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Tarleton Step 3 - The Face - Comment thread
mongo_mel
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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 12:03 PM UTC
Hi guys,
You can use this thread to post comments, questions and in progress pictures for the face.
Craig
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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 12:15 PM UTC
Hi Craig,

Excellent SBS! This is without a doubt one of the best oil painting SBS's I've seen to date. You make it look so easy and don't allow any room for the reader to make assumptions. Exactly what I like.

Well done, Craig! Can't wait for part 4!

Rudi
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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 12:21 PM UTC
Hi Rudi,
Thanks so much for the kind comments.
Boy, this is a lot of work! I started writing this installment last Saturday and just finished posting it today (Friday) at 2:00AM
I'm thinking that the next installment will have to wait until my fingers heal up a bit from all that typing :-)
Craig
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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 12:43 PM UTC
Craig, that's indeed one of the best and detailed SBSs on oil painting. Surely it will help all the beginners to understand various things in the oil painting process. When they know what they should do, then they just have to practice and practice

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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 05:21 PM UTC

Nice one Craig and thanks for your time.

A good easy to follow SBS and interesting to see and try how you do things as it is different to the way I do mine.
Lots to learn from you.

All the best

Vic
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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 09:32 PM UTC
i can only confirm what i've allready read. best sbs seen overall... a lot of steps, good pictures...
thnx man

mongo_mel
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 09:43 AM UTC
Hi guys,
Thanks to you all for the nice things you've said here. I'm happy that you all seem to like what I've done.
Just a reminder, I can supply a PDF file of theis installment (and the past ones too) to anyone that's interested. Just let me know if you'd like it. Probably the best thing to do is send me your email address in a PM.
Thanks again,
Craig
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 08:51 PM UTC
Finally got around to starting on the face.

I havnít made any progress as I had a little accident (grabbed the wrong bush. Blending and paint thinner donít mix.) and decided to just wipe off the face and start agin once things dry.


I have noticed that my flesh tone may be a little deferent then the one youre using. I had to add some white even to the shadow color and tossed in a small amount of naples yellow to eliminate the pink tint.

Should be getting back to it in a day or 2 to try again.

mongo_mel
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 09:18 PM UTC
Hi Jacob,
Good to hear that you've gotten started on the painting phase.
Too bad about the mishap, but we've all done something similar
No worries.
I'm looking forward to seeing some pictures when you're ready.
Craig
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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 02:04 PM UTC
waht a tutorial
it's an amazing lesson of painting
great
redneck
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 01:06 AM UTC
Well I think my shadows came out a bit strong but hereís what I have.
Sorry about the bad pictures.




So how bad is it?
mongo_mel
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 02:57 AM UTC
Hi Jacob,
First things first..comgratulations and thanks for being the first to post pictures of your bust
So lets get down to business.
On the plus side, the skin tones look pretty good to me. i think you've done a good job on the nose and cheek areas as well as the eye sockets.
I don't think your shadows look too strong. It's tough to tell much from the first 2 pictures. Going by the third one though, I do think that they may not be concentrated in the folds enough. Mostly around the chin area, It seems to me that they have migrated out a little too much from under the lower lip so that they're showing up on top of the chin. But I think you can correct that when you apply your secondary shadows and highlights. If you've already done them, I think you would benefit from another application of both. And that's not a criticism. I often will apply then a second or even a third time. But using less time and concentrating them more on the highest highlight areas and the deepest shadow areas.
So, whether you've done the secondary shadows and highlights, think about trying them again. And for the highlights,look to tone down the shadow color around the lips and on the top of the chin.
Overall, I think this is a fine effort
Thanks again for posting the pics.
Craig
PS: It looks like you have attached the plume to the side of the helmet. This may be a problem for you when we get to the painting stage for
both pieces. But we'll figure out a way to deal with it when the time comes.
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 03:18 AM UTC
Thanks Craig.
I think the skin tone has a little to much red in it. Not too much just a little.

Iíve already added the secondary shadows/highlights so Iíll try them again and see what I get.

And yes the plume is glues fast. Hadnít thought about that one before.