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Ribezla

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on: February 12, 2016, 02:25:37 AM
Hi,

I tried to paint portrait in acrylics, but it seems that I struggle with it more than I thought I would. The reference photo is pretty small and I am not content with my painting. Now that I see it on the PC screen, I think the left side of the face should be darker. It is funny, how I see it on the screen and do NOT see it in real.




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Reply #1 on: February 12, 2016, 03:43:42 AM
Wow Sarlota, you have done very well working from such a small photo.
Excellent work on the headband, the shine of the sequins is brilliant! :clap: :clap: :clap:

The problem seems to be in the lower portion of the face, from the tip of the nose down. The jawline on her left appears too rounded. This could be just a case of shading/value adjustment. The alignment of the mouth/teeth is off a bit, the upper lip needs a little reshaping as per the photo.

Now, I am looking via a magnifier so don't take all of this at 'face' value  ;) .  I don't always see things as clearly. Study your photo as best you can and wait for a few more appraisals.  O0
Cheers, Val

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Reply #2 on: February 12, 2016, 05:55:59 AM
Hi Sarlota,

I'm not experienced enough to give you a critique other than to say I liked your portrait.

I smiled when you mentioned that you see things a little differently after you've posted your work on the site. I also experience this. I can look at the JPG of my drawings on my own computer and it looks very close to the original; but as soon as I post it, I notice things I would change. Funny.
Steve W


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Reply #3 on: February 12, 2016, 07:14:53 AM
Thanks Steve, I'm glad to read that I'm not the only one to face this 'painting on the PB forum' effect.  :2funny:

And thank you, Val, I appreciate your comments. I will think about them and maybe keep the drawing out of sight for few days. Bea's birthday is in May, I have enought time to make the painting better.  :)
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Reply #4 on: February 12, 2016, 07:49:58 AM
Sarlota,

I agree about the FORUM EFFECT - what we see when posted reveals things we did not catch earlier.  I know I should wait a day before posting, but I'm so excited to have something finished, I cannot wait to share.

Val has some good thoughts on how to tweak this one. Love the sparkle on the headband.  Great red background - like the subtle texture of it.  Good work so far.

aloha

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Reply #5 on: February 13, 2016, 06:11:14 PM
Quite remarkable for acrylic. I agree with Val's assessment.  A little touch up on the lower portion around the mouth should make this spot on.  Also, (perhaps) the hair on her right needs a little body behind her ear.  The sequence are fabulous.
Kelley


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Reply #6 on: February 13, 2016, 09:50:54 PM
Thank Mea and Kelley, I will apply all your comments.

Kelley, I hope I understand it right "hair needs body" - it means more hair and add lighter tones to achieve 3D effect?
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Reply #7 on: February 14, 2016, 11:22:52 AM
beautiful job so far :clap: :clap:

also lighten the gums on the top left


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Reply #8 on: February 14, 2016, 12:52:02 PM
Yes. You're doing quite well.
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Ribezla

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Reply #9 on: February 15, 2016, 11:34:56 PM
Thank you Nolan.
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Reply #10 on: February 16, 2016, 07:46:56 AM
Nice one Sarlota! once the correction are in place as advised by Nolan and Val ,,, will look spot on!   :clap:


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Reply #11 on: February 17, 2016, 01:38:54 PM
Sarlota:  You have done a beautiful job.  The photo was so small and you got such a good likeness.  After the few tweaks this will be excellent. 
Kathy


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Reply #12 on: February 18, 2016, 12:11:22 AM
Thank you Cyril and Kathy for your support.  :)
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Reply #13 on: March 04, 2016, 09:52:41 PM
The fast drying time with acrylics is difficult and takes some getting used to especially on blending. To appraise my painting I scan the reference photo into the computer and place my painting photo next to it on the screen to see how well they match.  I had to retake my painting photo after corrections for several times before I was reasonably satisfied.
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