View Full Version : Our Own Maria...

04-13-2006, 10:36 AM
I wanted to share this painting I did of Maria as a little girl in Skinny's Digital Buddies thread...

The ref was so cute!... my only goal was to try and maintain that.



Painter 9, Acrylics

04-13-2006, 12:06 PM
ohhh this turned out beautiful......Great work!!!

woohooo Maria, you are beautiful

04-13-2006, 01:20 PM
Great job as always Joel. Just one thing that seems off to me is the viewers/left eye. The inner corner seems too wide and slightly higher set than it should be. The iris seems a bit too far towards the inner corner also.

04-13-2006, 02:20 PM
Thankya Darlin.:) Sherry, when you're right, you're right. Isn't it strange how these things seem glaring once someone mentions them? Thanks for your keen eye... I will fix.:)

04-13-2006, 02:45 PM
LOL, yup! Almost everything I post takes on a totally different appearance.

04-13-2006, 03:28 PM
Sherry, I just uploaded the fix over the old file... let me know what you think. Thanks.:)

04-13-2006, 04:58 PM
Love it and wasn't she a gorgeous little girl! :thumbsup:

04-13-2006, 05:06 PM
I think this is better, but still think the iris should be a little more to the left in the eye and maybe a little more curvature on the lower lid? I can't quite put my finger on it but the alignment of the eyes dosen't seem right. Ummm, I know these are really picky picky nit piks! But it's almost as if the eyes are looking in two different directions.

To tell the truth, I doubt most would even notice.

04-13-2006, 06:15 PM
Okay, it was bugging me so I went to d/l Marias picture. I think that what is bothering me now is the right eye. The lower lid curve of the eye from the corner outward dips too far down I think. Just the tiniest little difference, but I think would make a big difference in overall appearance. In her picture that part of her eye is very hard to see.

Ummm, feel free to tell me shut up now.....well, I will anyway.:D

04-13-2006, 10:12 PM
Are you sure that only the ref image was cute?:lol: J/K.

Thats so sweet. I love the hair...and the eyes. :heart: You have painted it better than the ref. Yup. BTW, I am not sure about my age in this pic as I never bother to remember..lol.:lol: But I remember one thing, I was in grade 4...mmm, let me guess. May be 7 or 8.:eek:

Thank you so much to paint my portrait. I adore it.:heart:

04-14-2006, 01:23 PM
I love your colours Joel, it has given Maria a lovely warmth and innocence

04-14-2006, 01:59 PM
Joel, again wonderful work! Simply lovely!! :clap: :)

04-16-2006, 03:00 AM
LOL Joel....love your siggie....:lol:.

04-16-2006, 04:00 AM
Looks mighty fine to me, like your texture and painterly job.

04-16-2006, 07:55 AM
Thanks guys! I hope you all realize how important your comments are to my painting process... I find myself making many adjustments based on the feedback I get from my WC! friends.

Sherry, I appreciate you very much... keep your comments coming.:)

Maria, glad you like the sig.;)... and thanks for your positive energy.:thumbsup:

Happy Easter!:wave:

04-16-2006, 01:34 PM
Perfection as always Joel :thumbsup:

04-16-2006, 07:59 PM
The purple sets the skintones off perfectly. Nice work!

Shan Khurram
04-17-2006, 08:05 AM
Joel, this is outstanding. BTW, I would like to tell you that her hair have more curls. Yes, her beautiful curly hair.:)

PS: Nice siggie...:lol: You and Maria think in a same way...:lol: