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  • #5740
    Marjan Van der Donk
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    Nice, great to see the proces through the lines where you look for the measurements.

    #5825
    Magnus Burén
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    Thank you, glad you like it ?

    #5826
    Magnus Burén
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    Kept watching “Pencil on paper” (35 min)

    #5960
    Magnus Burén
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    Kept watching “Portrait painting 5.2” (8min)

    #5969
    Magnus Burén
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    Kept watching “Portrait painting 5:2” (13min)

    #5970
    Magnus Burén
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    Kept watching “Eakins masterclass” (53min). Really feel like doing the suggested studies! 🙂

    #6158
    Magnus Burén
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    Kept watching “Portrait painting 5:2” (17min)

    #6159
    Magnus Burén
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    Finished watching the inspiring Eakins masterclass, started watching the Waterhouse masterclass (4min)

    #6174
    Magnus Burén
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    Finished watching “Portrait painting 5:2” Great, inspiring video, as always.

    #6175
    Magnus Burén
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    Kept watching Waterhouse masterclass (18min). One of the very good things about the masterclasses is that even if you’re familiar with the artist, you discover new amazing paintings that you haven’t seen before. As well as finding details and gaining compositional understanding of ones you already thought you knew rather well.

    These are so good and contain so much inspiration and valuable lessons that they really could – and should – be watched from the start once they’re finished.

    Wish Matt and the DTO community a great weekend

    #6189
    Magnus Burén
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    Kept watching “Pencil to paper” (38min)

    #6197
    Magnus Burén
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    Finally time to post a finished drawing.

    Thoughts, digital portrait request I finished today

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    #6201
    Marjan Van der Donk
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    Very nice!
    Small point: perhaps you could tweak the right side of his head? The contrast is very high with his bangs, so for me it doesn’t turn but is a bit ‘chopped off’ as it were.

    #6203
    Marty Kulma
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    great expression! have you considered the competing hard edges (hair and background, shoulder and background)? maybe soften one or both?

    #6406
    Magnus Burén
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    Thanks a lot for your feedback, Marjan and Marty. This one is post-adjusted and done, but you are both absolutely right, that “high contrast hair” does distract. I will keep that in mind for the next one. Probably would be a good rule-of-thumb to always soften hair edges, as the focal point tends to be the features.

    Great reminder, I remember James Gurney talked about this in one of his books – “soften all edges that don’t have to be hard” on a painting. But obviously, I forgot it here. Believe I pushed the contrast some in the post-adjustment process as well.

    Started watching “Portrait painting 5:3”

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