Stephen Bauman
Stephen Bauman
Åsgårdstrand, Norway
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Marco Sordi
2023/1/1. Good evening everybody. Here's my assignment for the first part of @Stephen Bauman's Classical Portraiture course. Thanks for any comment or suggestion that could help me to improve it.
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Careful of the uniformity of your transitional edges. Many of the shadow edges, for instance, could be much softer.
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gabriel habiashvily
Some portraits i made lately, im looking to imrove and would love to have some profesional advice on what i should focus on improoving, Thanks in advance😃
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Stephen Bauman
Lighting direction and concept is always at the start of making a better portrait.
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Top 5 things you want from a color theory course?
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Avinash
@Stephen Bauman which paper are you using here. Which paper is ideal for pencil drawing like the ones you do. Could you share specific brand and paper speciation as well please
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Stonehenge from Legion paper. I usually like the warm white but all the shades are pretty good.
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Tejas Keswani
Hi, I wanted to ask which pencil you use for making such portraits
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There is a great variety. A lot of Pentel A3DX .3mm and .5mm mostly.
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Richard Gruber
Hello Stephen, Great job. I just finished watching the entire series of real-time videos and I got a lot out of it. You gave lots of good ideas about technique and things to think about while creating a portrait like this. But... at the very last moment of the final video, there's a bit of a surprise. In the image below, the left side shows how your drawing appears throughout the real-time videos. Then, on the right side, we see the final drawing in the "Thanks For Watching" screen and it is much darker with more contrast. Can you please tell me which one, left or right, best represents the final image? I actually like both, but I'm about to try this portrait myself and I want to mimic your approach as much as I can. But now I'm not sure what my end-state is supposed to look like. Thanks Rich
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Stephen Bauman
The one on the right was taken with a polarising lens. It best reflects the true appearance of the drawing.
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andorfer
Can I apply your course if I work acrylics?
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Concepts like value and construction, drawing etc... will all apply. I would suggest to use something like Golden's "Open" acrylics as they will stay wet much longer.
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darktime
hey so...what is the difference between the course Classical Portraiture Techniques and Concepts to this one?
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This one is a portrait drawing, nothing more. CPT&C also covers grisaille and color painting.
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