hand colored (informal) portrait

terri

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I hadn't done a hand colored portrait in ages, so when I came across this discarded print over the weekend I decided it would be good practice.

This was shot at one of my art festivals last fall, when I ran a test roll with my 150mm lens for the Mamiya 645. I remember not liking the reflection on the glasses, so put the print aside.

Took me forever to get the skin tones right, then had to work on getting a realistic looking starting-to-gray stubble. :razz:




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Thanks for looking! :)
 

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Looks three dimensional. Beautiful palette, Terri. I really like the purples & yellows in the background. And the skin tones are great.

You make it look easy.:thumbup:
 
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Thank you, Jazz. :D Easy, it was not. There are 3 different flesh tone oils here, and a whole lot of blending going on. :lol:

I knew that lens was going to push him into the foreground, and after I had painted him in, it looked a mite too "color-photograph" like to me....so I played some with the background colors to add a bit of whimsey.
 

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I have always liked the hand colored photographs. This one is awesome. Nice colors and a job well done.
 

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great work, terri!
the skintones are absolutely great!
you did it all with the oils?
...i really know how hard it can be sometimes...
great, great!
a.
 

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i'm impressed!

hand coloring is not for me . . . :(
 
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Anja! :sun: So good to see you. Yes, this portrait was done all with the photo oils - it took several layers to get the skin tone right.

Thanks, all! I really appreciate the kind comments. :)
 

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