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ArtyHelen
07-18-2001, 07:31 AM
<center>http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jul-2001/jed2.jpg

Close up:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jul-2001/jed2cu.jpg</center>

Just background and hair to do now! :)

Helen

jerryW
07-18-2001, 08:13 AM
this is opening up like a flower.

ArtyHelen
07-18-2001, 08:17 AM
Aw, thank you, Jerry - what a sweet thing to say!
I just hope I don't kill it off before it fully blooms! :D
I feel a bit like I'm groping around in the dark, and I've just been pretty lucky so far!

Helen

Chuck
07-18-2001, 09:00 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by ArtyHelen
<center>Just background and hair to do now!</center>
Maybe the mouth too? Black area needs teeth or something.
Btw, that "close up" is a painting in itself.

ArtyHelen
07-18-2001, 09:04 AM
Thanx Chuck! Maybe a hint of a tongue - he didn't have teeth back then! :D
I think the lips need reddening slightly, too.

Cheers!
Helen

dollardays
07-18-2001, 11:15 AM
It's looking even better as it becomes finished, Helen. Are you having fun, or is it becoming tedious to add layer after layer? On reflection, the two days I spent working on mine were not enjoyable!

And now that I have decided to re-do it, I am sure I will enjoy it even less. Please take a look at it and let me know what you think about the hair color.

URL: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=14651

Thanks :) ,

Nora

ftb
07-18-2001, 07:42 PM
He is coming to life the jacket looks great.. I like this Arty nice work if I may say so.

ArtyHelen
07-19-2001, 10:41 AM
Nora - thank you! I have enjoyed it very much so far, actually! The underpainting came together quickly and smoothly with no problems, and now that it's there, I am feeling less fear of colour than I usually do. I think this is because the values are already there, and I haven't got so much to think about all at once. I have 'a guide'.

ftb - you are very welcome to 'say so'! :D Thank you! :)

Nora - I'm off to have a look at yours now!

Helen

marylin h
07-19-2001, 02:56 PM
I am very impressed watching your continuous work on this piece. You have don't a great job. I am anxious to see the finished piece. Great!!!!