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robynann

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on: February 06, 2018, 05:54:56 AM
I started her before I got into doing Mary Gibilisco's classes and I wanted to finish her so I had some time to do so as my Kitten has run off with a jar of Phtlo blue Genesis paint and I can't find it anywhere!!! I need it for this portrait I'm smack in the middle of so I had to order another one!! :'( :2funny:.. So anywho here is Elizabeth, the picture makes it look like there are no different values on her face but there are. I think it's partly the fluorescent lights that might do that. I don't like her eyebrows looking both the same. I think they give her this mean look on her face. Need to change that. What do you think? Comments and critiques invited.
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Reply #1 on: February 06, 2018, 08:00:09 AM
Robynann

Gosh, you are so good at making these people seem so special.  I don't think she looks mean, just pensive.  Like she's looking in the mirror and asking herself, "Do I look fat in this dress?"

That dress is gorgeous!!!!  Looks like one of those fabulous designer dresses that cost $5000.  (I'll wait until it ends up in a thrift shop for $12.99).

One side of her hair seems more textured (wiry curls) than the other (our left).

The wrist area of her right arm seems too thick (but that may be the style of the sleeve).  Her other hand under the wrist would need to be shaded a bit, I think.

Oh, I love this one.

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Reply #2 on: February 08, 2018, 05:39:02 AM
Thanks sooo much Mea.  Your right now that I have a good look it does look too thick. Got to change that for sure!!!

I'm so excited I'm back with private lessons from Eric Armusak!! He is a well know Religious Portraiture artist. But he does do many regular portrait commissions that look like photographs when he's done!! He get's about $11,000 a painting!! not too shabby huh. Great guy though!! He paints like the old masters with at least 6 layers. This is what I'm learning to do!! It's so exciting to me!!
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Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018, 04:22:08 PM
I started her before I got into doing Mary Gibilisco's classes and I wanted to finish her so I had some time to do so as my Kitten has run off with a jar of Phtlo blue Genesis paint and I can't find it anywhere!!! I need it for this portrait I'm smack in the middle of so I had to order another one!! :'( :2funny:.. So anywho here is Elizabeth, the picture makes it look like there are no different values on her face but there are. I think it's partly the fluorescent lights that might do that. I don't like her eyebrows looking both the same. I think they give her this mean look on her face. Need to change that. What do you think? Comments and critiques invited.

I'm sure kitty's playing hockey with it.  It'll be in the last place you look..... :D

For me, the eyebrows are too overpowering with the darks.  It makes them the focal points.

The viewer's right hair is lighter than the left, but then the cheek shadow in the light is darker than the cheek shadow on the left.  Looks like you've got the cheek shadows reversed.

Dress and such look good.  Nicely done. :)


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Reply #4 on: February 08, 2018, 05:51:03 PM
Thanks Stoney, looks like I'm all over the place on this one with my shadows!! Maybe that's why I felt something wasn't right.
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Reply #5 on: February 10, 2018, 02:03:04 PM
Thanks Stoney, looks like I'm all over the place on this one with my shadows!! Maybe that's why I felt something wasn't right.

Could be, and you're more than welcome.

Some time ago, elsewhere, I read one artist's tip on keeping track of where the light's coming from.  He puts a red dot at the canvas edge where it will be covered by the frame.  At a glance, he can adjust shadows and light changes accordingly.


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Reply #6 on: February 10, 2018, 10:10:51 PM
Robynann, I kinda think those thick eyebrows go with the big beautiful eyes; nice facial features and skin color.  :) ~Liz


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Reply #7 on: February 11, 2018, 06:33:31 AM
Stoney, that's such a good idea!!

Liz thanks sooo much!!!
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