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06-02-2013, 04:12 AM

I'm new here. only got back into drawing and painting after not having touched a pen or brush for some years. I've never taken any drawing/painting classes, so I have no idea what I'm doing as far as techniques are concerned
I'd like to share this acrylic painting I'm currently working on. I'm really unhappy with the face and could need some feedback.


06-02-2013, 05:30 AM
Main thing is you made a start on your journey back into art.

Welcome to wetcanvas.


rocky alexander
06-02-2013, 09:56 AM
Love the hair, think it looks great. I get the feeling of anger in the face and the folded arms is this what you are looking for??

Keep going with it :thumbsup:

06-02-2013, 09:58 AM
thanks! yeah, it is. the title of the painting is "what are you looking at". but I'm not sure the face&hair matches the body...

rocky alexander
06-02-2013, 10:19 AM
I think it all matches in well and the title matches the painting to, its a your own style and it comes across in your painting and you could keep this style in other paintings and they will be unique.

06-03-2013, 05:26 AM
thanks, rocky alexander!
but for some reason I cant help thinking "what am I gonna do with you" when I look at the face... :/ I feel the face is weird, but maybe I've just spent too much time looking at it?

06-03-2013, 10:43 AM
To me the head and shoulders look masculine but the rest is obviously female,a mixed message for me.

06-04-2013, 07:12 AM

06-06-2013, 12:50 PM
welcome ibirella
this is pretty spunky, i like it
couple thoughts to think about
-straighten her nose?
-widen her lower nose?
-little more space between her eyes?
-show a little more forehead?

a visual (rough, sorry)



06-06-2013, 03:08 PM
thanks a lot for the advice! I guess I'll repaint that part of the face.

07-25-2013, 09:48 AM
reworked it and am quite happy with it now.

07-30-2013, 10:03 PM
Start a new work

07-31-2013, 03:47 AM
are you telling me it's sh**? cheers!

07-31-2013, 07:16 AM
Silly- :lol: he's saying it's done- quit goofing with it :lol:

Looks good, I'm glad you worked it until it pleased you.

07-31-2013, 07:21 AM
oh, ok :p

07-31-2013, 01:08 PM
Very arresting piece. She looks really angry and defiant. Great job.

07-31-2013, 02:16 PM
thank you!

08-07-2013, 11:45 AM
I think you have made a good attempt.

IMHO, your shadows are the main problem. It is not clear from which direction the light is coming. In some cases, your shadows suggest from the left and elsewhere from the right. Judging by the hard shadow on her neck (her right) the light is coming from her left but elsewhere there is conflicting evidence. The outside of both upper arms is in deep shadow.

Suggest you need to think carefully how light would fall on a subject and from what direction and then paint shadow accordingly.

Keep at it! Looking forward to more posts.

Mike. :wave: :thumbsup: