View Full Version : Oops, should have been more restrained

05-27-2006, 02:56 PM
I'd bought Andrew Loomis's The Head (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/bookSearch/isbnInquiry.asp?r=1&isbn=1560100109) and really enjoyed his 1950's style of drawing children. And I thought, "Well, that looks easy enough." So I started drawing and instead got a girl that played in her mom's makeup drawer.

Just went way too wild. It would have worked for a 20-something woman (in 1950) but I'll have to restrain myself and try again. Lots of good technique practice, but just went overboard.

For your smiles. If you like portraiture of men, women, and children in an older "American magazine" style, check out this book.

05-27-2006, 04:32 PM
Thanks for the tip. I like this portrait, she has a fresh faced prettiness.

05-27-2006, 05:44 PM
LOL - that was a good way if "saving" the picture and the intention. Love it :)
I think I have the book digital somewher, and if this is the result after reading it, Im gonna find i straight away :)

05-27-2006, 07:15 PM
LOL - that was a good way if "saving" the picture and the intention. Love it :) You know, I didn't think of it that way, but now I really like the idea.

"Okay, yeah, uh... actually I meant to draw a 1950's kid playing around in her mom's makeup drawer."

But seriously, I love these colors though. I saw them described somewhere as the "classic" Conte' crayon colors and paper color for portraits. I just imitated the colors as well as possible with Painter, and started drawing.

05-28-2006, 04:55 AM
I just love Andrew Loomis. You take me back to my youth with this painting, great.

05-28-2006, 08:19 AM
I think she looks great:thumbsup: and all of Loomis's books are wonderful :)

05-28-2006, 06:31 PM
I like these books, and used to buy them in the sixties. Now some are full d/l with all the pages, not many as they want to sell some too, just use the key words, drawing, nude, hands, etc.

05-29-2006, 10:08 PM
The portrait look really great.

05-30-2006, 12:19 AM
Oh, she is so sweet and so much alive.
Very pretty girl in the pretty painting.

05-30-2006, 11:57 AM
Tom, very cool retro style. The touches of hightlight really bring this portrait alive. Great job on the features and the facial modeling.:)

05-30-2006, 03:19 PM
This reminds me of one of my all time fav artists, Norman Rockwell. Nice job Tom.

05-31-2006, 05:07 AM
A beautiful portrait of a beautiful girl.

05-31-2006, 07:22 AM
Well done!

06-01-2006, 09:47 AM
I like this and I like it just as is...It does remind me of Norman Rockwell......:)
Keep it up!!

06-02-2006, 09:52 AM
Wonderful work love the features! ;o)