamy eyes.  O0 O0 O0
It sure helps to have a printer doesn't it? Where would we be without modern technology. Oh I remember!! the stone age.  :2funny: :2funny:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: njnjgirl on August 19, 2013, 12:50:27 PM
Thanks Nina and yes, finally  I have a printer again! :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 25, 2013, 01:30:06 PM
It sure was fun to put all of those body parts together for a real portrait!
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Happychappy on October 26, 2013, 04:22:24 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very nicely done Sharon.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: lynn p. on October 26, 2013, 05:20:04 AM
Hi Sharon--Yes, I remember how much fun this was.  Very excellent job but not surprised given how well you painted all the "parts".  I might suggest putting the left side of his face in deeper shadow .
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Fencepost on October 26, 2013, 07:14:03 AM
You really plowed through this series with determination, Sharon! I'm still plodding. Very nice portrait!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Val on October 26, 2013, 07:29:21 AM
 :heeha: So all those bit do fit together!  >:D    ;D Well done Sharon.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 26, 2013, 08:56:57 AM
Many thanks! And I'm motivated to plow through this, especially the next one, the baby. My friend has asked me to paint a portrait of his son!!
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: dennis on October 26, 2013, 11:50:32 AM
And so the commissions come :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Minny1 on April 11, 2014, 03:03:21 PM
My  first water colour portrait.


Minny1
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Val on April 11, 2014, 03:09:45 PM
  (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50437/1508987.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)   Nicely done Nancy, beautiful strong colours as well.   O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 11, 2014, 10:50:56 PM
Wow, Minny, that's great for watercolor.  Heck, it's great no matter what medium.

Excellent first portrait.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: dennis on April 12, 2014, 12:31:20 AM
Job well done for a first portrait in watercolours, Minny :clap: :clap: :clap:  You're doing great O0
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Danielle123 on April 12, 2014, 03:31:35 PM
Nice portrait painting all of you.  Wow great for your first that is great. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Danielle123 on October 04, 2014, 04:40:11 PM
Here is my portrait for the adult face , again you have to click on the picture for it to be side up.
any comments/advice are appreciated.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Tania on October 04, 2014, 05:04:22 PM
I haven't done this lesson but your painting looks awesome to me! Very nicely done!
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: dennis on October 04, 2014, 10:22:47 PM
Absolutely great work, Danielle :clap: :clap: :clap: :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 05, 2014, 02:07:41 AM
Danielle,

Love the portrait.  So well done.  The neckline (shirt, sweater) is picture perfect.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Danielle123 on October 05, 2014, 03:50:24 AM
 :thankyou: so much for your encouragement Tania, Mea and Dennis for taking the time to view my painting.   Much appreaciated.  :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: NHC50 on October 05, 2014, 07:11:54 AM
Minny way to go.  O0 O0

Danielle WOW!!! great job.  :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: ncwren on October 05, 2014, 07:53:21 AM
Looks great Danielle. You are acing portraits!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: scouserl41 on October 05, 2014, 08:04:37 AM
That's beautiful Danielle,
So much warmth and depth to it, it feels like you could see him blink if you watched long enough.
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Danielle123 on October 05, 2014, 10:50:58 AM
 :thankyou: so much Nina, Natalie and Brian for your wonderful comments on my painting, I realy appreciate that you all took the time to view and comment.  I enjoyed doing this, now onto the little girl's portrait.  :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Happychappy on October 05, 2014, 02:03:55 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Good try being your first watercolour portrait Minny.




 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Danielle, as per usual, absolutely superb.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: doina on October 06, 2014, 02:50:11 AM
Danielle, gorgeous!!! :clap: :clap: :flowers: :flowers: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Danielle123 on October 06, 2014, 03:40:35 AM
 :thankyou: so much Patricia and Doina for your words of encouragement and for taking the time to view my painting.   :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Tania on October 06, 2014, 04:44:37 AM
Danielle you definitely have a knack for portraits! Bravo!
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Danielle123 on October 06, 2014, 04:46:48 AM
 :thankyou: again Tania for the lovely comment and encouragement.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: IlincaotGramesti on October 08, 2014, 01:59:25 AM
I know, I rushed, there are  lessons about hair, lips, eyes, teeth, shadows, lights but i must know if I can catch his character.
What do you say? :-\
The next version will be more elaborated.

The first lesson of painting in my life was in July this year and I feel like a chicken in the pile with a grain :blush:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: doina on October 08, 2014, 04:20:44 AM
Hi Ilinca, yes you got his character and expression very well :clap: Now get out of the grain pile and go to basic ;) Do the lessons coming up to the portrait. Why? Your man skin is to pale, the shading under the chin (marul lui Adam) are to strong. The lower face shades are bit to strong compared with the rest. Don't get me wrong, your effort is exceptional! Just take your time and learn each step to do a perfect job. You are very talented.  :gl2:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Danielle123 on October 08, 2014, 04:22:38 AM
Ilinca,  :clap: :clap: :clap:  very nice, yes you will do fine in the next project.  What you have to do is give shadding on the left side of the face (Left side of paper).  The other thing is under the neck the marks ar too prodominent you need to fade it.  Hope this helps.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Germa on October 08, 2014, 04:27:47 AM
I can't say it any better than Doina; totally agree with her; do follow the lessons and your portraits will be masterpieces in stead of 'just' getting his character and expression... (that's not just, that's a lot, but after you've done those classes...  :D
can't wait to see your talent developing!)
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: IlincaotGramesti on October 08, 2014, 05:33:02 AM
Thank you for your understanding, time, indulgence and advices. I will return with a better version
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: ncwren on October 08, 2014, 07:06:25 AM
Good advice Doina!
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 08, 2014, 07:55:42 AM
Doina gave you the best advice. I know it's exciting to jump in and do the entire face right away, but taking the steps to learn how to paint each feature first will make you, and your painting, so much stronger....
Title: Re: LESSON #52 Portrait - Adult
Post by: doina on October 08, 2014, 12:34:54 PM
Hi again, I really like your portrait. I had enough time to study him. I believe that if you do some small adjustments you can have a beautiful more modern interpretation. Take a good look at the picture and then you can see where you can take some of the shades out; like: on the left side he does not have a beard, he is clean shaved that means that the dark color under the ear should be slowly remove with a wet brush. Be careful not to be to rough to damage the paper. wet the ardea and then blot with a paper towel. Same under the neck (marul lui Adam) lighten up slowly. Remove as much as you can from the mustache, and so on.... Please do not start another one in this manner, you will learn a lot from trying to improve this one. If you want me to write you in romanian, please send me an e-mail. Good luck, :gl2: :gl2: Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: IlincaotGramesti on October 09, 2014, 08:22:06 AM
Oh, thanks Doina.
Unfortunately can not make corrections, the paper is thin.
I tried to catch first of all features in pencil and then I didn't resisted and i tried to color him on this paper.
But do not worry, I'll practice and the next will be much better (or not?!) ;)

Title: Re: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: IlincaotGramesti on October 11, 2014, 02:38:45 AM

 :(

For how long I worked on this portrait, particularly on his adornment of capillary as gratitude  he should... marry me (my husband might divorce  because of the time granted). :2funny:

Any comment, positive or negative is welcomed.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 11, 2014, 02:52:58 AM
Ilinca,

This portrait is excellent.  Looks like you have really captured his likeness.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: Danielle123 on October 11, 2014, 04:57:37 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Wow what an improvement from your first .   The only thing is on the left side of the paper you needs to add the depth inside the ear. Excellent painting I like the little hairs here and there.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: ncwren on October 11, 2014, 06:18:46 AM
Big improvement!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: IlincaotGramesti on October 13, 2014, 11:10:02 AM
 :thankyou: all for your time.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: dbald8 on October 26, 2014, 10:19:12 PM
Finally got mine finished. You all did great jobs on your guys, I just had to try him too.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 27, 2014, 01:06:34 AM
Nice work, Diane.  You did well on this.  Great hair.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: ncwren on October 27, 2014, 04:04:22 AM
Very nice work.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: dbald8 on October 27, 2014, 06:49:52 AM
Thank you Natalie and Mea.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: dennis on October 27, 2014, 12:28:32 PM
Ilinca and Diane, both excellent paintings :clap: :clap: :clap: Diane your portrait is a bit pale but that does not worry me as I am looking at the application of the techniques - which you have captured very well O0
Title: Re: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: dbald8 on October 27, 2014, 08:31:26 PM
Dennis, I'm still finding color a bit intimidating. I will be trying to get braver.
He needs a trip to the tropics! Thank you for your nice comment.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: IlincaotGramesti on October 28, 2014, 10:09:11 AM
Ilinca and Diane, both excellent paintings :clap: :clap: :clap: Diane your portrait is a bit pale but that does not worry me as I am looking at the application of the techniques - which you have captured very well O0


Much esteemed and beloved teacher,

I am very happy and proud to announce that I was accepted to Popular Art School. I opted for the Iconography section lasting two years.

Twice a week for 4-6 hours, along with some colleagues will learn  :painting:  Byzantine icons. For now we are working in egg tempera on wood.

Two months ago I had not even dare to dream of something like this but I met Cosmos flowers, Paintbasket and Dennis Clark.

Dennis, I am deeply grateful that you made me to dare.

I will also go further with watercolor lessons on Paintbasket.

 :thankyou: :flowers:



Title: Re: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: dennis on October 28, 2014, 10:51:03 AM
Ilinca, I am very pleased that you have been accepted to the Art School.  :yippee: :cheering: Thank you for your generous comments.
When I see things like this happening, then it makes me feel that the work I have put into all the various classes has been paying dividends. :blush:
Open up a special thread and then let us know your progress in the Art School. :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: Danielle123 on October 28, 2014, 04:59:00 PM
Diane i realy like your painting, it may be pale but it is very well done. I kind of like the soft look it reminds me of old photograph.
 :clap: :clap: :clap:

Ilinca congratulation on your art school acceptance and good luck.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: Tania on October 28, 2014, 05:20:02 PM
Congratulations, Ilinca!
Title: Re: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: dbald8 on October 28, 2014, 07:56:53 PM
Thank you Danielle. Everything I do comes out soft. Guess I have to work on becoming a bit more aggressive. Glad you liked it.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: Val on November 02, 2014, 06:26:26 AM
(https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/129715/1514231.gif) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/) Congratulations Illinca  :heeha:    :yippee:    :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: NHC50 on November 02, 2014, 06:47:34 AM
Ilinca, I must say you are well one your way to becoming a great artist. Congratulations on being accepted in art school. And also welcome to the family here on Paint Basket.  O0 O0 O0

Diane I also like you painting. well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap: An also welcome to the family.

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on November 21, 2014, 12:49:28 AM
Hi!
Here is my Version of this lesson.   ;D   :painting:




Bryndis
Title: Re: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: ncwren on November 21, 2014, 04:37:43 AM
Nice job Bryndis  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: mea hamo pena on November 21, 2014, 07:10:25 AM
Bryndis,

Excellent!  Love the look of the shirt collar - so natural.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: dennis on November 21, 2014, 10:48:26 PM
Another lovely painting, Bryndis :clap: :clap: :clap: Improving all the time O0
Title: Re: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: Danielle123 on November 22, 2014, 11:17:43 AM
Lovely portrait Bryndis  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on November 23, 2014, 12:28:35 PM
Thanks!   :flowers:  I learn a lot from your lessons Dennis!


  :)


Bryndis
Title: Re: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: dbald8 on January 27, 2015, 01:56:52 PM
 :confused: Nina, I'm 2 months late with my thank you to you for your comment and your welcome to the group - sorry. I'm really enjoying all the talented people here.
Title: Re: LESSON #52 - Portrait - Adult
Post by: Pamela Meredith on February 11, 2015, 03:07:59 AM
this is my beautiful grand daughter I hope this better than the last ones