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Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by musicmacd, Jan 13, 2020 at 7:22 AM.
Working on a three day one on one portrait class with my first student from the forum!!! Yeah!!!
Looking great! Who is the student?
, also known a @StuDale
Stu, When you finish the torture that MacD has for you then please feel free to give us all an unbiased review of MacD’s teachings
If he survives......
He’ll survive.. .. you want him at your next class
Good point, I do have first aid kits available
Band-aid and a Lollipop fixes EVERYTHING
Absolutely!!! Having a break from sweets though as I’m getting too big for my shirts....
End of day two. Covered Colour theory and colour mixing as well as rendering lips/eyes and beards!
Final day, we worked out butts off, this would of been a challenge for four days let alone three!!
Stu’s work (with kind permission)
I’m blown away that this is Stu’s first portrait! And we spent a few hours studying colour theory!
Really interesting to see the comparison of the master’s and the student’s work. What would you recommend your student to work on next to approach your level?
I would suggest as I did throughout the class - to use less paint! - (this goes for me too!)
It really blows my mind how little you need to spray to make a big difference, the problem usually is that we wait to see a change and at that point it’s too late! So learning to trust the airbrush is also a big thing! At this scale a small amount of paint can make a big difference!
So true! Real pearl of wisdom
Haha, Paul is far too polite to say what I should work on on a public forum but here's what I need to work on. Airbrush control, colour theory, perception, scratching and other paint removal techniques and just about everything else . Paul is a great teacher and I can see why Dru Blair has put a lot of faith into his abilities. We had a great time lots of laughs, plenty of tea and a bit of airbrushing thrown in as well. Finishing the piece was a bonus as after our first discussion once I had picked an image we both thought it was a bit ambitious for 3 days. Finishing a project was not the goal for me, the techniques learned along the way was but credit to Paul we pulled it out of the bag. Could it be improved upon, absolutely, but in the end we decided we were close enough to have a go. Everything I was hoping to get out of the course I got, and then some. I will definitely be attending another of Paul's classes in the future.
Thank you for coming Stu!! I had a blast Sir
Sorry dude couldn’t resist it. Got it out of cold storage. And no. I’m not Dru Blair.
The Pachino work is excellent! That kind of realism is what I hope to gain, along this travel. My question is: Is there an accepted progression as you paint the subject? Ie., I always start with the eyes, nose and then mouth because if any of those are not right on, it doesn't look like the subject and means I have to correct it or start over! I have noticed that many "progression" sequences on the forum have hair, beards, etc. near the beginning! Is there a reason for this or just an individual preference? When I figure out how to get colors correct, I will do better, I hope!