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Studio224
06-16-2001, 04:59 PM
Hi,

this is my son Luis and my first experiment in portrait...

Canson paper, not, about 8.2" x 11.8"

Anne-Claire

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Lulu
06-16-2001, 07:45 PM
Anne-Claire, this is so sweet. I love the colours you have used, the expression, the pose. Inspires me to try again myself with something small.
btw I think you have a very pretty name http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

TMoore
06-16-2001, 08:50 PM
Red headed and fair skinned - isn't it amazing how their eyelashes and eyebrows seem to dissappear. You might need to deepen the pupil some so the eyes have enough substance to give the viewer a natural focal point. My ten year old daughter is working on a red-head portrait and she too has seen how the red-oranges in the hair are often accompanied by purple-biased tones. Not something the mind readily expects but it is there. Love the washes in the background.

Studio224
06-17-2001, 03:29 AM
Originally posted by Lulu:
Anne-Claire, this is so sweet. I love the colours you have used, the expression, the pose. Inspires me to try again myself with something small.
btw I think you have a very pretty name http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Thank you Lulu :-)))

Anne-Claire


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Studio224
06-17-2001, 03:31 AM
Originally posted by TMoore:
Red headed and fair skinned - isn't it amazing how their eyelashes and eyebrows seem to dissappear. You might need to deepen the pupil some so the eyes have enough substance to give the viewer a natural focal point. My ten year old daughter is working on a red-head portrait and she too has seen how the red-oranges in the hair are often accompanied by purple-biased tones. Not something the mind readily expects but it is there. Love the washes in the background.

I was a little scared of working more on the pupils for fear of giving him an "out of the world look" but... I will try very softly..

Anne-Claire


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taghera
06-17-2001, 04:35 PM
Anne-Claire you did really good. :) :)

Studio224
06-18-2001, 05:02 AM
Originally posted by taghera
Anne-Claire you did really good. :) :)

Thanks Hugh... Now the other one wants his portrait too... Oh What did I start here??? :D

Anne-Claire

Rod
06-19-2001, 07:41 AM
You've made a great start into portraits and another requested by your son. I agree with the pupils, if you go carefully you should be ok. Nice washes in the background. Just one point , his rear shoulder thats in shadow, would like to have seen a more gradual change in colour from the yellow to the purple,
Rod.

Studio224
06-19-2001, 08:48 AM
Originally posted by Rod
You've made a great start into portraits and another requested by your son. I agree with the pupils, if you go carefully you should be ok. Nice washes in the background. Just one point , his rear shoulder thats in shadow, would like to have seen a more gradual change in colour from the yellow to the purple,
Rod.

Hmm yes, now I see it, this shoulder is strange, looks like a purple "thing" coming from nowhere. For the next one I'll be more careful. This has escaped me completely! :(

Anne-Claire

TeAnne
06-20-2001, 08:33 AM
He has a far away look in his eyes :) What was he thinking Mum? Good first try, with I could watercolour.

Studio224
06-20-2001, 09:38 AM
Originally posted by TeAnne
He has a far away look in his eyes :) What was he thinking Mum? Good first try, with I could watercolour.

TeAnne, thanks. My son looks like a normal earthling... but he really is a child on the moon... ;) if you know what I mean...

Anne-Claire