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Reply #75 on: October 03, 2017, 03:06:35 PM
Sharon:  He is looking great.  I think the hollow under the cheekbones should have a dark flesh instead of black.  The beard needs more dark hair under the nose and lip.  You can also shade the bottom fo the beard to show that it turns under.  Keep going.  Good job.
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Reply #76 on: October 03, 2017, 06:38:32 PM
Thanks Kathy! I’ll implement your suggestions and will post tomorrow
« Last Edit: October 03, 2017, 06:40:28 PM by Sacgal/Sharon »
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Reply #77 on: October 04, 2017, 03:26:40 AM
Herein lies the tricky bit, you've been playing a trick on your logical brain.  :crazy2:   You've done an excellent job so far, now you have to brake from the thought process you've been following.

While painting his coat and tie it has been relatively simple following shadings you see in his coat etc.  Now, even though you are still seeing his facial features in black and white, you need to think in colour!  :doh: As stated by Kathy, the 'shadow' on his cheeks would be a shaded skin colour. Also you'll need to try to 'see' the coloured shadings of his face to give contour and eliminate the flat look. The same with the eyes, you'll need to add a bit of colour to the eyeball to make it fit with the coloured face. Can't have black and white eyes in colour painting.

As far as his hair and beard, without knowing the actual colour of his hair.... I think perhaps I'd be tempted to add a darkish brown wash over the black and work it from there. Just a thought here.

I think I'd actually ask the clients whether anyone has information regarding his hair and eye colour.   O0
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Reply #78 on: October 04, 2017, 08:55:20 AM

Thanks for your excellent comments, Val. I’ve made the changes that you and Kathy suggested. The hotel has no idea about eye or hair color. The eyes in my painting are actually a green/gray. Not black. Hope you can see those better in the photo. It’s obvious in real time. Please let me know if I’m makkng progress on the contouring or if I need to go darker.

I’m so perplexed about the black area around his mouth. Is that shadowed skin color or black beard hair? Luckily if it’s skin color the paper is pretty hardy and I can scrub out the dark brown I’ve put there for now. I hope!!
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Reply #79 on: October 04, 2017, 09:48:06 AM
Sharon:  The shading on the face is coming along good.  I would shade under the cheeks the same shade as his forehead.  Lighten the black around his mouth. Then pull some hairs over the shadow to break up the solid color.  The same on his temples. 
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Reply #80 on: October 04, 2017, 12:23:31 PM

Kathy - thank you so much for your wonderful advice and for sticking with me through this project. Your ideas have really made a huge difference and I’m starting to actually like the look of this fellow. What do you think now???
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Reply #81 on: October 04, 2017, 01:19:20 PM
Sharon:  He is looking great.  I would just put a few strands of white hair in the beard and eyebeows. :clap: :clap:
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Reply #82 on: October 04, 2017, 01:35:55 PM
The contouring is looking much better, I would go just a bit darker under the cheek bones and slightly soften the top edge. Soften some of the hard edges between the black and white in his hair, the same on the bottom edge of the shadow on each side of the mouth. Very slight! Then I think you may want to call it finito.  O0
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Reply #83 on: October 04, 2017, 01:41:41 PM
 :thankyou: Ladies! I’ll tackle these last few suggestions shortly and will repost. Will be very happy when I can put the paint brush down on this one!! Stay tuned.
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Reply #84 on: October 04, 2017, 01:43:37 PM
Psst..... it's glowing and vibrating!  :heeha:
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Reply #85 on: October 04, 2017, 02:11:31 PM

Fingers crossed these final edits means I’m done!! So glad that crystal ball is glowing, Val!!
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Reply #86 on: October 04, 2017, 03:06:03 PM
Sharon
I am away and can see this only on my phone but it looks fantastic

You have done an amazing job. Such smooth blending on the face

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Reply #87 on: October 04, 2017, 03:20:40 PM
Thank you, Mea! Now I just have to get up the courage to show it to the hotel!!
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Reply #88 on: October 04, 2017, 03:49:25 PM
Sharon, it's a superb painting. If I was nit -picking, maybe his right nostril isn't curved enough???? It looks a bit flat and sharply pointed?


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Reply #89 on: October 04, 2017, 04:11:20 PM
Sharon,
You have done an excellent job on this one!  I did a search and found what appears to be the image this one was cropped from, and it isn’t quite as dark.  It may help you to see some details.  I also found a portrait of him that is in color, which shows the color of his eyes that you were asking about.


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