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« on: May 30, 2009 11:50:24 PM »

I have made these portraits using a photo of my son.  Although these are finished portraits I would love to hear opinions about the use of colour in these portraits.  I made the first one on a plain background but that looked boring so I added some colour.  Now I am not sure wheather I should use a solid coloured background or just a flash of colour or maybe more than one shade of the same colour.  Please give me your opinions.  Thanks  Ansie

« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2009 04:18:15 PM »

I prefer the colors of the first one, the background of the second one, and the lines of the second one.  The lower half of the face makes more sense in the second one. 

Very intesting as line drawings.  You've certainly got a lot of depth going on.  Great work!

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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2009 10:18:34 PM »

I really like the green strip in the second one! It just seems to make it really pop. I do however, prefer the colors from the first one.
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2009 08:48:25 AM »

I like the coloring of the first one better but I love them both Smiley I love portraits and always want to make some but never get around to them. 

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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2009 11:28:55 AM »

Great job on the portraits!

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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2009 11:41:12 AM »

I prefer the colors in the first one...as the second version made me think of camo fabric.... but both are neat!  Wink

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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2009 12:37:15 AM »

Taking the idea a step further it would be interesting to see applique work thrown into the mix. If the shaded area was the bit that had fabric in it, would that work..?

Great stuff though, as Alex said, really nice line work.

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