Thursday, November 25, 2010

Filip in progress

Here is my final portrait of Filip in progress.

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful painting Angela!
    Really...

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  2. there are a couple of this pics that can be opened... could be?

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  3. Thanks for posting this Angela the painting is looking really good. I wonder if you would share the colours you are using for this portrait?

    Cheers

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  4. thanks Ariel and Janice! I am trying to figure out why some of the pictures can be opened and other ones can't. Not sure what I am doing wrong. But Im working on it.
    my colors are lead white, yellow ocher, burnt sienna, vienician red, alizarin crimson , burnt umber and van dyke brown.

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  5. I love the skin tones, the hvc choices and the solid structure that you have achieved.

    Concerning the images, seeing the source code, you can see that the clickable images have two versions (the small and the bigger one), and the non clickable images just one, the smaller one. In these cases the best is just upload again the images, I'm not sure if perhaps there an option activated that make this happen. I'll check on my blog and let you know! :)

    Angela, a quick question: do you find that lead white is less chroma killer than titanium white?

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  6. This is a great portrait Angela. Thanks for sharing the colors that you used to make this painting. about how many sitings did it take to render this head?

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  7. Thanks Brian,
    I had 12 days all together to do this portrait. I think the drawing was about 4 days, color study one day and final painting in 7 days. 4 hour sessions each day.

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  8. wow. thanks Arthur, thats very sweet of you!

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  9. hello there .if you have the time would you be kind enough to let met know if the painting is done in particular layers .for example it looks as though there is a orange shadow color underneath some of the gray half tone flesh tones on the face would this orange be painted first and left to dry before painting on top.any help will be most helpful as I've been trying to teach my self for years now .and I'm yet to find all the answers i need to make a painting I'm happy with. thanks all the best chris .p.s merry christmas

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  10. Chris, I dont really paint in layers. I tone my canvas to a more neutral color before I transfer my draiwng. And then I have been just doing my final pass. I do sometimes scumble a color in my shadows prior to modeling but not always. Hope that is some what helpful.
    Happy Holidays

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  11. Angela, I just had a real quick question regarding process as well... Do you paint in value strings at all or do you pretty much mix as you go. Thanks and keep up the great work, very inspiring to say the least.

    Andrew

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  12. hi Andrew, sorry I missed your message in December. Its been a busy time. I paint with short strings. I don't premix everything up but I do have three values mixed up for each color I use so that I can control the value range more. Its my take of concepts given to me by Jacob Collins and Doug Flynt. One of these times I'll have to put up an image of my palette for you.

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  13. A realistic and beautifully rendered figure. His expression is very enigmatic and mysterious. I love those blackish brown dark haunting eyes. They're very magnetic and grab at the viewer.

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