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Stare- Original by Grant Booysen by Sketch-Zap Stare- Original by Grant Booysen by Sketch-Zap
I just messed around with the contrast on DA muro, this is the better picture of my painting

And thus I have checked off yet another thing to make on my to-do list of art! This wonderful photo that none other than the wonderful Grant-Booysen has taken I thought would be a great study for me to work with, not only to study the face but work in a more mature form as watercolor, too. I've been longing to copy this picture, and now I have! All credit to the picture goes to Grant-Booysen though, I just painted the thing. Hopefully you all like it! 
The nose is the one thing that really sticks out in this painting. I made it too small. But if you hadn't seen the picture I don't think you could guess. Also, the colors are definitely not as vibrant as in the photo, I dried my best to recreate them, but unfortunately I believe this is out of my control, my watercolors aren't exactly top of the line. But that's not too bad, I mean, there's more in life to worry about than not-so vibrant watercolors. :) Also it was a bit of my fault not adding in as much of his fleh tone as I could, I see now that it is not just blue. I'm still getting the knack of color, I'm more of a monocolor person, drawing in pen and pencil in the margins of worksheets, haha...
Here's the photo:
Stare by Grant-Booysen

Hope you guys like it. I want to do more studies like this, I don't guarantee a lot though. School, eh?

Thanks a bunch, Grant! I really appreciate you letting me use the photo!
(I also recommend looking at his gallery, it's great and the photos are very deep and phenomenal!) 
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Doom-Duck Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist
I THOUGHT THIS WAS A FREAKIN PHOTO FROM THE THUMBNAIL O_O
You are getting GOOD!
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Sketch-Zap Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, thanks! YEah I spent a good lot of time on this, haha...
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Doom-Duck Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist
It paid off!
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Sketch-Zap Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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lewisrockets Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
This is fantastic! The lighting is great, I was comparing both versions and they both turned out wonderful. I'd love to see more of this from you! :'D
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Sketch-Zap Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, glad you like it! 
I do want to do more of these, they are great studies for the face and watercolor, also my focus. I loooove faces, and I think I might do more. I'm thinking of painting JFK next, that'd be cool. :D
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lewisrockets Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
OOOH, JFK would be wonderful, yes please!! :la: Well, I look forward to the next one (:
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Sketch-Zap Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha thanks! Hopefully I can continue soon. :D
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Grant-Booysen Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Photographer
THIS IS SO AWESOME!!!! I love it!!!! :D

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Sketch-Zap Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful! I'm happy that you like it! It doesn't really look like you, but I'm still quite pleased with it. Thank you so so much for letting me copy that wonderful photo of yours! I really appreciate it! 
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