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Glasses with help from the forum

Discussion in 'Step by Step' started by Big John 1945, Nov 4, 2017.


  1. Big John 1945

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    A few months back I asked for some guidance from the forum on how to paint a portrait of people with glasses. As usual, the forum responded with multiple ideas and instructions. So here is my first attempt at glasses and the methods that I adapted.


    I started by covering my entire background with frisket. I then cutaway the areas that contained the lenses of the glasses. I then painted the facial features within that space.
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    Next I replaced the frisket where the lenses were and removed the background frisket so I could paint the face and hair.
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    I continued with the face and then sprayed along the edge of the lense frisket to create the black portion of the frames. I also used a dowel to scrape at the edge of the frisket to create the silver portion of the glasses frame.
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    I replaced the background frisket and cut out the glass lenses for the second subject in the portrait.
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    I painted in the eyes, replaced the lense frisket and started on the face. I guess by doing it this way, I am following the rule that says “protect what you have painted with frisket”
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    Continue on the face and again use the lense frisket as a mask and template for darks and lights of the glasses frame.
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    The Final piece with all the final detail work.
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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm not sure if this is the easiest way. Feedback is greatly welcome!
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    I only can say wwwwwwooooowww, this is awesome!! I knee before you!!


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    Thank you Marcos but the man to kneel before is Micha der Wolf, king of black and white. lol
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    Great work Big John. I’d say the glasses method worked.


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    Cool John!
    I did it the other way around with my fathers portrait. First the face and then the eyes.
    But your result is also very impressive! There are so many possibilities! You can never say there is only one right way!
    Great Work!
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    Excellent job you've done John. Both faces including the glasses look great. :thumbsup:

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    Whether it was the easiest way or not I wouldn't dare to say but the result is outstanding, a beautiful portrait and excellent work:thumbsup:
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    That came out great!
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    Yes indeed, that came out very fine - I think you got the glasses thing!
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    WOW!!!! That turned out awesome!! Great job!!
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    Damm John that look's fantastic and your first try? WOW:thumbsup::thumbsup:
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    Nice work and a lot of detail tanks for this SBS :thumbsup::thumbsup:
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    Thanks SiRoxx, I was pleased with the results.
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    Thank you Malky for your kind words.
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    Thank you Michele
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    Thank you, just gotta trust in the forum for help.
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    Thanks Patrick, I hope the SBS helps
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    It’s an amazing portrait, and such an interesting attempt to get the glasses done !
    I’ll try to remember it ;)


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