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lynn p.

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on: January 24, 2014, 06:31:58 PM
Sure hope this doesn't offend anyone.  I am trying to learn to draw and paint the human form.  I did this little tiny pastel , about 5x7 inches tonight on Fabriano very rough watercolor paper.  Not a good choice and don't recommend such rough paper as I couldn't get the pastel to cover.  I learned a lot though.  I must have used 6 different colors in the skin tones.  The core shadows looked blue so I used that.  I took liberty and used some hot pink, even to highlight the hair and I actually like it.  It jazzes it up in person.  Any comments welcome!!!






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Reply #1 on: January 24, 2014, 06:40:06 PM
Wow, lynnp, you took on quite a challenge.  I like everything except the shadow.  Doesn't it need to be as curvaceous as the body?

The colors make it really classy!

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Reply #2 on: January 24, 2014, 06:43:49 PM
Hey Mea, thanks.  Yes, the shadow seems odd but I painted it as it was.  The light seems to be coming from 2 directions, one from over the shoulder and also I think from in front.  Not sure why it falls that way.


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Reply #3 on: January 25, 2014, 12:31:55 AM
I really like this Lynn!  I feel your pain on the coverage part, those rough textured papers have a million tiny holes.   Having said that, it actually works fine to have that looseness in this study.  Pastels are fun to build tones up and blend them, 6 is barely scratching the surface! Well done! :clap: :clap: 
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Reply #4 on: January 25, 2014, 03:29:41 AM
I have to agree with you Lynn, a less toothy paper would have worked better. Having said that, I do like the bit of 'sparkle' it gives. Between that and the colours used it has an old world type of feel to it. I quite like it  O0

I think you've done great work on the figure and your colourings are well used. The shadow is a bit odd, I should think a bit of artist's license should sort that out nicely.     Wonderful work.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #5 on: January 25, 2014, 04:36:35 AM
 O0 O0 O0  Wow, Lynn, once again, just a fantastic painting which is absolutely gorgeous and no, it is not offensive in the least, it is art.  Patricia 
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Reply #6 on: January 25, 2014, 09:01:00 AM
Lynn never think that the human form is offensive you have done a suburb job with the pastels and the colouring is really good well done    Ray
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Reply #7 on: January 25, 2014, 11:44:49 AM
Hey Lynn, I take that this is a self portrait?  ;D ;D  not bad at all. Maybe if you soften the shadow as it goes out that might help.  O0 O0
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Reply #8 on: January 31, 2014, 06:24:55 AM
Really beautiful Lynn-especially the warmth of the colors.  The shadow is distracting and I think the color of it is part of the reason.
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