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DaveHawk
01-30-14, 12:32 PM
Dead of winter and the bike is parked so I finally got started on a new painting 18x24

if you have a constructive criticism feel free. I painted for an hour last night , American Pickers was on and the shop
would not not warm up enough to feel comfortable enough to paint.
This is interesting. I only paint under yellow light but the white light tends to see like the photo. To much blue for my taste.
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc291/DHHawk/62515c75-ab16-4e1a-a3a4-f6916cb8c285.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/user/DHHawk/media/62515c75-ab16-4e1a-a3a4-f6916cb8c285.jpg.html)
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc291/DHHawk/ab8c3532-0fd1-4daa-8278-5645d56b19b2.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/user/DHHawk/media/ab8c3532-0fd1-4daa-8278-5645d56b19b2.jpg.html)

Rebelyell
01-30-14, 01:11 PM
Me likey likes that but I REALLY like all your works:)

execfunc
02-01-14, 02:03 AM
Superb! What kind of paint (brand) do you use, and what sort of brushes? I can't get hair like that, although I've tried. I only started painting a few months ago.

DaveHawk
02-01-14, 10:28 AM
very small brushes and very wet acrylic

DaveHawk
02-10-14, 10:56 AM
Got a nice full day in on this Sunday. Worked out a back ground .
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc291/DHHawk/20140209_174803.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/user/DHHawk/media/20140209_174803.jpg.html)

DaveHawk
02-12-14, 09:57 AM
having fun with this one. Focusing on the background now before I get more into detail of the cat.

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc291/DHHawk/20140211_221002.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/user/DHHawk/media/20140211_221002.jpg.html)

DaveHawk
02-15-14, 11:14 AM
with all the snow we had this past week I had a good bit of down time to paint in the studio.
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc291/DHHawk/20140214_225433.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/user/DHHawk/media/20140214_225433.jpg.html)

execfunc
02-15-14, 07:56 PM
This is looking beautiful, Dave. Again, I'll ask you if you wouldn't mind sharing the brand of materials you use to be able to so artfully execute the hair. I use Winsor & Newton brushes (very small: 1 down to 000), Liquitex Professional soft body paint, and Liquitex Flow-Aid and Matte Medium as my mediums. I just can't get that fine detail in hair as you've done here on the lynx. For all I know, maybe I'm just not applying my gesso correctly before I start. Anyway, I'm linking to a photo of what I'm talking about – a gentleman whose portrait I've been doing, and struggling to capture the fine frizziness of his hair. Sorry to be such a pest! As I said, I've only recently begun painting, so I'm pretty ill-informed about this stuff.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1/1903008_10152243903133454_1746386493_n.jpg

P.S. I know that the primary ingredient to your success is your talent and experience rather than the brand of materials you use! I'm just hoping to learn if perhaps I should be approaching the problem with different materials than what I've been using. Thanks!

DaveHawk
02-17-14, 01:36 PM
I use all inks. A long #1 brush that I taper a bit. I add water to the ink to loosen it up to pull the lines. I can get 4 or 5 2" hair with one brush load. I've been working with inks for 35 years now. It takes a bit of practice and most of them 35 years has been with a quill. Hopes this helps. Inks are a lot like water color but a lot more opec.

execfunc
02-17-14, 05:18 PM
Hopes this helps.

Wow, very cool. Very impressive. Thanks!

DaveHawk
02-19-14, 10:02 AM
Calling this one Done. After a day painting waiting for the GE repairman to show up , I was able to get a full day in instead of 2or3 evening sits. Thanks for the comments and following. Now to find the next one.

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc291/DHHawk/58528_507259436003003_978365286_n.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/user/DHHawk/media/58528_507259436003003_978365286_n.jpg.html)

execfunc
02-19-14, 10:36 AM
Great work, Dave!

willow129
02-19-14, 12:30 PM
oh my that is so amazing.

(I love cats....!!)

beautiful

DaveHawk
05-29-14, 07:37 AM
Thanks Ex & Will, I go back and just stare at this one , wondering how I did it. LOL

I get lost in the painting mode and it seems I am all together someone else when painting.

Ex have to tried the inks yet.