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03-04-2004, 12:35 PM
hey guy's..here is my second portrait....of a human i mean...the first belongs to the trashcan...but this one is much better...
it's my oldest son we found in the garden with a dog off a customer...in a corner he was and he looked so proud with this little dog...
03-04-2004, 07:08 PM
It's so cute. I like the softness of this.
03-05-2004, 12:59 AM
It's adorable---great job! I love to paint pictures of kids with animals! Keep up the good work! :clap:
03-05-2004, 11:09 AM
Hallo en goed dag. hehehehhehe
Well, that's what the online translator told me.
This is nice work. The boy does look proud to be holding da puppy. The puppy head ... could it use some shadow on the left and under the nose? Just thinking the head seems slightly flat but maybe it's okay. The light source seems to be spread out and your rendering seems consistent. So don't change it cuz I said that! It looks very good.
03-05-2004, 03:39 PM
and tim..hmm almost..hahaha..
you should write "goedendag"...it means good day...
i translation..."goed"means good "en"..and "dag" means day..
so letterly you say good and day...Goedendag...
so you got "goedenavond" good evening...( avond/ evening)
"goedenmorgen" goodmorning ( morgen/morning and tomorrow )
"goedenmiddag" good afternoon...(middag/afternoon)
so there you go...before you know it you write dutch..hahaha
03-05-2004, 11:06 PM
Hmmmm. So, you always put "and" between words? What's it like in deutchland? Or is that Germany? I am not a language expert!
Well, goedendag and stuff. heheheheh
03-06-2004, 03:41 AM
What's it like in deutchland?
:rolleyes: those are our neighbours....and sins the war we are not very pleased with them...
Holland is that very small country next to germany....
and i know...our launguage is very strange ....
03-06-2004, 12:48 PM
I get confused! heheheh Holland, Switzerland, Germany, Austria....
Anyway, back on topic...... nice portrait! Hope you can post some more stuff soon!
03-06-2004, 05:41 PM
Hey Henk! Sorry so late! I have been so very busy theses day's!
This looks great! I like how soft it is also.
Back in the late 70's and my Dad/family (air force) was stationed at RAF Woodbridge/Bentwaters England. We, my friends and I, would hop on a Townsend/Thorsen ferry, cross the channel and travel all through Europe with bicycles, Uro-rail passes and youth hostels. Holland was one of our favorites! We traveled through many cities in Holland, Hague, Amsterdam, Zwolle, Rotterdam, Arnhem, and many others that I can't remember!
Those were great times! I wish I could go back!!
03-06-2004, 05:52 PM
well sam...whats holding you back then..hahaha..
im born in amsterdam and live i a city called lelystad...thats between amsterdam and zwolle...hahaha..so you know the way...ill open a few cold ones for ya.. :p
well the painting...( to stay on topic)..well im happy with it for so far..but somehow i can't get the expression good enough of my son's face...
but im already glad that he doesn't look like a old guy..like the first painting..hahaha..
03-07-2004, 01:30 AM
Ok henk, you let me know when the weather gets better over there and I'll be on my way! Get the zundapp's ready and we'll go for a long ride! LOL!
I don't know if I could survive another trip to Amsterdam! I don't know if I would want to leave!
I like your sons expression but I understand what you mean when you say you can't get it "good enough"! Did you paint this once before? Did I miss that one? I must be getting old!
03-07-2004, 05:30 AM
no i didn't paint this one before...i tryed onother picture...
here is a pic of the photo...if you take a look you know what i mean...and..well maybe im just trying to hard..
03-07-2004, 11:53 AM
You did a great job but I think what you are seeing is that the mouth in your painting is not quite right. The mouth in the ref is pretty much straight across. Yours is actually curving down at the edges of the lips making it more of a frown instead of a repressed smile. Plus, the ref doesn't have as deep of a line where the cheek creases from smiling. The dip in the middle of the upper lip is more pronounced in your painting than the pic.
But otherwise you did a great job. I don't know if you can change but to me, the mouth is what may be causing it to not look just right.
Just my opinion! goedendag! hehehe
03-19-2004, 09:10 PM
Henk you have captured some wonderful expressions on both your son and the dog.
I also like the softness of this, it adds to the overall feeling of the piece.
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