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Black Spot
09-16-2012, 12:14 PM
Still need to correct the mouth (her right, our left) and then put in the hair highlight before going onto the next stage. This is larger than life. Drew with water colour and now using acrylics before moving onto oils.

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Debzy
09-16-2012, 04:26 PM
Looking great so far Black! Looking forward to seeing the acrylic and oil stages! I can't quite work out the pose of the body from the neck down but that's my only crit at this stage! Nice work so far, you are a very accurate drawer! Cheers =)) Debs.

Andrewcody
09-16-2012, 06:10 PM
Hi Black Spot, I agree with Deb that the pose is a bit off putting.
The nose appears to be pushed to one side
Regards
Andrew

crafor
09-16-2012, 06:15 PM
What size is this? I like these at times. (I attempted one recently, lol) That one didn't work for me, but I've seen others that do. I'll give it a try again.
I'll be watching, as this is very intriguing.
Ella, who plans to start using smaller canvassses! LOL!

DebbieO
09-16-2012, 06:51 PM
I really like the angle you chose. It is interesting. I love the gaze. I was okay with the shoulder but now that the others have mentioned it I have a hard time understanding it, but it might become clearer as you refine it.

I think the nose is okay because she has a bit of a sneer.

Lots of personality! Those eyes are beautifully done.

Andrewcody
09-16-2012, 08:34 PM
She has an over bite not sure about a sneer
Andrew

Black Spot
09-17-2012, 01:56 AM
I think when I correct the mouth the nose line will look better or I'll have to revisit it. The left side of the nose might be a bit high. Yes, she does have a bit of an overbite. The canvas is 16x18 inches. What's great about acrylics is being able to paint over error fairly easily.

Andrewcody
09-17-2012, 05:55 PM
I find oils much simpler when you have to make adjustments and changes, certainly have more time :)
Regards
Andrew

Black Spot
09-18-2012, 04:32 PM
The thing is I don't have a lot of spare time. The base is acrylic because it dries quickly and anything can be obliterated with white. Minor update.

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Octopus Inc.
09-18-2012, 09:14 PM
Looking good. I think she looks a bit like the actress Amanda Peet, maybe leaning out of a window?, and your adjustments seem to have worked out nicely. I'm also liking the high contrast of the image. I look forward to watching your progress on this one... The oil over acrylic painting intrigues me.

Andrewcody
09-19-2012, 12:24 AM
More like Gene Tierney to me
:)
Andrew

Black Spot
09-24-2012, 04:45 PM
I wasn't happy with the nose or mouth. Both too low making them too narrow. Not really an update, just showing that as I'm as brutal to my stuff as I expect everyone else to be.

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Black Spot
10-07-2012, 12:52 PM
Update. I moved an eye and then started on the oils. Cheek shadow still needs work as does the rest of it.

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Black Spot
10-09-2012, 12:15 PM
Changed a bit since my last update. Working on details now.

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Debzy
10-10-2012, 09:42 AM
Hi Black Spot. I think this is looking much better than the first attempt, a great improvement, well done so far! Looking forward to next update! No crits at present from me. Cheers =)) Debs.

DebbieO
10-11-2012, 02:08 AM
Those locks look great. Are you going to glaze?

crafor
10-11-2012, 08:58 AM
I like this better, too. She appears less threatening...Interesting hair treatment. I like the overall effect.
I think her right side of the mouth (our left) needs raised a bit.
Elle

Black Spot
10-12-2012, 06:11 PM
Mouth on the left still needs to be raised, but I'll do it later. I'm leaving this as the final version before glazing sometime round Christmas.

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Black Spot
01-21-2013, 01:46 AM
Started glazing.

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arnieb
01-21-2013, 11:14 AM
Yes. Comeing along nicely. Very engaging piece. Arnie

Octopus Inc.
01-21-2013, 11:33 AM
Nice work... I really like the dramatic lighting and tones in this piece, a bit Caravaggesque. One of my weak points, so I like seeing it done well. Her teeth are looking a little screwy to me, sort of bucky, but I should probably just keep myself quiet until you're done. Also looking forward to seeing an update on that sepia painting there in the back...

Black Spot
01-27-2013, 11:17 AM
Well she does have slight buck teeth. I've tone them down a bit. I'm going to have to rework that one eye corner as it's wrong. More colour.

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Octopus Inc.
01-27-2013, 01:23 PM
Loving it... this is beautiful!