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Alan Dixon

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on: May 21, 2013, 08:43:51 AM
This is "Carys" my Grandson's 6 month old Bernese Mountain Dog. She is his pride and joy so I hope I have done justice to this image. In the photo the very black area's of her fur come out as a kind of blue/violet/black. I was unable to come up with that tone so I would appreciate input on how to mix that.
Alan


Germa

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Reply #1 on: May 21, 2013, 08:50:06 AM
What colours did you use to make your black?
If you used 'already black', you can mix a black with ultramarine blue, crimson red and a bit yellow ( about 4:2:1 but that depends on your brand) and add not enough yellow to it to make it fully black.
So you could mix the blue and the red, and add tiny bits of yellow to it till you see the right 'violet', almost black.

« Last Edit: May 23, 2013, 02:10:27 AM by Germa »


Alan Dixon

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Reply #2 on: May 23, 2013, 01:31:23 PM
Great suggestion Germa. It gets exactly the blue/black tone I wanted. Unfortunately
 it didn't work well over the original black, but I shall keep it in mind for future paintings.
Alan


Germa

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Reply #3 on: May 23, 2013, 01:54:03 PM
Great!
Nice of you to let me know, I'm still learning myself.


Aniz Oniro

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Reply #4 on: May 26, 2013, 11:48:40 AM
Germa is write,but in this tone your dog looks greate
maria
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Aniz Oniro

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Reply #5 on: May 26, 2013, 11:52:25 AM
Alan,only in my opinien you can add a little bit of shadow under the dog,but wait for anothere opinien
maria
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Lillian

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Reply #6 on: May 26, 2013, 03:52:46 PM
Very nice, Alan!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
I agree with Maria about the shadow.
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Denise808

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Reply #7 on: May 26, 2013, 10:31:37 PM
Carys is beautiful Alan. Sorry, no advice for you here, just wanted to let you know I like it!
"Purple alone is pretty, but place mint green alongside and the purple becomes glorious. Sometimes we need to be a green in a purple person's life." ~Carolyn Blish


Happychappy

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Reply #8 on: May 27, 2013, 04:28:49 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful painting of Carys, Alan. 
 
  :thankyou:     Thank you Germa for always letting us know of your findings and experience with different things. It really helps us, especially for us beginners, because we learn from each other.  Bless you. Patricia
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Northbound

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Reply #9 on: May 29, 2013, 05:03:48 PM
Love it :)


 

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