Self Portrait with eyes closed
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colormeant
Oil alla prima on paper, I welcome opinions
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Yiming Wu
Cool! You must have to imagine what it's like to paint the closed shape :D I like the blurry effect. Maybe if you could "sharpen" just a little bit more on features like eyes to make it pop? Now the lips looks the most prominent.
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Ha Minh
I like the textures in colleration with the expression of the subject. This one can use more color temperature variations. If this light source is very warm and illuminates the whole scene with warmth then you can add cooler transitional halftone and keep both your light and shadow warm. Also I think the light part within the shadow half of the picture needs to be darken and cooler to push back a little bit. It's so exciting to see fellow traditional painters. Sorry for commenting so much. haha.
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colormeant
Thank you! Please don't apologize for commenting , this was an experiment, I tried a different approach, now I see the lack of playfulness of colors temperatures, thank you again!
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Leon ter Molen
Hi @colormeant , What a beautiful painting! My opinion: The mouth is what jumps out at me first. Because of the red colour, and also because it's quite an graphic shape (with some harder edges) in the painting. Was it your intention to make the mouth the main focus of the picture? If not, I feel that perhaps some more hard edges in the areas you want the viewers' focus to go first, could improve the picture a bit . Also, I think that some more hard edges would give the face a bit more structure. Furthermore I think that the use of some more cool colours could make the painting pop a bit more. And last but not least, I think that the shape of ear on the light side could be a bit more defined. Quite an intriguing painting, I like it!! .Leon
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colormeant
Hi @Leon ter Molen , Thank you for the feedback, I agree with you. That painting was an experiment trying to achieve a specific aesthetic. The right ear was neglected, it needs cool colors. The mouth kind of a focus by keeping the edges sharp. I like some of the results. I will utilize them better in the future. Again thank you!
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