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robynann

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on: September 26, 2017, 07:50:24 AM
My Newest Gal is La Lionne I had some problems with the blouse but I'm not going to stress about it as I've just started taking private portraiture lessons with a master artist. Down the road I know we will be getting to clothing... I am so excited about these lessons. Any suggestions now would be appreciated

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Reply #1 on: September 28, 2017, 03:37:30 PM
Robynann, how fortunate to be taking private portraiture lessons. Your painting is well done and La Lionne has a shocking head of red hair which you painted very well.  I find that the bridge of her nose is a little broad but otherwise, I think it is excellent.   Patricia
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Reply #2 on: September 29, 2017, 03:06:03 AM
What fantastic hair, especially teamed with the deep green blouse. Love your colour sense.


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Reply #3 on: September 29, 2017, 04:22:42 AM
Thanks Patricia and Linley. I thought her nose was off too but that was how the reference was. go figure lol
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Reply #4 on: September 29, 2017, 05:07:20 AM
Well I guess some people have broad noses......


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Reply #5 on: September 29, 2017, 05:58:39 AM
Very nice!
Portraits are the hardest thing I think, but very pleasing when you get it right.
You know when you're getting it because people stop saying "That's a nice portrait, who is it?" and start saying "Oh I know that person it's .......".
I found lots and lots of practice was (And still is) the key.
I would sit with my sketch book in the morning and draw the TV news presenters! They keep coming up on the screen and always face the camera the same way so you get lots of time to do the drawing and if you don't get it right they are back there again the following morning!
Photo portraits usually light the face from directly in front, which makes a flat subject for a painting, I like to look for photos with lighting from the side so that the contours of the face are brought out.
Keep up the good work, you're off to a great start.
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Reply #6 on: September 29, 2017, 07:31:13 AM
Thanks Brian 
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Reply #7 on: October 01, 2017, 10:58:58 AM
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Cheers, Val

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Reply #8 on: October 03, 2017, 02:48:27 PM
Well done - love the hair!! And how fabulous to have private portrait lessons - can't wait to see how you continue to grow in this field!
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #9 on: October 05, 2017, 06:45:57 AM
The eyes only glance at the blouse, tone and colour are most important, far less the details.  The viewers' eyes look at the face, and this gorgeous chevelure.  This is were the detailed work should focus.

It is a very nice painting  :yippee:

What do you think?

I was expecting a female lion   :2funny:  Great title  :clap:
Cheers, Annie
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robynann

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Reply #10 on: October 05, 2017, 08:59:19 AM
Thanks so much Val, Sharon and Annie.. Too funny Annie!!
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Reply #11 on: October 05, 2017, 05:12:04 PM
You should know by now, Annie, that Robyn's painting titles are always interesting and often deceptive. If she were to paint a lioness, I'm sure she'd call it Working Mother, or Out with the Girls (a hunting group), or Tired Mum like someone (Abbietayer???) called their sketch of a sleepy lioness. :2funny:


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Reply #12 on: October 05, 2017, 06:29:13 PM
Lindsey, you are making laughing and rooling on the floor... but you nail it  :smitten:
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #13 on: October 07, 2017, 09:22:08 AM
Nicely done Robynann, and Linley I can't help smiling every time I read your comments, you are very sharp.
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Reply #14 on: October 08, 2017, 07:31:38 AM
Thanks so much Louisa...
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