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Abbietaya

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on: May 27, 2017, 11:57:11 AM
Drawn from a pmp.com royalty free photo over 3 days, migraine permitting  :painting:



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Reply #1 on: May 27, 2017, 06:35:51 PM
 :heeha: Very nicely done Abbie. Each one shows nice refinement and improvement.  O0   Great piece.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #2 on: May 27, 2017, 07:35:00 PM
Hi Val, thank you, practice, practice practice thsts me! I'm getting there  :clap:
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Reply #3 on: May 27, 2017, 09:12:04 PM
Liz,

She looks like a delightful lady.  I love the character that your portraits are able to capture.

aloha

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Reply #4 on: May 28, 2017, 04:46:22 AM
Hi Mea,
Thankyou, i was asked the other day why i drawn portraits?
Its quite simple really, i want to draw realitically but not necessarily photorealistic ! There are some many variations in faces, each one reflects the life story of the person so each has its challenges! Also, unlike alot of artists i draw the eyes last, i prefer to have the subject staring blank at me until the very end and then hopefully - magic!
I am also a believer in practice, practice , practice.. to me flitting from one medium to another means 'jack of all trades ',  master of none' i have so much more to learn with the magic of graphite.
The other day i was sat for over 2 hours in the doctors waiting for a blood test, i got bored and thumb through their dogeared magazines, there was a small gallery of royalty free photos advertising one of the websites. I had an 'h' 'hb'. Pencil in my bag so i begged some printer paper and sat and drew this craggy old man in a hat. Its okay given i only had those 2 pencils ... but what other medium could i have done that with?- i never added it here because it is what it is not good but not bad either , maybe redo with full range of pencils sometime.

Take care and thank you for your encouragement :thankyou: :painting:


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Reply #5 on: May 28, 2017, 09:02:44 AM
Liz.... please post your drawing, it doesn't matter whether you think it's good or bad. As we like to refer to them...warts and all!  ;)    You would be surprised how much you and ('me')  :whistle: we can learn from them. I have posted many a wart in my day I can tell you!  :eyesclosed:    :2funny:
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Reply #6 on: May 28, 2017, 09:29:30 AM
Hi Val,
Okay, will post later today, its on 75gsm (at a guess) inkjet paper, using an'H' and 'HB' pencil. I really would have liked to have my '2B' , '4B' and '6B' . Still i managed to get some dark tones by adding layers of 'H' and 'HB' but it lacks tone...  :painting: :thankyou:


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Reply #7 on: May 28, 2017, 11:48:58 AM
Can't wait!  :heeha:
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Reply #8 on: May 28, 2017, 04:10:53 PM
Hi Val,
As promised,here 's the pic.     :o Take care

« Last Edit: May 28, 2017, 04:15:01 PM by Abbietaya »


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Reply #9 on: May 28, 2017, 04:43:20 PM
LIZ!  :faint: Are you kidding me?! I see a beautifully detailed weathered face, great old straw hat (not unlike my newer one), and a very nice rendering of a soft comfy shirt. There are some serious stories in that face, and you've captured them all.  O0

This is great and I love it. I'm so glad you posted it.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #10 on: May 28, 2017, 05:25:34 PM
Hi Val,
Thankyou, i filled what tooth the paper had quite quickly , though having said that it took quite a number of light layers allowing me to get the darks. Just shows how valuable it is to have someone elses eyes. Thank you again.

I have done another portrait of a hard working  mum who has had a busy day feedng the  kids and the 'old man' getting ready to go to sleep.
 Hope you lie it :smitten: :thankyou: :painting:



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Reply #11 on: May 28, 2017, 07:55:57 PM
 :heeha: This is brilliant Liz. Can feel the tiredness in her face, beautifully drawn.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #12 on: May 28, 2017, 09:20:33 PM
This is fantastic, Liz.  The lion looks like he's wondering why you are drawing his picture.

The old man drawing is good too.  Even the shirt is so well done.

aloha

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Reply #13 on: May 29, 2017, 03:29:15 AM
Thank you Val, Mea

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Reply #14 on: May 29, 2017, 02:30:54 PM

I Wanted to try drawing an unruly beard, a work in progress i think! Perhaps i should find a guy who values personal hygiene ! Lol

This guy certainly  doesn't believe in personsl hygiene that much!

Not happy with the beard.





 

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