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Re: Taron's little gallery

PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:46 pm
by Pilou
yes but he has also some portraits for students ;)
this one is in my book :)
By Burne Hogarth
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Re: Taron's little gallery

PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:50 pm
by Taron
You have been a student of his? :shock:

Re: Taron's little gallery

PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:13 pm
by Pilou
my book

= the book by Burne H ! :ugeek:

I am just a reader of him! ;)

Re: Taron's little gallery

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:24 am
by Taron
I'm making a little demo for Knacki in response to my feedback on his portrait. I've talked about figuring out proportions first, getting the lay of the land, so to say. Then gradually to work inward to the details themselves, but always keeping an eye on their relation to the surrounding elements.
In this example I found a picture of the aging Spock on the web. I figured he would make a nice subject.
1. I started out with a simple sketch to get the placements and proportions right.
2. Then I blocked in rough shadows mostly just to confirm that my eyes are not fooling me and to make appropriate adjustments. The warp tool helps amazingly on this quest!
3. Some more details in the sketch for more of the same reasons and some more mild warping.
4. I then started to block colors, also to get a feel for the whole thing "filled out" really.
5. Lighting experiments, color experiments and further mild reactions to the proportions and smaller details based on painted areas.
6. Now I look at the whole thing differently, squinting in a way and also trying to ignore what my brain wants to see, but what really is happening in terms of values. I did turn the original photo black and white and raised contrasts to see where my brain was fooling me. It helped in the process of detaching my eyes from details again, which makes one mistake values in relationship to the whole. It's like as if you look at one bright place where there are darker spots and you gravitate towards making those darker spots as dark as the side of the face that is in shadow, while this isn't true at all.

Re: Taron's little gallery

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:28 am
by Taron
Here's a look at my desktop setup for the process...

Re: Taron's little gallery

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:31 am
by Taron
Here's the last state it's been in... not sure, if I will continue, though. It was just to make a quick example. :)

Re: Taron's little gallery

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:52 am
by VirtueOne
Looks excellent! Cool subject too! :D

Re: Taron's little gallery

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:42 am
by Taron
Ah, Thanks! :D ...it's far from done, but it's been so late in the morning...started at 4am and kinda got to tired around 5:30am, hehe...it's a bit exhausting. Later on I did the WIP presentation with one eye closed, haha... :P ...now I'm still awake?!? If that's what one might call that. :shock:
Anyhow, maybe I'll finish him up alter today. It's really a fun subject and not easy at all. I love the iconic power he has and how easy it is to recognize him. He's got a beautiful face, no doubt. Even at his age there's something special about Leonard Nimoy that just won't go away. 8-)

Re: Taron's little gallery

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:54 am
by borhani59
کارت خوبه استاد *
نمونه های رئال قوی تر هستند.
این نمونه های موضوعی و تاتوریال ها که جدی و سر حوصله انجام میدی هم از بقیه جالب تر هستند.
اگر با متریال ها و تکنیک های متفاوت تر کار کنی واقعا خاص میشن. *
در مورد کارهای مدادی و رنگ روغن اگر یه مقدار کار رو کثیف تر کنی و بعضی جاها عمدا آزاد کار کنی کارت زنده تر میشه

Re: Taron's little gallery

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:38 am
by Pilou
Nice tut : I will translate it! :)
Done :)