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Reply #45 on: September 23, 2017, 09:48:16 AM
So I just blocked in the maroon color to see how it looks. It would need a lot more layers of course. But I'm thinking maybe I should go with a darker gray instead since the hotel said he was a somber guy. Your thoughts?
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Reply #46 on: September 23, 2017, 09:52:03 AM
Yep, a dark charcoal. A bit darker than the jacket material. That's my tuppence!  ;)
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Reply #47 on: September 23, 2017, 09:54:20 AM
Glad you agree with me, Val...I'll get to work creating a darker charcoal now...
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Reply #48 on: September 23, 2017, 10:42:46 AM
Wow, Sharon, this is OUTSTANDING so far.  I also like the grey jacket and 'velvet collar' with the maroon tie. Judging from his photograph, the jacket which he was wearing, looked pretty "with it" for a sombre guy. I am so excited to see it finished and to hear what the hoteliers have to say.  :smitten:


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Reply #49 on: September 23, 2017, 10:55:35 AM
While we all seem to want to bright up his somber mood, I think you are right to go the route the hotel prefers.

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Reply #50 on: September 23, 2017, 10:59:14 AM
Sharon you have done  amazing work on the jacket it looks stunning,  :smitten:  :clap: :clap:

I think whatever colour tie you do will look good, but a deep charcoal might be better as the eye may be drawn to the tie, hard to tell
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Reply #51 on: September 23, 2017, 11:09:33 AM

Took a lot of scrubbing to get out the maroon. Liking this darker version much more. Once it's thoroughly dried I'll remove the masking fluid from the tie and will work on the shirt. Glad to have all of you to run this by!
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Reply #52 on: September 23, 2017, 11:45:26 AM
Sharon:  Love the jacket.  It looks just like cloth.   :clap: :clap:
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Reply #53 on: September 23, 2017, 12:55:59 PM
Yes, Sharon, the dark tie really looks good.  Oh, this is coming along great.

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Reply #54 on: September 23, 2017, 01:57:15 PM

And I think his bottom half is done!! Really glad I switched to the dark gray. It suits him (no pun intended!)

Question for you: between his collar and his beard it's black. Do you think it's his skin in shadows? Wanting to put a skin color down on his face and neck but this has me perplexed.
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Reply #55 on: September 23, 2017, 02:22:41 PM
Just went back and looked at the original, Sharon.  Definitely shadow, but not solid black.

Maybe put down a skin tone first, then add the shadow over it???

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Reply #56 on: September 23, 2017, 06:03:07 PM
Yes it is a very dark shadow, but since this is a colour portrait and not black & white, you can take a bit of artistic license here. I agree, put down your skin tones and add the darker shadows gradually until you have a look you are happy with.  O0

Coming on beautifully.  :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
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Reply #57 on: September 23, 2017, 07:40:14 PM
I'm glad we all agree it's shadowed skin color!! And the mark Hopkins loves the tie!!
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Reply #58 on: September 24, 2017, 04:35:01 AM
Yes, Sharon, looking at the black tie, it seems like it is more fitting of the gentleman. Amazing how one has to actually see different colours to get the overall look as it should be.  You are doing a wonderful job and it is so interesting seeing this portrait come to life. Almost like a puzzle.   :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #59 on: September 24, 2017, 05:33:32 AM
Sharon, the suit jacket looks fabulous.  This is going to be fantastic.  :yippee:
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