View Full Version : Riley @ two

03-16-2013, 11:52 AM
This is done on 7x9 Uart 500 with Rembrandt's and Faber-Castell Pitt pencils. I changed the mouth from my ref photo which required that I change her eyes and left shoulder. I blended out her shirt at the bottom. Hope my changes work. C&C always most welcome. Bob
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Mar-2013/1154176-Riley2_ref_800x600.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Mar-2013/1154176-Riley2_WIP3b_800x600.jpg

Moises Menendez
03-16-2013, 05:02 PM
Great change on the composition! One thing bothers me: the eyes. Especially HER left eye. I had similar problem when I rendered my grandson using pastel. The irises on both eyes do not match.

03-16-2013, 06:30 PM
Thank you Moe, her left eye bothered me as well. Before posting I had reworked that eye several times to no avail. I just now added more iris below the pupil and removed some of the buldge too. It seems to have helped. While I was making changes,I decided to turn up the corner of her mouth into more of a smile. I will post again once all of the suggestions are in and I have corrected the picture.

03-16-2013, 06:49 PM
I think the thing to do is always make the eye away from the viewer a little less distinct.
I like this though, and worth tweaking.....very nice.

03-16-2013, 10:38 PM
Wonderful! You painted her hair perfectly! So very much good about this painting ... so hope you tweak it to your satisfaction. It deserves a frame.

03-17-2013, 04:40 AM
Derek, thank you for the suggestion. I will give that a try.
Carol, thank you for your nice comment.

Moises Menendez
03-17-2013, 06:06 AM
I think that you painted the sclera(white of the eye) on her left eye. In the photo the sclera is not visualized, therefore if you add some value to the left eye you could fix this problem. I hope this will help.

03-17-2013, 04:02 PM
Moe, I did not notice the sclera in her left eye in the ref photo. Thank you for pointing that out. That should make a big difference but I will mute it like Derek suggested. Thank you once again. Bob