Yesterday I tried this technique ... but.... I'm not able
... is absurd, but for me it's much easier to paint in the traditional way ... I never thought about this solution.
thx for share it.
Heh, I had to go back and reread your cheating lesson Fraser, I couldn't figure it out. I was trying to smear paint with the palette knife before I put it on the canvas. My bad!
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Well Dali and Misterpaint can't cheat properly... not sure if that makes me feel good or bad... I have played with programs like Virtual painter, that just convert a photo to a painting but this isn't about that. I use a lot of stencils, sometimes go out to take photos with that in mind.
Of course this is not the way to hone drawing skills but you can learn about shape and shading and get results that encourage you to continue and improve.
Didn't want to start a debate on the ethics or merits of this technique or what 'art' is... Just thought I'd share the idea.
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Someonesane, wow, I would totally believe that portrait you showed was meticulously painted. I am shocked. It is really a beautiful looking portrait I must say.
Neil, thanks for showing how it is done using stencils. I think. I would hope that people would admit to using a stencil. I don't know if it is discernible or not. The final result looks pretty convincing. I suppose it is not unlike what Andy Warhol did with photos and serigraphy.
I am just learning how to sketch portraits and yet I already knew how to cheat them. That's great.
Very nice play to learn... Here the shop of friend..
It's trickier than it seems. If you can successfully "cheat" this way, chances are that you don't need to.
That said, I can still tell you've used photos. In 95 cases out of 100, at least. It's not about presence of brushstrokes; it's about the lighting, color and perspective. I detect copied photos quite reliably, so there must be others who can, too. Your "cheating" won't quite work.
This is a "cheated" photo I don't want pass this paint for a real paint, only testing the feature. I read someting is similiar with photoshop but never try it.