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nancyl746
01-20-2005, 09:24 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/01-20-2005/54789_DSC_5055.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Bestus buddie
Year Created: 2005
Medium: Pastel
Surface: Paper
Dimension: 16X20
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
I think this is finished

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
any suggestions or help would be greatly appriciated
Thanks
Nanc

jerryW
01-21-2005, 02:39 AM
normally I want everything to go to the edge
the intereaction with edge makes it strong.

this turns the figure into a teddy bear, but that can be the goal

the color work on hat face and shirt is excellent

Tamana
01-21-2005, 10:56 AM
Excellent revisions; you nailed it. Love the expression.

ponting
01-21-2005, 11:31 AM
Hello Nancy

It is nice to meet up with an artist that is not afraid of going too dark. So many of use seem to feel that pastel has to be pastel.

I find Nancy, that one side of his glasses is not quite the right size. You will have to decide which. Either the right side is too large or the left too small. The glasses themselves are crooked but perhaps that is an endearing quirk pertinent to your Bestus Buddies’ nature that you purposely sought to include. :)

In any event this is very nice piece...thanks for sharing it with us.

Cheers, Dianna :wave:

brushstroked
01-21-2005, 10:47 PM
Beautifully done, Nancy. I like the softness of detail here. I'm envious of anyone who can master pastels.

My one suggestion would be this: his glasses seem to have no glass. Perhaps a hint of highlight on the left lens, echoing the highlight on the nose? I know the light has to be hitting those glasses somewhere. ;)

Excellent piece!

:wave:

nancyl746
01-22-2005, 09:35 PM
Thank you all for the nice comments, I had lots of fun doing this as pastel is a new medium for me. Next I am going to do this same picture in oils, think I can do it ?

Gilberte
01-23-2005, 02:42 PM
Thank you all for the nice comments, I had lots of fun doing this as pastel is a new medium for me. Next I am going to do this same picture in oils, think I can do it ?

Of course you can ......... the other way round would be a problem for me ...