|29 Nov 2006|| Joyce van Denzen|
Masterful piece, I wonder how you made it. And as you replied to Anneke, I agree about light being one of the most important influences on the outcome of a painting.
I usually "overexpose" things I draw. Jeff lee johnson
replies: "joyce, i did a thumbnail rapid color sketch in painter from imagination,making it really bold and overexposed(like an underpainting in natural media), and slowly modified it with semi-transparent layers (10-40% opaque), using spatter airbrush, round oil, and a number of other brushes for different effects and types of blending, until it took shape. the whole process took the better part of a week (spread out over time so i could keep "fresh" eyes on it). "
|29 Nov 2006|| Jordan Walli|
Very subtle shading. I enjoy the way that you draw a muted warmth out of the skin and armour. It almost seems like a young version of "Man in a Golden Helmet".
http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/r/rembran/painting/portrai3/goldenhe.html Jeff lee johnson
replies: "jordan, i was certainly thinking about the flemish style when i did this. i am still floored by the power of "the man in the golden helmet" to this day. i hit on the link and my breath caught (for the hundredth time?). i have no idea how to improve on that, so maybe someday i will be able to be as effective, and call that the victory of a lifetime, eh?"
|29 Nov 2006|| Kristin Lewis|
Beautiful... It really does remind me of an old style painting, too! I know it has been said before, but you have brilliantly captured the old masters' styles of paintings in this piece. Congrats!! Jeff lee johnson
replies: ""bows humbly""
|29 Nov 2006|| Jenny M. Heidewald|
I,too, am going to say it looks like an old masters style of painting.
The lighting is what does it, very nice work on the armor BTW. Jeff lee johnson
replies: "yeah, jenny, the lighting is everything in this style, isn't it? thanks for your comment!"
|29 Nov 2006|| Imola L Saraine aka Mio|
Excellent, wonderful shading and very soft colours. I love the light in this picture. I thought a composition of frontalism can never look real, you proved me wrong. I love that armour a lot. Jeff lee johnson
replies: "the frontal composition gave me fits, fyi. glad you like how it turned out!"
|30 Nov 2006|| Samantha 'Clementine' Wilder|
I love how this is old style....I love it so much
|30 Nov 2006|| Heidi Hecht|
Very good. This reminds me of some of the old-style portraits of English kings, only without the effects of age.
|15 Jan 2008|| Hello :)|
I think I saw this in one of the Spectrum books, if I’m not mistaken.....Congradulations! Jeff lee johnson
replies: "Thank you! You are indeed right, and Thar sits next to my light elf pic on the same page . That was a champaign moment in our little household."
|21 Apr 2008|| Renée van den Kerkhof|
Dude, it indeed looks like a photograph! It looks so by the little light and subtile use of shade and colour! Great work
|28 Feb 2009|| Marika Viklund|
Holy moly! This is really good! Like one of these great old painting from the 1800!