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Abbietaya

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Mum
« on: April 16, 2017, 03:15:54 AM »
After numerous attempts (up in the 20's) at drawing mum from a very small thumb nail picture. This is the final version, its as close as i can get to her , it looks like mum to me. Though , i feel i still haven't quite got her smile  right, its one of those things do you tweak and maybe cause more problems? Or do you accept it as done? I decided that after tweaking several and  spoiling them, that this is it the definitive one. Hope you like it!
Drawn on approx a4 white mount board
Please bear in mind mum wore 2 hearing aids this made her specs sit incorrectly sometimes more exaggerated than others depending on how mum had inserted her aids. Also, mum had osteoporosis which gave her a dowager hump and caused her to twist/slant sideways.
« Last Edit: April 16, 2017, 03:22:14 AM by Abbietaya »

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Re: Mum
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2017, 06:38:55 AM »
Abbietaya

It's lovely.  I would image that it is difficult to do a portrait in colored pencil, but you have done well.

I am sure your mum would have loved this and been extremely proud of you for doing it.

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Re: Mum
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2017, 12:23:26 PM »
Hi Mea,
Thankyou, i know exactly what she would say 'its quite nice'. Mum never ever said 'that's good' or 'very good' or even 'no, try and do it again' it was always 'quite  nice' . Which honestly was infuriating at times when all you wanted was an honest answer!
But that was mum!
Take care and thank you again. :thankyou: :thankyou: :painting:

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Re: Mum
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2017, 03:16:49 PM »
Well done Abbie! It is difficult to work from small photos, and to work from a thumbnail.....   :doh: . I have an outline I did of my mum a couple of years ago....still waiting to be done. Unfortunately I didn't pack the photo so I only have a very small photo of the photo to work with. Kudos to you for your accomplishment!  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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