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Color Study of NC Mallory (Norman Mallory) - xix.ii.xi - for jkpp | by Clyde Semler
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Color Study of NC Mallory (Norman Mallory) - xix.ii.xi - for jkpp

ArtRage Studio Pro / Wacom Tablet

Stylus painted only on single layer - no extra filter adjustments applied


On Flickr, he's known as NCMallory. Norman is an artist I greatly admire. I know I can safely say that he has inspired many of us who know his unique work. Today, especially, he inspired me. Thanks, Norman!


Here's a link to NCMallory's Photostream: Link to Flickr artist NCMallory's Photostream:


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And, I have extra cause to celebrate. This is my first digital painting made with my new Wacom 12" by 12" digital tablet. I got it used on Ebay and I'm thrilled to be unconstrained by the cramped limitations of my trusty but tiny little 3.5" by 6" tablet I've been using up until today. My fingers are still locked into "tiny mode". So far, I've not really stretched out and worked from elbow and shoulder. I hope soon to feel more comfortable running around in my huge new playground.


As in a previous portrait I did of Flickr artist Arturo Espinosa, I chose a palette which Van Gogh used for at least one of his paintings. I've added a link below so you can enjoy a variety of Vincent's favorite color palettes.


Here I began with 5 color slices from one of Van Gogh's favorite pies. These 5 fall within the earth tone range. Little by little, I added tones and shades of my own to gradually brighten up my layered brushstrokes. As you can see, I must have been craving that blueberry tart in a mean way.


Link to my portrait of Arturo Espinosa:


Link to Van Gogh color schemes served up as pie charts reference:


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Taken on February 19, 2011