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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:10 am     Reply with quote
hard to finde that thread ... long time no post in here ... tztztz Wink



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:15 pm     Reply with quote
New to these forums Smile

Video of painting - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq5nqrY_jbI

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:04 pm     Reply with quote
no one laugh..
first one is from 2002




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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:31 pm     Reply with quote
keep the thread aliveee
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:08 am     Reply with quote


Well, used a photo as a plate but what the hell.. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:17 pm     Reply with quote
OMFG ! FUCKING AMAZING...
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:09 pm     Reply with quote
Haven't drawn any people apart from some silhouettes in landscapes for ages. Thought I'd try to see if I can apply some things I've learned from architectural drawing to faces. I ended up trying an approach quite different from what I've done usually. Very... kitschy, in a 90's way. I'll try not to make it a habit.

I went too far with this first one, and didn't really get the likeness that well, either:


this unfinished phase was more interesting


I meant to not render this one that much, but I went a bit overboard again. More successful, though.


It's a fun and quick way to paint, but the results are not necessarily my thing.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:10 pm     Reply with quote
hi everyone, my first post in this topic..

its really interesting looking through here.. really like the variety of mediums and approaches...! joining in..

Affected - you make it look easy! it looks like a good likeness



i used to do lots of these, but stopped for a long time. hopefully the next ones won't look so uptight Surprised


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:55 am     Reply with quote
I love your portrait Nova!

I don't do many selfportraits.. but I hope this is a proper one for this year Smile



I need to fix the jaw/lip area a bit.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:43 am     Reply with quote
nova, love your portrait!

here's one quickie from me.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:27 pm     Reply with quote
Hello Sijun fellows,

after 4 years break, I come back here with greater determination. Because I understood there is nothing to do except to be concept artist!

well, to start on rough road, i start to experiment with brushes, techniques while creating selfportraits. of course im doing also other stuffs.

I dont know if it is worth to make the thread sticky if there is no activity in the thread.

see u at next time

best cheers



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:28 am     Reply with quote
Duracel wrote:
hard to finde that thread ...


I think that's partly the reason for making it sticky. If the thread is hard to find (even for those looking for it), more likely someone will start a duplicate?

My two cents. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:35 pm     Reply with quote
Sticky, whoaa.. thanks sumaleth Smile


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:35 pm     Reply with quote
I try Viag’s Trad I and II brushes. I dont know how they work but I like effects Razz

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:10 pm     Reply with quote
Awesome portraits Tomasis - got me working on one of my own (it'll be a photograph by the time I'm finished, lol). Thanks for the inspiration. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:42 am     Reply with quote


Found this (below) half way through (when "photographic" and *stale* was setting in); dumped the overdone version and reworked an earlier draft. Third light didn't help (front left) but too dim without it. Still wooden but learned a few things - onward. Smile

"One should stop, if going on won't add anything to the feeling of the image anymore.

One should stop before an image becomes lifeless......"
http://forums.sijun.com/viewtopic.php?t=29807&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=660
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:22 pm     Reply with quote
durgldeep, thank you Smile

regarding painting a selfportrait, i dont think it is possible to make it full of life if you copy from a photo, at most cases anyway. I think you have really good pen control so I suggest to start paint from life, learn how light works, focus more on working with values. also it is fun. much more fun than those boring zombie copying from photos even I do it sometimes. it depends how you do it or rather how you see and think. mostly it is 99% thinking and 1% painting, especially at early stadium of work. good luck!

now to my sp, did cut all hair off. feels good Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:21 pm     Reply with quote
Thanks for the notes/advice. Smile If mine looks like an overpaint (it's from life/mirror), I'll be very happy. Very Happy Usually I dislike/avoid references (encouraged by The Bone Doctor, "draw from imagination"); this has been different/interesting.

I fiddled with the lighting (for better or worse); both sources, left and right, were equally bright so I had to choose which side to emphasize while painting. The largest/'brightest' highlight was upper right forehead; I ignored that and changed the focus to the nose... Without the third light (as mentioned) there would be no highlight in the eye - but I see by your latest (all of them, really) that those details aren't necessarily the point (re focus on values). Smile

Re "full of life", maybe that's an advanced concern that I shouldn't worry about yet (but do). Definitely I'm an amateur (unschooled) and I always appreciate advice. Thanks again. Smile

[sorry all for the all-text post]

[edited for clarity]


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:37 am     Reply with quote
durgldeep, ok. try with one light and use large strokes as possible. Ie make things simple as possible and start build up from ground. lets say max one hour, start over again. do drawings also too (i did a lot drawings from Bridgman and Hogarth books, it helped me to get more fluid strokes). I check your other threads, you have sense of humor, hehe. The Bone Doctor works are really awesome.

sorry no pic at the moment
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:22 am     Reply with quote
Tomasis, I appreciate all your advice (including taking the time to write it). Might be a while before I return to this, though inspiration could strike at any moment (again). Smile

Glad you found the other threads, where one of my aims is to lighten up, yep (and get others to join in; a point that might be buried in the text/ramblings). When seriousness happens (as it has here), I'll go with that too. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:33 am     Reply with quote
Tomasis: Sjysst teknik! Custom brush?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:04 am     Reply with quote
here's an old selfie.



everybody's looking good here.

ink and gesso on bristol board.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:12 am     Reply with quote
another old one.



limited pallette.

oil on bristol board.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:02 am     Reply with quote
a new one.



graphite on paper
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:26 am     Reply with quote
micke, tack! which work are you thinking of, regarding custom brush question? For the last work, I did use flat brushes horizontal and vertical.
Btw I love your works. I try learn a bit of graffiti Smile

zxcvjpc, welcome Smile I look forward for your progress.



For preparation for oil painting, I did use Molotow pen and mixed with water. Looks fun. Got inspired by a french artist who did use that technique.

Do I look like a sad version of Durgledeep? haha

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:23 pm     Reply with quote
Tomasis wrote:
Do I look like a sad version of Durgledeep? haha


LOL - I almost mentioned the resemblance when I first posted here.
Didn't trust myself enough to say. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:18 pm     Reply with quote
durgldeep, Smile


found the file somewhere. I'm so unorganized in harddrives (I install so many OS and often)..I believe the sp was done a few months ago, it is nice to find it like as a forgotten 10$ in random jacket. Too bad I dont remember what brushes, I'd like to know. arghh

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:41 am     Reply with quote
Long time no post. Awesome work everyone, keep it up!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:02 am     Reply with quote
labby, nice sp

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