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Nitsa
05-15-2003, 07:14 PM
Had one of those moments that RKS was talking about this evening...Infact it has been a really inspiring week for me this week! :D
I was going to do this as a WIP but I got caught "In the groove" and was loving it...Oh, didn't Madonna make a hit called "Get into the groove"?....Spooky huh! LOL!

It isn't finished yet!....Have I got her?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-May-2003/18769-Madonna-WIP1.JPG

VeldaJ
05-15-2003, 07:21 PM
It's lovely, Nitsa. Great highlights on the lips. Not sure that the highlight in the right eye (left as viewed) is correct. I can't quite put my finger on what 's wrong but it seems a litle *flat* compared to the other one. It's going to be a really beautiful picture.

CharM
05-15-2003, 07:26 PM
It's inMaterial, Girl, that you didn't do this as a wip... It's going to be great!!!

Alan Cross
05-15-2003, 07:31 PM
So far so good!
Alan :)

Nitsa
05-15-2003, 07:32 PM
Velda.....TY so much, I was just sitting here thinking that something was bugging me and you have put your finger on it for me...Cheers! I am pleased with how the lips are coming along too.....TY!

Char.....LOL!..Very clever!....TY, I just hope I am still in this mode tomorrow 'cos it's late here now (almost 1AM) and I must get to my bed! :(
Don't you just hate it when "real" life takes over..I just want to PAINT!

Nitsa
05-15-2003, 07:33 PM
Oooh, thanx Alan....Didn't see you there! ;)

M.A.
05-15-2003, 07:45 PM
Wow! Have you ever captered her likeness!!!:clap:
This painting is beautiful.

Little Old Lady
05-15-2003, 07:49 PM
Great likeness. Waiting for the finish.
JoAnn

Nitsa
05-15-2003, 08:03 PM
Fun2cook.....Ooooh, TY!....I hope it remains "Beautiful" in the morning! LOL!

JoAnn.......TY!...So chuffed you see the likeness.

Think I managed to save the eye highlight, also softned that line on her nose on the RHS as you view it...It was annoying me somewhat.
Right...I have to go to bed now...I mean it! :(

Night!

lynn_cyr
05-15-2003, 10:57 PM
Anita,

When I saw the mouth, I just knew who she was!! Great job! :clap: :clap: :clap: that gap between the teeth really did it!

My only small nit so far (realizing you're going to be working on it some more), is the right eye (her left eye). As I see the other eye, I noticed that it has kind of a "lazyness" to it that I don't see in the other one. The dreamy-eyed look is what would give this Madonna her signature look!

Great job!! I can't wait to see it finished!! ;)

Lynn

Nitsa
05-16-2003, 03:21 AM
Thanx Lyn....Yep, that gap is a blessing! LOL!
Funny you should mention her right eye, I woke this morning with "new eyes" and realised I made need to pluck her right eyebrow a tad, I think that may be what's giving it that heavy look.
Also, the eyelashes will deffo and a character trademark I'm sure.

Thanx for looking in, commenting!

rapolina
05-16-2003, 04:52 AM
beautiful! i like a lot her eyes.
ciao, rapolina.

Nitsa
05-16-2003, 05:07 AM
Thanx Rapolina!

I forgot to mention the size and paints etc...
I'm working with Cotman 10x7 and have used W&N Cad yellow, perm rose, Windsor violet, Yellow ochre, Aliz Crimson and FUB.

I've put her eyelashes in now and managed to trim her right eyebrow a tad, starting applying colours to the hair area around her face and adding depth to the structure of her chin.
Also managed to soften that nose line!
I'm working pretty diluted her to achieve a soft look, the white of the paper shows up more here, in reality the blend is softer.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-May-2003/18769-MADGE-WIP2.JPG

ripvanblair
05-16-2003, 05:33 AM
looking very good---------Alan

imahappy
05-16-2003, 07:50 AM
Believe you really need to contact Madonna personally. She would love this! You have captured her likeness perfectly! Can't wait to see finished painting. .. Are you done yet?... sorry... anxious.

Nitsa
05-16-2003, 07:51 AM
Thanx Alan!

I was disturbed by a phonecall and my company will be here shortly, so it doesn't look like I'll finish by this afternoon as I hoped! :(..I'm really enjoying this.

I have managed to make a start on her hair building up with layers of colour as I go, starting with Yellow ochre and moving through to siennas and ambers.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-May-2003/18769-MADGE-WIP3.JPG

Nitsa
05-16-2003, 07:54 AM
Sorry Imahappy...Must have crossposted!....D'ya think she'd buy it? LOL!
TY for your comments!

imahappy
05-16-2003, 07:58 AM
Definitely think she'd buy it or she's not as smart as I think she is.

els
05-16-2003, 08:08 AM
Looking great Anita...

Uschi
05-16-2003, 08:59 AM
Oh my goodness, Anita!!! Is that ever coming along beautifully!!!!
Uschi

lynn_cyr
05-16-2003, 09:02 AM
FABULOUS!!! Wow, this is really taking shape nicely... keep going!! :)

The eye is much better now, and the hair is just amazing!!! :clap: :clap:

Lynn

Nitsa
05-16-2003, 11:36 AM
Imahappy.......LOL! Smart and beautiful....Not fair is it? LOL!

Els and Uschi......TY!

Lynn.....TY, glad you like the alterations to the eye! :)

Added a little more, am I done??? (I May work the hair a little more later!)

Any suggestions for that background section?

It's raining here right now so it's impossible to get a decent pic....sorry!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-May-2003/18769-MADGE-WIP4.JPG

babybrush
05-16-2003, 11:40 AM
my suggestion for background would be to fill it in with more hair. take it or leave it. looks great so far.

Bethany

imahappy
05-16-2003, 12:03 PM
I don't know what you mean about the combo not being fair, I've got both. (heehee) I like the suggestion by Bethany of more hair. Also would like to see you add more darks to hair.

yahooserious
05-16-2003, 12:08 PM
Anita...WOW....you've done a fantastic job....Madonna would be very pleased with it, I'm sure...

Emilie

Annetta
05-16-2003, 12:53 PM
Just beautiful Anita!! Pro at flowers and portraits too!! :clap: :clap:

Gilberte
05-16-2003, 01:22 PM
Originally posted by Alan Cross
So far so good!
Alan :)


yes yes yes !

Kate Mc
05-16-2003, 02:27 PM
:clap: MORE HAIR! :clap: MORE HAIR! :clap: MORE HAIR!


Kate

Nitsa
05-16-2003, 05:45 PM
TY Bethany, Imahappy and Kate...I took yor advice and went for more hair! :)
Emilie, Annetta and Gilberte...TY! :D

OK, I'm done and I have to say I'm rather pleased with myself! LOL! :D
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-May-2003/18769-Madonna-Finished.JPG

babybrush
05-16-2003, 05:49 PM
excellent!! well done.

Bethany

Nitsa
05-16-2003, 07:18 PM
Thanx Bethany....You were right about more hair! :)

Kate Mc
05-17-2003, 04:27 PM
Perfect. Great hair!

What a great job you did on this one!


Kate

VeldaJ
05-17-2003, 04:32 PM
I should just think you are pleased with yourself. That's absolutely fabulous! :clap:

mhimeswc
05-17-2003, 04:36 PM
This is excellent, and I love what you did with the hair.

Michelle

Nitsa
05-17-2003, 06:31 PM
Kate, Velda and Michelle......TY...Glad you like the hair! :D