View Full Version : The love of my life
02-24-2002, 08:50 PM
I'm new to portraiture and I'm quite afraid of it. I understand that it takes practice....This is my first one, it's of my husband. It wasn't difficult because I know his face so well but even so, it's not 100% him. The smallest variation in placement of a shadow or a feature changes the image dramatically. Very intimidating.
02-24-2002, 09:51 PM
He's a nice looking guy! I think that portraits are always scary because of the detail and accuracy required. The more you do, the better you get. I have done several dozen portraits and I still need practice, but I keep getting better!
03-01-2002, 11:40 AM
Very nice work! :clap:
Sometimes when you know the subject you're trying to portray too well, it gets in the way of what you're seeing (did that make sense?).
If you're working from a photo, try turning it upside down. That way all the familiar features you're used to seeing everyday become simple shapes...much easier to draw or paint!
Keep up the good work! :D
03-15-2002, 10:36 AM
great job, i think it looks a lot like him.........
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