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Oil paints. 02 Jan 2018 10:31 #1

It's been at least 30 years since I've painted with oils, I forgot how frustrating/addicting they can be.

Upside is they stay wet so you can reworked them constantly, but the down side is I always rework them. I can't walk past the canvas without seeing something I want to fix quick and get stuck playing with it. I could spend hours pushing this paint around.

I'm still blocking this one out, but I'm not sure if I want to shoot for photo realistic or leave it as is and just fix the thousand mistakes I see every time I look at it.


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Oil paints. 02 Jan 2018 10:37 #2

What mistakes?

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Oil paints. 02 Jan 2018 10:53 #3

MrT wrote:
What mistakes?

:notworthy:

Agree :thumbsup
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Oil paints. 02 Jan 2018 11:12 #4

Sherman 18 wrote:
MrT wrote:
What mistakes?

:notworthy:

Agree :thumbsup

Ditto! :dude

The eyes are wild, you nailed that.

So you can paint photo realistic? :blink:
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Oil paints. 02 Jan 2018 11:12 #5

Thanks guys, much appreciated, but I could rattle off a dozen problems without even thinking too hard. :hmmm
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Oil paints. 02 Jan 2018 11:14 #6

I would be more than happy to hang that on a wall in my house :blink:
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Oil paints. 02 Jan 2018 11:15 #7

Here's the ref photo I'm using.

You'll see, need to add the cheek depth, deepen the eyes, some nose bridge work, left brow needs to widen, plenty of detail.


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Oil paints. 02 Jan 2018 13:19 #8

I can see where you are going Jeff, but the thing is, IT LOOKS LIKE KARLOFF! You did much better than I would have done. If you really have to do something more with it, focus on a single thing like the cheek depth at the side of the mouth and only fix that for a set. Get it where you want it and call that part done. Then pick another bit you feel you "need" to fix and do that.

Overall my friend, it looks awesome and "only" when you pointed out the comparison to the photo could I see what you thought it needed.

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Oil paints. 02 Jan 2018 14:51 #9

SA Dave wrote:
I would be more than happy to hang that on a wall in my house :blink:

and tell everybody that this is my uncle Frank.... :rotf :rotf :rotf :rotf
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Oil paints. 02 Jan 2018 14:54 #10

Heavens Eagle wrote:
I can see where you are going Jeff, but the thing is, IT LOOKS LIKE KARLOFF! You did much better than I would have done. If you really have to do something more with it, focus on a single thing like the cheek depth at the side of the mouth and only fix that for a set. Get it where you want it and call that part done. Then pick another bit you feel you "need" to fix and do that.

Overall my friend, it looks awesome and "only" when you pointed out the comparison to the photo could I see what you thought it needed.


I agree with Paul. The depth that you are looking for may be getting the darker colors darker. This is a fine piece and I would buy that for a dollar.... oops that's a different movie... :laugh:
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Oil paints. 02 Jan 2018 16:23 #11

Thanks Gents!

I added some reds/blues to the shadows:


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Oil paints. 02 Jan 2018 16:51 #12

He looks ready to do the monster mash. Nicely done. :thumbsup
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