View Full Version : Join us for painting/drawing from the same reference

01-02-2005, 07:07 PM
Please join us in the portraiture forum to draw/paint from the same reference. This will be a great thread if you are just beginning in portraiture, or if you want to improve your skills, or just have fun! It will be very interesting to see how different artists interpret the same reference.

Hope to see you there! :wave:


01-04-2005, 02:21 PM
Hello EIleen, I am a Newbie and would like to participate in the painting and drawing from the same reference in the portrait forum. Is it permissable to download the portrait of the child shown, or do I apply for a copy? Please advise. Thank you. Pam.

01-04-2005, 02:58 PM
Hello, and welcome, Pam! Yes, you may print out the photo. We will look forward to seeing you post your work. You may post your work in progress or the finished piece in the thread. Thanks for joining in! :)

01-06-2005, 11:07 AM
How fun! I haven't done many portraits, so this will be great for "brushing" up...and I can't wait to see all the other interpretations!

01-06-2005, 01:27 PM
It'll be great to have you join us, Chrys! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

01-06-2005, 03:41 PM
I have just finished drawing the reference picture onto canvas and would like to post it to this forum.Can you tell me how to make sure it goes to the right place as the last one didn't. I am fairly new to the computer. Thanks Pam.

01-06-2005, 06:01 PM
Pam, post it in this thread:


If you need information about how to post an image, check out this thread:


Let me know if you have any questions. :)

01-06-2005, 10:04 PM
With much trepidation I'm going to jump in here with my attempt (if I can figure out this uploading business). This is done with charcoal on grey cansom MiTiente and is definitely a WIP at the moment. Size is 8 1/2 x 11, give or take a little. The likeness will come and go for a while until I finish getting all the shapes right. I'll be interested in comments - it takes a bit of courage to jump out in front of all the talented folks. I've been lurking for a while and find this whole idea very challenging and can't wait to see all the other works.
Mary Johnson

01-07-2005, 06:33 AM
Mary, this is wonderful! I see that you have already posted it to the project thread. It's great to have you participating!