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Lordy it's Cold Out Here (self portrait)

Postby kennyc » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:51 am

(I'm feeling a bit like why bother.....Laurene and I could just exchange email WIPs but will give it one more shot)

Lordy it's Cold Out Here (self-portrait)
9 x 11 inches Graphite on Mellotex

and may or may not try it on other papers - Conqueror, Arches...but not simultaneously.


Here's the initial sketch:

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Re: Lordy it's Cold Out Here!

Postby kennyc » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:53 am

at 4 hours in:

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Re: Lordy it's Cold Out Here!

Postby kennyc » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:55 am

as of this afternoon about 7 hours (looks really weird with only one eye partially finished :)

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Re: Lordy it's Cold Out Here (self portrait)

Postby kennyc » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:17 pm

Couple more hours on the eyes/eyebrows...

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Re: Lordy it's Cold Out Here (self portrait)

Postby Laurene » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:17 pm

Loving those eyebrows Kenny! :) This is going to be a fun one to watch! Ken, would you please explain how you're getting that wonderful woolly texture on the hat?

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Re: Lordy it's Cold Out Here (self portrait)

Postby kennyc » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:17 pm

I don't know if I can explain it.....I start with very tiny circularism and then random markings...a bit of plastic eraser and blu-tack for the light areas in some places....

I was actually quite anxious about the hat here, whether I could do it justice or not so I'm glad you (and others on G+) like it....next the nemesis nose....

Thank You!

P.S. in case you hadn't noticed, hats are very important to my art. :)
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Re: Lordy it's Cold Out Here (self portrait)

Postby Laurene » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:41 pm

Yes, I have noticed that about your art! lol
The hat looks like you were "feeling" it when you were drawing and your explanation confirms that for me. If your mind knows how it feels, your hand can draw it. It looks great, especially the way you've highlighted the thicker edge where it snuggles against the head and the way it's casting a slight shadow on the forehead.

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Re: Lordy it's Cold Out Here (self portrait)

Postby kennyc » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:50 pm

a few more hours today...about 15 hours so far...
I can see some things I'll need to fix/adjust....but past my nose, down to the 'stach!

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Re: Lordy it's Cold Out Here (self portrait)

Postby Bob1298 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:19 am

Really looking good, never realized you were so good looking :shock:

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Re: Lordy it's Cold Out Here (self portrait)

Postby kennyc » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:44 am

Bob1298 wrote:Really looking good, never realized you were so good looking :shock:


ROTFL!!!

:cry: :cry: :cry:

Oh well, ya work with what ya got.... :lol:
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Re: Lordy it's Cold Out Here (self portrait)

Postby kennyc » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:47 am

Today's update.....it's been a real struggle today.....still fighting with the details.... :( :evil:

About 5 more hours....not happy with most of what I did today....have already made adjustments not included here....hopefully better for it..

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Re: Lordy it's Cold Out Here (self portrait)

Postby kennyc » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:14 am

Today's update... about 24 hours...

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Re: Lordy it's Cold Out Here (self portrait)

Postby Laurene » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:21 pm

Seriously Kenny, I liked the ones you just completed but this one is in a whole different league. I guess it's true what they say - the better you know your subject, the better the artwork!!

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Re: Lordy it's Cold Out Here (self portrait)

Postby kennyc » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:11 pm

Laurene wrote:Seriously Kenny, I liked the ones you just completed but this one is in a whole different league. I guess it's true what they say - the better you know your subject, the better the artwork!!



I don't know about that.....maybe I just have a face everyone loves! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Lordy it's Cold Out Here (self portrait)

Postby kennyc » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:13 pm

If I can just do the shirt/sweatshirt without ruining it I think I'll be happy with it....
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