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jennylynn

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on: March 07, 2012, 05:50:58 AM
what am I like!!
  forgot to include drawing and photo!!!   here they are thank-you 
             
jennylynn


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Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 06:02:09 AM
Hi Jennylynn,
I see you have your picture here. I do not do portraits yet. The only thing right now I see that does not look right to me is his left eye. It is to high. Needs to come down.
Good Job.  O0
Nina
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Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 06:24:45 AM
JennyLynn, you have done a really good job on your portrait! :clap: I agree with Nina the left eye is throwing it off a little.  Although, I am not sure if it's too high or if the surrounding area is too white. (too much of a contrast between the shading and the white area?) I'm not sure my opinion should count too much either, since I don't draw! :) Just an observation. I would love to draw this well!
Christina


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Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 06:33:29 AM
CB you might be right about that. I looked at it again. The eye lid may need to come down more on the left side. On the original I can't see the irs very much. Nolan or Dennis would know more.
Nina  :)
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Reply #4 on: March 08, 2012, 09:26:42 AM
 
this is the updated drawing that i have done of my father, have altered his left eye have included my fathers  original photo as well.  also I did a drawing of clint eastwood his nose needed correcting i have put that on here as well  any feedback would be appreciated thankyou :thankyou:
jennylynn


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Reply #5 on: March 08, 2012, 11:43:00 AM
Nice work! You've got the tonal values ok and that makes it a good picture. The likeness is ok but, needs a little modification. The lower left part (our left) needs expanding and a slight shift to the left of this area.
Well done and keep up the great work.  :clap:
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Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012, 12:15:38 PM
 :thankyou:topdopinuk   for your feedback, it's funny you can look at a picture and know that something isn't quite right but you cannot see it!!  I will definately take your suggestion and have another go thankyou for your honesty. I am so glad that i joined this site, it,s fantastic dennis &nolan are great, and all the community as well!!!
jennylynn


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Reply #7 on: March 08, 2012, 08:08:10 PM
JennyLynn, you really do nice work!
Christina


jennylynn

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Reply #8 on: March 09, 2012, 05:46:22 AM
 :thankyou:  c bodine for your really nice comment,   had a look at your work it's fantastic !!
jennylynn


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Reply #9 on: March 17, 2012, 12:56:02 PM
it does seem like the left eye is slightly too high O0


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Reply #10 on: March 17, 2012, 03:40:27 PM
Jenny, the portrait looks very nice. I always trace out the outline, and the features like eyes, etc right thru my photo to get the composition correct. Portraits are very difficult subjects!  O0
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #11 on: March 18, 2012, 01:57:55 AM
    have redone my fathers pic  lowered left eye, and altered his left cheek a little too.  thankyou everyone for for your comments,  must be boring you all with this pic by now,  but I am determined to get it right!  and I know with your help I can acheive this.   really appreciate all of your comments.  patindaytona, thanks for your input up till now I have been trying to draw it freehand just using my pencil for measurement.  but perhaps i will trace the outline as you have suggested,  i agree portraits can be very difficult subjects!
jennylynn


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Reply #12 on: March 18, 2012, 04:55:48 AM
Jennylynn,  I see vast improvement! Not just in the facial features, but in your shading, as well! :clap:
Christina


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Reply #13 on: March 18, 2012, 05:05:14 AM
 :thankyou:  c bodine that's what joining this site does for you!!!   through all of your help I can say that I am quite happy with this drawing, I am so glad that I found this site!!! :)
jennylynn


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Reply #14 on: March 18, 2012, 08:25:53 AM
Jennylynn, very nice work!

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