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Bev S.

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on: April 19, 2014, 08:25:41 AM
In our last class, "Beards & Moustaches", Nolan encouraged us to tell him what we might like to have as further Portrait Drawing lessons. I have some suggestions, and am wondering if any of you share my thoughts or have suggestions of your own for Nolan. . . . . . . .Let's give him some really good food for thought!!! :smart:
 
First:. . . .   concerns men. . . .so far we have just drawn a lovely fresh faced young woman. How would we attack a man's face? Thicker skin, obviously in an older man. Heavier eyebrows, facial hair that has been shaved off. . . we have done the beards & moustaches, but what about the skin of a man who is clean shaven? Does the light work differently on male skin? Obviously, young men have that same lovely fresh skin, but we don't always have the luxury of a fresh faced model.

Second. . . . . . . how do you do two or more people in the same portrait? Composition. . . where to put doggie or kitty when they want pets in the portrait?

Third:. . . . .how do you vignette the edges properly?  How and where is the best way to sign a portrait?

Fourth:. . . . . Backgrounds, I guess this is part of composition. . . . what to include and what not to include. . . .we can't always just darken in the BG. . . . people want "things" to show or is that not done in a formal portrait?
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Reply #1 on: April 19, 2014, 08:46:08 AM
Bev,  you have some great ideas.  I would be interest .
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Bev S.

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Reply #2 on: April 19, 2014, 10:17:55 AM
Thanks Jill. . . .what interests you the most?
Do you have any more ideas of things you would like Nolan to teach us?
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Reply #3 on: April 19, 2014, 11:17:26 AM
Ditto to what Bev suggested!

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Reply #4 on: April 19, 2014, 12:25:17 PM
People of different ethnic backgrounds. I know the features do most often designate ethnicity to an extent, how to shade a very dark skin, or be able to give the impression of skin tone for eg Mediterranean.

Considering hair.... no I wasn't going to say cornrows  ;D     I have a number of people with dreadlocks. Again, my attempts just don't turn out looking like anything other than scribbles.  :tongue:
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Reply #5 on: April 19, 2014, 12:42:22 PM
Bald or shaven (like me!!!) people would be good too, because obviously you don't get to hide the skull shape with hair. Nolan could even use my pic if he wants - that'll frighten the kiddies!
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Reply #6 on: April 19, 2014, 02:20:42 PM
Everyone's suggestions are awesome.

 My suggestion is baby portraits.  Infants,  and  children one or two years of age.   :) 
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Reply #7 on: April 20, 2014, 12:26:35 AM
Wow, everybody. . . . there's some terrific suggestions here. . .enough to keep our Nolan busy for some time  :clap:
 Val. . . .your suggestion about different ethnic backgrounds is definitely high on my list. . . I just forgot to mention it. . . .  :o  I'm very interested in drawing people of other nationalities & cultures.
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Reply #8 on: April 20, 2014, 11:50:37 AM
I would be interested to learn drawing men, and vals idea of people from different ethnic backgrounds would be good as well  O0
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Reply #9 on: April 20, 2014, 05:46:16 PM
I would be interested in all of the above and also elderly men and women as they have such character in their faces.   Patricia
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Reply #10 on: April 20, 2014, 06:28:07 PM
maybe I can do a Portrait QnA type class showing as many variations as I can in the class?


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Reply #11 on: April 21, 2014, 12:31:57 AM
I for one can't wait Figure Drawing Class.


Bev S.

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Reply #12 on: April 21, 2014, 01:12:59 AM
Wow Nolan. . . that sounds like a great  :idea: ! I'm in for sure, but only if we can see Batman's bald head. . .excuse me, "shaved" head!! :2funny:
 
Tutanhamon. . . .I'd like to take a figure drawing class too, but where would I find the time????  :(
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Reply #13 on: July 26, 2014, 10:06:38 PM
I would like to see classes on children and how to do a head full of curly/wavy hair, I'm having a terrible time with the hair.
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Reply #14 on: August 14, 2014, 03:55:34 AM
I think you have come up with a great idea and some of the examples that have been put forward are also excellent I came across this picture which is a good example of wrinkles and a white beard what do you think


It's not a picture of me on a bad day lol. Ray

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