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07-04-2012, 11:59 AM
Medium: Oil Pastel
Dimension: 2 cm
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!
its bad...i cant do skin color...
MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
07-04-2012, 07:58 PM
That is a very odd reference, eye positioning is not going to help.
Your work - the cheek on the left bulges out to far, and her chin has almost disappeared.
07-04-2012, 10:41 PM
The issues here are with drawing.There are too many to enumerate.
I'd recommend doing some exercises with drawing before attempting any more paintings.
How To Draw What You See by Rudy DePenya is a good place to start.
07-05-2012, 02:14 AM
I think you should start with some drawing exercises. Draw a lot. Also some painting - start with something simple - some boxes or simple vase... learn how to blend colors. One of the hardest things is blending skin tones. It helps to know how to blend other things first.
07-05-2012, 02:33 AM
Don't give up, take the advice on board, use you eyes, measure things, check, enjoy.
As the others have said....draw a lot
07-05-2012, 09:18 AM
I also think oil pastels are very difficult to blend and may suggest good quality soft chalk pastels first? They are messy, but easier to start with I think. Good effort and I know it's not easy, I would use a graph to get things in place. It is a good way to start. Draw a graph on your reference picture if you can, or make a copy of it by computer or scanner. Draw a graph on your paper to correspond and then you can get things like eyes, mouth, nose etc in the right places. Example... if you have 1" square graph drawn on your reference, then you can enlarge it on your paper by doing a 2" square graph(on your paper). Then just outline all main features and shapes as they appear on the graphed reference. As long as you have the same number of squares down and across on both reference and paper, and they are square, it can be fun to do it this way until you know your proportions better. Just my two cents worth, I did a cats face this way and was happy with the result. Good luck and never give up. Cheers and keep painting and smiling, Debs. =))
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