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robynann

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Daydream Believer
« on: April 15, 2017, 07:43:58 AM »
Had problems because the reference photo was all washed out. Could just barely see the lights and darks on her face. I should have used my artists license and moved her left eye over some. Using my tablet's camera and it's horrible. My camera broke. Ordering me a new one soon. I'm still working on blending the face. I think I finally got the hang of it a bit better. This is a 16x20 canvas. Next I think I need to work on hands and arms. Critiques welcomed

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mea hamo pena

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Re: Daydream Believer
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017, 07:52:02 AM »
Robynann

I love the backgound.

The hands have a pretty good shape.  Once you had shadows, they will look good.

The white flower in the middle of her forehead needs a bit of shadow under it so it will stand out better.

I love her pouty lips.

Good going so far.

aloha

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Re: Daydream Believer
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2017, 10:40:03 AM »
I like this very much. I wouldn't know how to improve it, I'm impressed

robynann

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Re: Daydream Believer
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2017, 12:55:00 PM »
Thanks Mea , it's such a bad photo of her I'm kind of embarrassed. She looks better in person. I was wondering about a shadow under those yellow flowers so far down on her forehead . It would just be very small right? I can't wait to order me a new digital camera! This is terrible! Those yellow flowers are showing up as white I know. I used Naples yellow. I did want a pale yellow The photo doesn't do the hair justice at all! It's not showing my mid tones. Same on the tree. I did try to fix it in Paint Shop Pro but really couldn't do much.

Thanks fotograffiti..

Hubby just told me I can order the camera mid week! yeeeehaaaa!! :yippee:
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Re: Daydream Believer
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 01:15:41 PM »
Robynann,

Then it may be that the flowers will look fine as they are once the photography is better.

No worries.  Sounds like all will be okay soon.

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Re: Daydream Believer
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2017, 03:38:08 AM »
It has an ethereal quality to it Robynann, my only suggestion would be to look at the straight line of her hair down her neck and arm, perhaps add a few fly away strands of hair  :)
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Re: Daydream Believer
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2017, 07:16:33 AM »
Sounds like a good idea Win thanks. Mea it does need a small shadow under that yellow flower I think. will take a picture once I get my camera
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Re: Daydream Believer
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2017, 07:25:21 AM »
It is good painting,only add some shadows on a dress and a little change with hairs like Win is suggesting :painting: :flowers:
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Re: Daydream Believer
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2017, 10:12:49 AM »
Thanks Aniz
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Re: Daydream Believer
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2017, 10:27:27 AM »
Thanks Mea , it's such a bad photo of her I'm kind of embarrassed. She looks better in person. I was wondering about a shadow under those yellow flowers so far down on her forehead . It would just be very small right? I can't wait to order me a new digital camera! This is terrible! Those yellow flowers are showing up as white I know. I used Naples yellow. I did want a pale yellow The photo doesn't do the hair justice at all! It's not showing my mid tones. Same on the tree. I did try to fix it in Paint Shop Pro but really couldn't do much.

Thanks fotograffiti..

Hubby just told me I can order the camera mid week! yeeeehaaaa!! :yippee:

Have you tried to adjust the brightness on the reference photo?

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Re: Daydream Believer
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2017, 03:23:47 PM »
Stoney I received my new camera now so I will take a good picture of her
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