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cotopaxi_annie
07-06-2004, 07:33 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/07-06-2004/43938_img028.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/07-06-2004/43938_justin_s_painting_005.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Justin"s Portrait
Year Created: 2004
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 11
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
My youngest son, Justin, requested that I paint his portrait and I am attempting to do so. He is a large kid (6'4" 200lbs) but he still has sort of an impish quality about him that I am trying to capture. I am using a photograph that I like but it has some difficult things to paint in it (hands, ears, facial hair & etc.) I really need suggestions to make this come out better.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
HELP!

1) mustache-looks to full but I don't know what to do with it.

2) beard- how do I add his beard without making it look to full too?

3) Hands?

4) Ears?

5) General comments that will help me to make this portrait look more like Justin.

Thanks!!!

Annie

Michael-Ann
07-06-2004, 08:04 PM
Annie I think this looks great! The only thing that comes to mind is perhaps doing something like maybe more blending between the edge of the mustache and his skin???? I definitely think you captured his "impish" quality or almost a mischeviousness.

SilverLady
07-06-2004, 10:31 PM
This is wonderful. I love what you have done. To paint a son. He is so nice looking.
What a loving task.

The eyebrows should be thicker. His right, our left, brow is too far toward the nose. Make shorter. Both brows are too thin. On most men the brows are thicker.
His hair line needs to come down a little and the highlight needs to come down. It make his brow too round.
Other than that this is sooooo...... good. You have captured it all.
These are the changes I made.

Silverlady

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jul-2004/18220-43938_img028...jpg

Dana Design
07-06-2004, 11:34 PM
One quick suggestion for the mustache...bristle some flesh color down into the mustache...make it more jaggedy and include some flesh color and varying hair color in the actual mustache.

Good impishness!

cotopaxi_annie
07-07-2004, 12:38 AM
Thank You for the many suggestions and instructions. I have tried several of your ideas and feel that things are shaping up much better. The ideas about the facial hair and such were especially helpful. I am going to try to attach a progress photo. Let me know what you think now. (Hopefully it will attach).

I would also love to have some suggestions about background ideas. My last ones looked like photo studio back drops so I would like to improve on that. Any ideas?

Annie