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SaraD
05-03-2006, 05:55 AM
Long time no seen :) Havenīt had the time to paint at all lately, but started out this one a couple of days ago. Sneeking some time to paint whenever I can :) :wave: :wave:

kptad2
05-03-2006, 09:22 AM
looks like this is off to a good start!!

i especially love your signiture!! makes me smile..:D
kim:wave:

TWTom
05-03-2006, 09:30 AM
Nice. This will be fun to watch progress. What is your approach or technique with the skin? What brushes are you using?

LadyAlba
05-03-2006, 02:44 PM
Looking good waiting for the completion. ;o)

justjean
05-03-2006, 04:38 PM
Looks like you have great beginnings here Sara:thumbsup: , where do you get your references from ?

Annie*M
05-03-2006, 08:35 PM
Very impressive start:thumbsup:

SaraD
05-04-2006, 07:34 AM
Thanks all for the kind words!

TWTom, I use some customized brushes in Painter from Oils category. I also have a colorscheme for skin that I often use and with colors picked by myself over a period of figurepainting. I use a basecolor, with highlights and shadows in the same color with different hues, and add greens, pinks, yellows and purple etc to get away from a monochromatic colorscheme.

justjean, thereīs a great photographer that shares his modelstudies on the net here, http://characterdesigns.com. A lot of great figurestudies and poses!

And hereīs some small progress

justjean
05-04-2006, 09:21 AM
thanxs for the link Sara :) your progress is looking great :clap:

SaraD
05-05-2006, 08:52 AM
Finally finished hand/foot, and can move on to face and bg :)

digistyle
05-06-2006, 01:42 PM
I just dropped in to comment on how nice your progress was going and then for a bonus I find that you've shared a great link! Double the pleasure!!! Really great foreshortening on the foot, btw!

fugitive
05-06-2006, 11:02 PM
Nice job, like the black lady on the site, she's stunning.

SaraD
08-30-2006, 05:50 AM
Hm, I forgot about this one. Thought Iīd finish it:)
Hereīs some progress.

LadyAlba
08-30-2006, 07:15 AM
So glad to see you back to this one...she is turning out Beautifully I love your skin tones and the purples in the towl/blanket compliment her perfectly! :clap:

Skinny
08-30-2006, 08:53 AM
Sara, I adore your figure studies! :clap: How do you blend? It's always so well done. And thanks for sharing that link....:)

SaraD
08-30-2006, 09:45 AM
Thanks for your comments!
Skinny - I blend by using my standard brushes (customized from the oils category) and set resat and opacity to a very low level.

Some more progress. Gonna start the background now, and refine the rest later.

justjean
08-30-2006, 09:50 AM
Sara this is beautiful, your shading is amazing and that sure looks like satin :clap: :thumbsup:

Annie*M
08-30-2006, 09:17 PM
This is fantastic:thumbsup: Your blending is amazing.

Mice
08-31-2006, 04:43 AM
Wow! very beautiful, looks really smooth!

SaraD
08-31-2006, 07:04 AM
Couldnīt decide on a bg, so I took the easy way out:)

justjean
08-31-2006, 08:32 AM
Sara your an inspiration to us all :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

justjean
08-31-2006, 08:32 AM
Oops posted twice but what the heck the painting is worth it :)

Sara your an inspiration to us all :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

LadyAlba
08-31-2006, 09:20 AM
I completely agree with Jean! What a beauty!! :clap: :thumbsup: :clap:

digistyle
09-02-2006, 07:55 PM
OMG! That fabric is just stunning!!

Skinny
09-02-2006, 07:59 PM
SARA, it's terrific!!!