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05-05-2001, 11:24 PM
I posted in the critiques too, but I just loved this face.
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Sort of nice just done in nupastel on canson, my favorite color...twilight I think.
She had such pale delicate skin and classical eyes.
Funny, how beauty is. She has no chin and not the most elegant teeth, but when I draw people, there is something I see in all of them that transcends..
I don't seem to have a knack for the really beautiful folks, they come out looking so generic, but the interesting ones just seem like where I shine.
Oh, well, thanks for listening.
I once was is an art class where the instructor made us draw and paint the most hideous things. At first I thought he was pushing our buttons. So one day I asked him. Why do you always have us paint the most odd ball things you can lay your hands on? His responce was, "Anyone can paint something beautiful and make it look beautiful. Ahh, but if you can paint something ugly and make it look beautiful, then and only then can you call yourself an artist." DJ, it's the artist that finds the beauty and paints it as beautiful. You are an artist. regards gloria
05-06-2001, 07:25 AM
dj* your pictures just keep getting better and better! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
I love the lighting in this picture - it has a sort of cool, twilight feel. And the model has an extraordinary, interesting face. I think part of what makes her look beautiful in this picture is the beauty of the way you have painted her. You have really captured a very serene look and I think the cropping here helps because it focuses attention on the delicate way you have painted her features. Is the painting really cropped like this - or is this a detail of a larger picture?
Very well done!
05-06-2001, 01:11 PM
she is over here.. critique posting (http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/Forum21/HTML/004012.html)
As usual we ran out of time and I am not thrilled with the back arm.
I like your suggestion of throwing out the rest of the picture....
May consider that. I have enough frames hanging around, I have been putting them over the finished stuff and experimenting.
Today I am on a run to the supply house for glass and maybe mats. A friend is talking about giving me a personal grant. I must either look really needy or really worthy!
05-07-2001, 10:08 AM
hey DJ http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
this is the best i've seen from you so far..you are right on about the classical (greek) features..very nicely done
05-18-2001, 01:52 PM
nice stuff. i really enjoy looking at your work.
hope to see more soon!
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