Saturday, September 1, 2012

Saturday Morning Evaluation

Looking at this composite, the upper left face is all wrong for the group--too big. Back to FB and the family albums.

First thoughts: Oil paint on canvas as white as it comes. Emphasis on eyes. What about four different color bases? Absolutely not. Black and White. This gal is strong.

 Excuse me, I'm just thinking aloud. I do that a lot. It comes from working alone all the time.  I would like to get this plan stowed away. But that's not going to happen today.

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  1. The upper right is not wrong, think about it, its the angle.. It looks as if a camera is looking at her at that angle.. the human eye doesn't see it but the lens does pick up angle that we don't... I like the angle, how about just toning down the size of the eyes?? (just thinking here...)

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    1. No, the drawing isn't wrong, the size of the head/eyes (they are that big fully made up) compared to the others is wrong.

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  2. not from a camera's p.o.v. lol
    but, i get what you're saying...

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    1. Yes, from a camera point of view. The heads should all be on the same plane or distance from the lens/viewer.

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  3. These works of art are fantastic. Very, very exciting. Much drama! The lights and darks give so much strength to each portrait! I love them just the way the are. Bravo Linda! I can picture these images blown up and posted in Times Square, NYC for all to see and enjoy! This is why I love art so much. Keep on keeping on.
    Take care.
    Your art buddy,
    Michael

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    1. Thank you so much Michael. I am going to blow her up, but not in Time Square:-) Just on a large canvas. These are preliminary studies, but worthy of framing. I never knew she had a slight dimple in her chin before today. You draw, you learn.

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  4. Yes, I see what you mean. But this is going to be a great piece of art, Linda!

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    1. I hope so. I still have a long way to go though. a lot could happen. I've set a deadline for myself: first week in November to give it plenty of time to dry.

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  5. I am loving this.

    Making studies is a great idea. Much easier to fiddle with it now, than when you are doing it big.

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    1. Thanks.Me too. For this type of thing, planning is key. Balance, equal weight, calls for all faces to be on the same plane. The eyes are the most important. I have to go back into the harlot head and get the one eye to look at the viewer, not be as vague as it is.

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  6. Is this how you are going to do it? Four portraits on one canvas? Love that! I'm with you - b & w is strong!

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    1. I think so, but that's real risky. If I did each one separately , she'd have more play in how to hang them. I might just ask my client what she would like best. Thanks. I think so too.

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  7. Have you tried it in a different position? If swapped with the one at bottom right it could allay your reservations.

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    1. No, I just ferreted out another pose of hers that had her facing to the left, which I decided was appropriate given that the sketch on the lower left was tilted towards the right. They balanced one another off. Now I might have to pull the face of the gal on the upper left back a bit to even off the planes. All will be done with (trepidation) washes first:-)How do I get myself into these things Ollie?

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    1. Thank you very much. It's nice to hear from you. I'll stop by soon.

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  9. I am enjoying the series of drawing. Your skill is awesome!

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