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Sep 24, 2007 23:03 |  #1

Oil painting of my daughter and her boyfriend, The before and after.
I would love some C & C on how I did with the oil painting.
I got Brad's DVD and loving doing the virtual oils.
This is just my second go at it, I'm still learning. Did I over do it? :confused: I think maybe I put to much
pop to the eyes. Just something about it doesn't look right. But guess maybe it would look better
printed out on large canvas.


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Sep 24, 2007 23:08 |  #2

I like it. Great job.


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Sep 24, 2007 23:12 |  #3

ZekaG wrote in post #4001135 (external link)
I like it. Great job.


oh thank you one good review so maybe that means I did good.
I spent long enought time on it for sure. lol guess it gets easier as you do more.
is it painterly material? to print out on canvas you think? :)


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Sep 25, 2007 02:00 as a reply to  @ gail's post |  #4

As it is, I think the one thing that's missing is the texture of the medium. It doesn't actually look realistic because it's all so smooth, whereas an oil painting is done on canvas. Therefore, I think it would gain what it lacks by being printed on a canvas.....




... I think...


... Did I make any sense then?

The other thing is that the lasses eyes have changed colour. Whilst I understand why it was done, I'm kinda thinking it would be more true to the subject if you were to maintain the natural colour. The colour you've chosen (in my eyes) is so drastic that it actually changes her nationality!

If you do go ahead & print it onto canvas, I'd love to see a photo of it to see how it turns out.

A nice job for a second attempt!

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Sep 25, 2007 08:05 |  #5
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This looks more like a cartoon portrait than an oil painting portrait to me.




  
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Sep 25, 2007 10:37 |  #6

Gail, I think I have to agree with Henny on this one, its too smooth, it almost give it a comic book feel, esp on the boyfriend. I much prefered your first oil painting you did, I guess cuz you could see a lot more details of the effect in it.
Keep it up tho, you're bound to get it one of these days with this much practice. Much better than I'd do for a first and second attempt no doubt! :)


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Sep 25, 2007 11:20 |  #7

I think you did a good job and I'll have to agree with henleg. My only nitpick would be the original source photo could be better. Perhaps it would be better to start with a proper photo as opposed to a snapshot.


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Sep 25, 2007 11:45 |  #8

Gail, I like it alot. Remember, not everyone liked Picaso's work either..... You don't have to fit into the mold cased by others....


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Sep 25, 2007 11:46 |  #9

I will agree with you also I knew it was missing something it didn't look right to me either.
That's why I posted here I need C C . to show me what I'm doing wrong.

thanks for the help. Now back to the drawing board ha :-) I want give up till I get it right. third time a charm so maybe the third one will be what I'm looking for.


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Sep 25, 2007 11:49 |  #10

Atl-Fotos wrote in post #4004241 (external link)
Gail, I like it alot. Remember, not everyone liked Picaso's work either.....


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