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gmc
03-09-2001, 02:33 PM
I think, I THINK I followed all the suggestions. But, I am going to stop this one as all the pastel is flaking off as I try to layer more on. I don't want to end up with a pitted face. I hope I made all the corrections. I think the nose needs better rendering. What do you think?
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LDianeJohnson
03-09-2001, 04:41 PM
Gloria,

You really have worked on this piece. Yes, you could work a bit more on the nose, but to a few noses off to the side, then come back and just make a few finishing strokes. Once that tooth gets loaded it is difficult to get it back (you could take a kneaded eraser in the areas you wish to adjust; press, then lift--not rub--the area a few times.)

The gentle colors and delicate way you rendered the features capture the subject. It has a very ethereal quality about it.

Just one thought...the fabric is somewhat rippled. Some f these would not naturally occur in the fabric. And normally, the light would most intense on the face not on the background. But considering the subject, it works. It may also just be the way you shot the painting with your work light on it.

Good job! It can be real challenge to paint something from your mind's eye, let alone from real life. It's also difficult to make adjustments from what others have written. It's times like these it would nice to be there live.

What is the final size of your painting?

Thank you for posting this one for us.

Diane

gmc
03-09-2001, 05:56 PM
Diane, You are a gem!!! What a nice word "etheral."
I do believe that the background, although it is not quite that bright in real life, can use adjusting and will be easy enough to change. I do have to say the digital does pick up things that can not be seen with the live eye. Also, the ripples in the veil will be easy enough to change. (I am hoping)

The big challange would be to fix the nose. I will dab with a kneaded eraser. Not rub, but dab. I am afraid that I don't understand "but to a few noses off to the side, then come back....."

Hey, if I am not successful, I can always do another. Right? Thank you so much for your experience, Diane, I can't find the words to express how wonderful this has been.

I don't have a finished size yet as I will work with it again. Stubborn aren't I!!!!
gloria

Roan
03-09-2001, 07:55 PM
Originally posted by gloria777a:
understand "but to a few noses off to the side, then come back....."

Diane means to do some practice noses that are the same on another sheet of paper so you don't muck this one up :P

I got quite the mental visual from Diane's wording and I'm afraid my husband thinks I've lost it now http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Bah, I live for visuals like that. Love it!

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Ohju
03-09-2001, 11:06 PM
I understood what Diane was saying. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif This looks better! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gifWhat a nice piece! Almost time for the timesaking frame. I have 3 pieces that need to be framed..ugh! ~Ju

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Gerak
03-10-2001, 03:42 AM
Gloria - beautiful changes.I like the highlights on the face and the flowing lines of her hair.Well done! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

LDianeJohnson
03-10-2001, 10:28 AM
Gloria,


I do have to say the digital does pick up things that can not be seen with the live eye.
No doubt about it. At 72 pixels per inch, displayed on many differing monitors, Web pictures just won't look the same.

The big challange would be to fix the nose. I will dab with a kneaded eraser. Not rub, but dab.
And pull the eraser like taffy to always using a fresh, clean, spot to get the best lift of pastel

Hey, if I am not successful, I can always do another. Right?
Absolutely! But you can call this one a success...and the next one will be even more so because of what you have learned.

Diane