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Oppenheimer - I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds

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Re: Oppenheimer - I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds

Postby kennyc » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:34 pm

Thanks Bev feeling not bad about it....but re-remembered Noses are my Nemesis! :lol:
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Postby kennyc » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:04 am

about 4 more hours today...

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Re: Oppenheimer - I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds

Postby Laurene » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:39 pm

You nailed the eyes Kenny - they're haunted!

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Re: Oppenheimer - I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds

Postby kennyc » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:26 pm

Laurene wrote:You nailed the eyes Kenny - they're haunted!


Thanks Laurene!
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Re: Oppenheimer - I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds

Postby kennyc » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:42 pm

Another 4 or 5 hours yesterday (neck and ciggy) and this afternoon (coat/jacket)....getting close to finishing first pass... :D

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Re: Oppenheimer - I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds

Postby kennyc » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:16 am

Finished up the first pass just now. About 25 hours in. Feeling okay for not having even picked up my pencils for something like 4 years (whenever the last post on the Sweeper Woman was?). Will now go back and do some adjustments on details/levels/etc.

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Postby kennyc » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:05 pm

Just shot a pic in the sunlight....might be a bit better than the previous one. :D

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Re: Oppenheimer - I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds

Postby Bob1298 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:27 pm

You have not lost the touch...Very Nice

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Re: Oppenheimer - I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds

Postby kennyc » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:32 pm

Bob1298 wrote:You have not lost the touch...Very Nice


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Re: Oppenheimer - I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds

Postby Laurene » Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:39 am

Skin texture, hat, jacket, tie and those gorgeous shirt wrinkles....all A+++++ IMO!! Those eyes are magnetic - they lock onto the viewer's eyes. A pleasure to see!

Question: since we go back quite awhile on the forum Kenny I don't think you'll mind an observation. If I look at his hat and the slight tilt of the brim, I might expect a bit more of a shadow over his left (our right) forehead and eye. Is it there and am I just not seeing it on my screen?

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Re: Oppenheimer - I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds

Postby kennyc » Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:59 am

You're not missing anything, I'll take another look. I was actually hesitating about even making the second pass even though I'm least pleased with the forehead shadow. Dark darks are touchy as you know without resorting to carbon or charcoal.... I'll definitely take a close second look at that area compared to the reference.

Anxious to get back to the Sweeper-Woman. :D

Thanks!

P.S. actually looking at the reference these not hardly any difference at all in the hat shadow. ... maybe due to the lighting they used for the photo. I think this was used on the cover of Life magazine....or at least in the magazine.

P.P.S - looking at it again this morning I'm thinking there is some slight adjustment just as you noticed which I will do before finalizing and fixing. :)

and P.P.P.S - always accepting of comments/feedback. More eyes the better. :)
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Re: Oppenheimer - I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds

Postby Laurene » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:00 am

It's always tricky when we don't have the reference photo to compare, Kenny. I agree that if it needs any adjustment at all, it's a slight adjustment only. I was just going off instinct but glad if it helped in any way :)

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Re: Oppenheimer - I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds

Postby kennyc » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:49 am

Laurene wrote:It's always tricky when we don't have the reference photo to compare, Kenny. I agree that if it needs any adjustment at all, it's a slight adjustment only. I was just going off instinct but glad if it helped in any way :)


Absolutely appreciate it!
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