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Tudor Wife by fresco-child Tudor Wife by fresco-child
Self-Portrait as Henry VIII's seventh wife? This is my first pure digital rendering. Details were never completed at a more swift and efficient pace. Whether I'm going to attempt a colour version of the portrait is undecided.
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AtotheX Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Pretty sweet stuff, Danielle. I agree with Hunaid's point, the lighting of the pearls needs to be varied up to feel authentic. The portrait itself is awesome, as usual.
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fresco-child Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Rodway :) In the beginning (before I lost patience :P), I set out painting each pearl individually. If I had continued instead of relying on duplication and rotation, perhaps they'd be resting against the skin more authentically. I might reattempt another rendering of the bottom row of pearls in the colour version. As for colours, I will be referencing Hans Holbein's portrait of Henry VIII's fourth wife, Anne of Cleves: [link]
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AtotheX Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Well, even if the pearls aren't painted individually, a little cast shadow against the neck would help to give them a little definition.
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Miko-M Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
woah so cool. this looks almost identical to your traditional paint style. And you should totally colour it, it would be so easy and you can experiment with everysingle colourpalette in the worldd without risk. nice use of texture too.
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fresco-child Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Colour layering on greyscale, at least I find, ventures on appearing flat if not done properly. But altering the warmth of the greyscale to sepia works wonderfully with colour overlay. The visceral potential of textures amazes me and I will further explore ways on how to use them. They are a reality-driven vehicle in a painting. I was taught textures from a master, thank you :)
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Camthalios Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Been waiting for this one :) looks great!

the Pearls are coming off flat in some places, and the smaller ring looks like its cutting into your neck.
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fresco-child Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Hunaid! :D Yes, it does feel flat in a few places. At one point I demonstrated a hint of laziness in rounding the pearls.
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Camthalios Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
also you need to text me, so i can have your number, how else am I supposed to message you at New Years?
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fresco-child Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D I'm sending you my number over facebook. We've tried exchanging numbers countless times before but failed! Haha. Expect a text from me on New Years too. I hope you have a beautiful evening of celebration :D
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Camthalios Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
I think the culprit really is the cut and paste. all the pearls look the same.
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