WIP 2nd layer, made some adjustments to the underpainting
really have to let this dry completely before adding the next layer
EDIT: moved to put with the finished painting
Last edited by Lee W; November 10th, 2006 at 11:20 AM.
Hi again , I meant maybe a still life for observing edges and such things(that's what I should do) anyway of couurse if you feel doing it.
heartbeat: oh, sorry, I misunderstood you before, I should do more studies of every day objects ....
my 6 x 8 oil painting is finished (well, to my standards and skill level anyhow)
please excuse the blurry image, painting is still wet and can't scan it.
EDIT: noticed an error, fixed it and uploaded new image
EDIT: moved images of the underpainting and 2nd layer to put with the finished painting
Last edited by Lee W; November 10th, 2006 at 11:22 AM.
thanks Mr-Joe the toned paper that I use is, don't laugh now, painter's brown masking paper. Got it originally to do rough sketches but found that I like the smooth surface and takes charcoal rather well.
This is for sure your best oil yet.
The lips might need to be toned down a bit. But i'll wait for the dried version
thanks , Lefran that last paint, I was trying to get the feel of a sunset. it will take a while before I get the color hue and tones correctly.
Started another oil portrait study just the underpainting, waiting for it to dry before adding the second layer. This one is 8 x 10
EDIT: moved image to post #355 to placed with finished painting
Last edited by Lee W; November 13th, 2006 at 06:14 AM.
Wow, i'm impressed by your pace! So much work and progress in so little time. One thing i've noticed is that your females often tend to be too harsh. Try to avoid straight lines in the figure whenever possible, especially on females. Also, when drawing the faces, you tend to make lines a little to harsh when you're trying to show emotion, so instead they just look old. I don't yet know what the solution for that is, myself, but i'm just pointing it out. Um, yeah, keep up the rocket pace, looking forward to your journey from here.
Oh, don't forget several of the masters didn't start until much later in their lives!
thanks Fishspawn yah, I have to concentrate more on making the lines softer when doing females. As for the straight lines, I really do try not to do them that much, but some how it still ends up that way especially when I do those quick sketches.
I was fooling around with watercolor and did this mess. I thought acrylic and oil was hard, I have almost no control with watercolor. Didn't really want to post this but I sworn to myself that I would post everything, good or bad.
dude, really awesome portraits! gon on like that
you did a damn fine job on this on > http://conceptart.org/forums/attachm...1&d=1162982971 . i really like that one. how did you do the whites ?
TheGnoll: thanks will do
oma: thanks the whites are done with white charcoal
isair: thanks not sure what you mean by the color? color of the paper or the tones?
first sketch of the day to go with the replies, should have did some scribbling first this came out pretty ugly
Love the guy with the shield and the buff arm. The womans face seems to be lacking underlying structure, whether it was there in the sketch or not. The features look good, but their placement and the total shape of the head/jaw looks a little off. Hmm, now that i look at it more the hair may have something to do with that, i always have trouble with hairlines/ the back of the head myself. I dunno, maybe you should do some more skull studies?
Oh, and yeah, thats the same drawing animals that i have Its a great book, isnt it? Keep up the hard work.
i think you made a error with the lightning.
just did a fast paintover. hope you don't mind!. it could be me, but i think this looks a little bit better.
I am just a noob. so i could be wrong!, but i think to replace the highlight your face looks a bit more structural, and believable!
love the rest of the face. love how you did the lips.
just started with oils to. .
hope to see some more of you soon.
fishspawn: thanks i didn't do an initial pencil sketch, I started directly with paint. Anyhow, I'll include the ref I used
oma: thanks I don't mind the paint over, I know that highlight looks out of place but that is where it is on the ref Oils are such fun except when an error occurs and having to try to fix it
Scanned the landscape and the last portrait
included the ref used too ... yah yah I know it don't look like her still haven't figured out how to mix skin color yet
Last edited by Lee W; November 13th, 2006 at 08:05 PM.
Yo. So i was doing a paintover to show you what a meant and then i thought of something else that would show it better. I placed the ref you used on top of your painting in photoshop, lining up the left eye, and then put the top layer in difference mode. So all of the red is where you messed up, so its easy to see what i meant about the jaw. It was actually just the way the hair fell, not the back of the head, that was off.
Hmm, that worked well, i may have to do this for some of my own stuff. Different pespectives are always great for finding errors. One way to do this when you're not working digitally is just to grab a handheld mirror and turn around, looking at both pieces in the mirror. Keep up the good work.
thanks Fishspawn, i would use a mirror if I had one that I can move around only mirror I got is the one in the bathroom. Still trying to get used to sketching with a brush on a vertical support and I don't have steady hands. But I will get used to it
didn't have time to do much today, managed to do one quick sketch, not one of the better ones but they can't be all pretty