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05-12-2006, 01:31 PM
Practicing portraits trying for a lot looser style still have a ways to go on this. I did a rough sketch and am using the picture for a ref. Thanks for the link Joel lots of good studies there! :wave:


05-12-2006, 04:41 PM
You are off to a wonderful start. :)

05-12-2006, 05:44 PM
Thank you Annie! ;o)

05-13-2006, 10:16 AM
Update 2


05-13-2006, 10:38 AM
Looking good Marge, love that colour hair :thumbsup:

05-13-2006, 12:05 PM
:clap: I looked at the first pic you posted and thought, that does not look like her work LOL...........then I saw the second and wow, big difference. This is beautiful..............:D

05-13-2006, 02:54 PM
Hmmm, I know I already responded to this thread a while ago but I guess the goblins ate it.

This is looking good Marge. Sometimes I hesitate to comment on a wip because I don't know what is already planned for the rest of the painting. Are you going to add some complimentary colors to the shadows and background?

05-14-2006, 10:03 AM
Thanks Jean, Aggie and Sherry :wave:

Well here is update #3 I am having fits with this one have already erased the bottom half and started redoing added more colors in the overall and shadows. I'm taking it very light a little at a time.

05-14-2006, 05:43 PM
Update # 4 had to erase half of her nose and redo it...played around with her mouth some more added the hair in front..and nit picked untill I thought I would stop for a while. LOL :lol:


05-14-2006, 11:18 PM
Marge, this is unfolding very well. Her right cheek seems fuller than her left. I'll be back.:)

05-14-2006, 11:53 PM
this is going nicely. I like the unsaturated colors and those upturned eyes.

05-15-2006, 09:33 AM
Marge, the hand is cropped in at a precarious spot. It also looks like it's coming from out of the frame. You might consider adding to the image on her right side. Or, you could omit the hand. Just a thought.:)

05-15-2006, 09:51 AM
I think it's coming along nicely, and I don't have a problem with the hand. her left nostril seems a tad higher than the right.

05-15-2006, 12:17 PM
Thanks for the nice comments and suggestions...Joel, TWT and Barry :wave:
I did away with the hand ( I didn't care for it either ) worked on the nose and some highlights around the eyes and tried to get the iris's in both eyes the same size...she looked like she was zoned out in one eye LOL I may have created a problem on the other nostril now but I am taking a break for a day on this one unless it drives me crazy! :lol:

05-15-2006, 02:17 PM
I love watching this unfold marge! mY grin just gets bigger and bigger as i scoll down.

05-16-2006, 12:01 PM
Thank you so much Frank your comment is a very nice compliment made me feel very good about my painting. :wave:

Update 6

05-17-2006, 11:03 PM
Here is the finished one got tired of working on her LOL