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Flipped value contrast in portrait painting

Flipped value contrast in portrait painting

A few times I apply this proven method to obtain a dynamic value contrast in a portrait. It is based on a very simple rotation principle.

 

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By sundaram madduri on 12 March 2017

Please explain completely about Flipped value contrast in portrait painting to understand properly as I could not understand with the example portraits.


By Ben Lustenhouwer on 13 March 2017

When you look at the lady on the chair you see that the background from the bottom to the top gradually gets darker. The subject is the other way around. Her head is lighter than the background and going down the forms are darker than the background. The other image the same, but from the left to the right. Left the face is lighter than the background and right the hair is darker than the background.

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