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My First Oil

JeckalHydeJeckalHyde Lord AwesomeNew ZealandRegistered User regular
edited November 2007 in Artist's Corner
Ok the past week Ive been working on this, on and off, as this is the first oil painting I've done.
Im doing alright, as this is just testing oil etc, but it would be good to get tips on how to use oils,
even a critque etc.
So here it is the ref. and painting. I know its the best at the moment but ive hardly began,
and just from taking a photo I can tell some things i need to change.

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    TimTheSlothTimTheSloth Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    i usually like to work out all the basic shapes and light areas first with oils especially because you can just stack away with the paint. you seem to be doing a good job so far, just make sure to make plenty of your colors so you dont have to waste time trying to remix them.

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    GreatnationGreatnation Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I agree with Tim. Also, double check your angles on the features, you've got the eyelids a little to football shaped.

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    NeoRedXIIINeoRedXIII Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Be careful with making parts of the face to yellow. Keep up the work and get it all finished, it looks like it will be a good one.

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    JeckalHydeJeckalHyde Lord Awesome New ZealandRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Thanks, yeah I keeping all that in check, I am currently working on the nose
    but yeah I find that the camera i use, discolours the paints so its a bit different.
    But will keep you posted step by step, I suspect nose will be up in the next 24 hrs

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    JeckalHydeJeckalHyde Lord Awesome New ZealandRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Ok so im still working on the nose but here is what it looks like at the moment.

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    vrempirevrempire Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    man, it looks very good, JeckalHyde.
    the eyes part, look 95% accurate.
    the other 5% maybe because of the shape.
    keep it up.

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    wakkawawakkawa Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    You need to block in the shadows, colors and shapes of the entire face first. I can tell you right now that the finished picture is going to look a little weird because you are just drawing individual peices of the face one at a time. When doing a portrait, its best not to focus on what an eye looks like, or a nose, but to just see them as shapes with form.

    Also, about the ref. The lighting in it is terrible which is going to make it a lot harder to paint. Try to stay away from too much ambient light when choosing a ref.

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