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ShellyF
05-02-2004, 07:38 PM
Here is another portrait I did this past week. I am having so much fun, not sure if I will be able to go back to my coloured pencils again! This one was a little more difficult than my first one because my hubby ( the subject) was "critiquing" it as I went along :rolleyes: Drove me crazy, to the point where I may have overworked it. I need to step back from it for a few days and look at it with fresh eyes.

Comments and critiques welcome. Thanks for looking. :)

ExpressiveAngie
05-02-2004, 07:42 PM
Shelly - I definitely do not think its overworked. I think it is a lovely portrait but I do understand what you are saying bout *fresh eyes* later.

My hubby is my worst critic but my biggest fan.
If hubby approves - it must be good! ;) :clap:

kdkbrown
05-03-2004, 10:45 AM
ShellyF,

Just saw the portrait of your hubby! Wow! You have done a wonderful job! I love your work in colored pencils too. Have you try Acrylic and colored pencils together yet?

Donna

ShellyF
05-03-2004, 01:11 PM
Thanks Angie and Donna.

Donna, no I haven't tried the c/p's and acrylic yet, but I was thinking of it while I was doing my daughter's portrait. Have you tried it? Do they work well together?

surreal
05-03-2004, 02:35 PM
Here is another portrait I did this past week. I am having so much fun, not sure if I will be able to go back to my coloured pencils again! This one was a little more difficult than my first one because my hubby ( the subject) was "critiquing" it as I went along :rolleyes: Drove me crazy, to the point where I may have overworked it. I need to step back from it for a few days and look at it with fresh eyes.

Comments and critiques welcome. Thanks for looking. :)

It's a very fine portrait.
It looks very life-like!
:)

odge
05-03-2004, 07:02 PM
It looks to me you have captured hubbie's personality and also your feelings of irritation. Hehehe. For me, there has been a tremendous amount of work go into the face, but the same attention to detail has been omitted from the clothing.

You have done a great job, with a "difficult" subject. :evil:

Jo

ShellyF
05-03-2004, 07:35 PM
Thanks Jo and Nina

Jo you are absolutely right about the detail in the shirt. But he was wearing just a plain old grey sweatshirt, so there wasn't a whole lot to work with in the reference. I also have a tendency to underplay the clothing in an attempt to keep the focus on the face (that could of course just be an excuse to not work so hard on the clothesLOL!) He did mention (after the fact) that he wished I had painted a more formal shirt on him, but again I have trouble with things that I don't see right in front of me, in the same lighting conditions, same position.... Can't make things up on my own yet.

kdkbrown
05-04-2004, 12:29 AM
ShellyF,

Donna, no I haven't tried the c/p's and acrylic yet, but I was thinking of it while I was doing my daughter's portrait. Have you tried it? Do they work well together?

I have not tried it yet, but I have the book " Colored Pencil Explorations" by Janie Gildow. She has some wonderful demonstrations using acrylics and colored pencils. Check out her website at http://www.janiegildow.com/ You might also know of some WC artists in Colored pencil forum using both mediums.

Donna

artistodon
05-04-2004, 02:04 AM
I find portraits in acyrlic really difficult and you have done a wonderful job. Very realistic.
Don :)