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Re: Art by Romanov fans III
« Reply #570 on: April 07, 2010, 09:11:02 PM »

"Give my love to all who remember me."

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« Reply #571 on: April 08, 2010, 02:52:35 AM »
Maria.  2010 by Anne Lloyd

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Breathtakingly super lovely!!!!!

Amazing colored fotos  by the most wonderful Yelena Aleksandrovna. Endless thank you very much!

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Re: Art by Romanov fans III
« Reply #572 on: April 08, 2010, 04:01:58 AM »
I like it. Maria looks rather thoughtful there.

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Re: Art by Romanov fans III
« Reply #573 on: April 08, 2010, 09:05:03 AM »
I love it! It really is her :)
There is a clock that never strikes...
There is a cathedral that goes down and a lake that goes up...
There is a little carriage abandoned in the copse...
There is a troupe of little actors in costume...
And when you are hungry or thirsty, there is someone who drives you away.

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Re: Art by Romanov fans III
« Reply #574 on: April 08, 2010, 09:48:24 AM »
Thank you all. Here is a video about the process.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJdTLdnw_Wg

I would say the most important part is staying with the reference photo and keep looking at it.
 It never stops revealing itself as you paint and look. I found something new nearly every session




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Re: Maria
« Reply #575 on: April 09, 2010, 03:23:30 PM »
Maria.  2010 by Anne Lloyd

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Merciful heavens, this is absolutely breathtaking! It's so incredibly beautiful, bravo : D
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Re: Art by Romanov fans III
« Reply #576 on: April 09, 2010, 03:25:55 PM »
Thank you all. Here is a video about the process.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJdTLdnw_Wg

I would say the most important part is staying with the reference photo and keep looking at it.
 It never stops revealing itself as you paint and look. I found something new nearly every session






This is amzing and so lovely :) the best one of yours yet. Keep going :)


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Re: Art by Romanov fans III
« Reply #577 on: April 09, 2010, 05:28:24 PM »
Thank you both.  Indeed, Anastasia ahead.

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Re: Art by Romanov fans III
« Reply #578 on: April 09, 2010, 08:41:43 PM »
Gorgeous! You definitely are talented. :)

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Re: Art by Romanov fans III
« Reply #579 on: April 10, 2010, 07:42:36 AM »
VERY COOL,  BLESSOTMA!

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Re: Art by Romanov fans III
« Reply #580 on: April 11, 2010, 05:47:40 AM »
How did you decide on the hair colour, given that the photographs of that era are all black and white?

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Re: Art by Romanov fans III
« Reply #581 on: April 11, 2010, 06:21:55 AM »
How did you decide on the hair colour, given that the photographs of that era are all black and white?

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She most likely got the color from first source descriptions of OTMA. 
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Re: Art by Romanov fans III
« Reply #582 on: April 11, 2010, 11:40:25 AM »
Ann you are psychic...actually I was about to post that  Marie's hair looks more red in the photo than in the painting. I don't know why that is so. I used red and yellow mixed in the brown for her highlights, but as I say ...the result, most likely due to my questionable photography skills, is it appeared more red here than I intended...or is ...so in the picture, it's a good deal  browner. How I arrived at the colour? After awhile one can get a sense from the grade of  the gray tones...the photos aren't strictly b/w, they are shades of grey as well. It can't be exact of course, but it can be close...one hopes. But rosieposie is correct as well . One reads everything and  puts all that into the mix. In this regard, Tatiana's eyes are a real puzzler. I have read of them being "  amber"  and " light grey"  and " dark grey," ...so which do you go with? I went with light grey in the sun light and dark grey in shadow. Thanks for the question!

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Re: Art by Romanov fans III
« Reply #583 on: April 11, 2010, 05:09:09 PM »
This is slightly off-topic but...I had an idea similar to that today, blessOTMA...meaning the shades of gray and colors and stuff. Has anyone ever found modern photos taken by old cameras (meaning cameras used at OTMA's time) on the Internet? I'd really like to see how much the lighting generally used to take photographs back then compares to lighting used in modern times, but using the same old cameras. If we saw the modern photograph, the same one, taken by both a modern camera and the old one, maybe we could see how "off" we are in determining what people looked like by comparing them.
If this makes no sense, tell me...I was just wondering very much about it and think the idea is pretty interesting, since I hadn't thought about it since reading these recent posts.
There is a clock that never strikes...
There is a cathedral that goes down and a lake that goes up...
There is a little carriage abandoned in the copse...
There is a troupe of little actors in costume...
And when you are hungry or thirsty, there is someone who drives you away.

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Re: Art by Romanov fans III
« Reply #584 on: April 11, 2010, 06:24:52 PM »
abbgail it would be interesting experiment...but one would need a camera from that time, film  and the whole set up. It would be great to set that up, then  a take pictures of things and then compare the b/w pictures with color photos of the  items., side by side. One way I make educated guesses is, to look at item whose colors we know and compare them to the b/w photos from back in the day. For a example when we look at Olga's Hussar uniform in color, the blue and the red seem equally as bright. But in the b/w photo , the red reads much darker. So it's part research, part reasonable guess....as to how a colour will read in a b/w photo...then comes the taking a leap part. lol!

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