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Postby iseejamespeople3 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:16 pm

I've gotten mixed reviews for this one. Some said they didnt like it and others said the opposite. But the people with actual artistic background liked it. This is my first watercolor...HAHAHAHA i used 98 cent roseart watercolor supplies HAHAHAHA
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i think its around 14in x 21in.

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Postby Harmonygirl » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:31 am

I like it too. I wonder if the non-art people don't like it because of the pose, it isn't traditional.... but it says to me reality, life.... and i love your style

awesome!!!

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Like it

Postby rrsum » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:11 am

I like it too. It's real. Great job.
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Postby iseejamespeople3 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:43 am

Thanks for the responses, rrsum and Harmony.
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Postby xxbreezy » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:57 pm

I like it also as the pose and expression makes a definite statement. Detail and color are done very well!!! Nice job!!
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Postby iseejamespeople3 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:09 pm

thanks linda. i really appreciate the responses.
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:32 pm

Well, If they don,t like this. I,ld like to know why. I think is real good. And very rich for watercolor.
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Postby Riaan Marais » Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:34 am

I like the strong contrast in this picture. Gives it lots of dimension!
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Postby iseejamespeople3 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:10 am

thanks.

some people said they didnt like the picture because of the mood it gives off.
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???

Postby rrsum » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:18 am

Well...I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder but, I thouht ALL artwork was supposed to have a "mood" of some sort of other?

Did I miss the "NO MORE MOODS IN ART" memo?

It's good. It's real, and it evokes several feelings when you look at it. Which is what it's supposed to do.

Good job!
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Postby Ona K » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:51 am

This is a great capture and is what a portrait should be...
eathing life and soul from the paper and not just showing a set lifeless pose. Great job! Just one question.. what pigments do you use for your shaded areas of skin tones? They look a little muddy but this could just be the image on the screen. I know how hard it is the get a good photo. Do you underpin the shadows first or put them on top?

I do love this one

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Postby iseejamespeople3 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:41 am

For skin tones, they were mixes between
own, orange, yellow, and red...those colors you see in the crayola or roseart watercolor sets. Everything was layered. First, I outlined everything with a very light yellow. And then came in with layering color and darkest on top.
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Postby Ona K » Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:09 pm

Thanks for letting me know your colour palette. Have you tried underpinning with blues greens and purples first? Then when you add the skin tones on top you create more natural shadows.

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Postby krysta11 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:21 pm

For me it is very original portrait. I love it as it is. I think watercolor is a difficult medium and you are really good with watercolor.

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Postby iseejamespeople3 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:55 pm

thanks ona. yea that makes sense, ill be sure to try that IF i ever do another watercolor.

thanks krysta and i FOSHO agree with you. watercolor is hard....VERY HARD
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Postby JACreech » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:58 pm

I can't understand why anyone wouldn't like this. It's beautiful, very expressive and shows a very high level of skill. And in watercolor no less! A Medium I love but am not skilled in. 8)
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Postby Zenart » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:39 pm

I have friends that buy art to match colors in their houses. I like art that speaks to me and this portrait does. Love it.

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Good pose

Postby Brian Haney » Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:16 pm

I love that pose, hilariously unique. I'm just starting to try people, very tough subject. You did a great job though.
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Postby weirdpuckett » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:53 am

What's not to like? Very solid work!
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Postby iseejamespeople3 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:02 pm

i think i'll be submitting this one to my county's art show. wish me luck that all goes well like last year...and there's only one watercolor piece in the whole art show like last year
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