View Full Version : Rosie - another cutie

09-09-2006, 08:46 PM
This little darling lives nextdoor - her smile lights up the room - managed to distract her and catch it. This is again a learning process, so anything you see which needs improving, I'd be delighted to hear from you.:wave:

09-09-2006, 08:54 PM
sorry pic a bit dark - here's another:)

09-09-2006, 09:04 PM
Ruth, just in awe of your talent again with faces, especially the eyes. You make them really come alive:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :clap: :clap:

09-09-2006, 10:25 PM
another great rendering:thumbsup: ppl will pay REAL money for portraits of this quality

Lady Carol
09-09-2006, 10:26 PM
She is soooooooooo-ooooooooooooo cute. You did a great job on capturing her image.

I think portraits are your thing.

09-09-2006, 11:39 PM
This is so good, the eyes are so alive, and the total animation in the face is excellent, as is the composition.

09-10-2006, 02:25 AM
Thanks guys, this was a bit more challenging to paint as she really had no reference lines apart from eyelashes and inner mouth - so had to sketch shadows and keep all lines soft aviding any hard edges - it all got very wet at one stage:lol:
Thanks Doc - woa - a bit to go to get the total likeness but at least am getting anatomicall correct:)
Thanks Jane, Dashlis and Carol, the eyes are my favorite part and I think I am getting to grips with the mouth - rendering it in 3d takes a bit more seeing then I had realised. And yep Carol, I am hooked - looking for victims to practice on now:D

09-10-2006, 02:49 AM
You did an excellent job on this, with her eyes, mouth but also the sheen on her hair!:thumbsup: :cool: Just lovely!:clap:

09-10-2006, 04:04 AM
Absolutely delightful Ruth. I bet her Mum thinks so too. Her eyes are excellent. If you can get them right just about everything else goes right.
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09-10-2006, 07:39 AM
Hi Dorothy and Ginger - nice to see you, thanks for the clappies - I actually have given it to her little brother as sadly she lives with her mum and only visits on the weekends -- and her little brother adores her and misses her so much.

09-10-2006, 08:01 AM
How sad for both the children. It can be tough for everyone. You've certainly made a special keepsake for that young boy. :heart: :heart:

09-10-2006, 11:03 AM
Oh Ruth, this is absolutely stunning -- she jumps right out of the monitor and in to my arms -- it's the eyes that do that to me. Wonderful, wonderful rendering. The entire Portrait has me in awe. :clap: :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

Charlie's Mum
09-10-2006, 06:31 PM
You really have captured her expression beautifully Ruth - children are sooooo difficult to draw and paint - precisely because they are so smooth .... (that's my excuse for getting 'em wrong, anyway!!!!! ;))

The only nit-pick - and I'd not worry about it - is that her right cheek (viewers' left) seems a touch wide?

09-10-2006, 08:03 PM
Thanks Maureen, I've checked my photos and you are right - the cheek is a smidgeon wide. I hadn't noticed before.
Thanks Dorothy for you kind thoughts
Thanks Val, this darling is totally hugable

Margaret 59
09-11-2006, 12:06 AM
Ruth, she is gorgeous! I don't know how you manage to get those eyes so realistic, even the colour of them too, but you have.

09-11-2006, 12:20 AM
she is precious. she is so sweet looking. you did a marvelous job.

09-11-2006, 05:46 AM
Well done....kids are not easy to paint....i have found...:thumbsup: :clap:

09-11-2006, 06:05 AM
Ruth you did such a lovely work. So sorry that the little cutie and her brother are not growing up together. Tragic:crying:

09-11-2006, 06:09 AM
beautifully painted Ruth. Is it on w/c paper and what size please?

09-11-2006, 06:44 AM
Hi Margaret, Dianne, Carie, Dahsli and Lulu - thanks for popping in.:wave: I am glad you like this little poppets painting.
Lulu, this is on watercolour paper - 300gsm, A4 size 21x 29 cms.
I did a raw umber underpainting as in the first portrait and then coloured from there. Used lots of water painting wet in wet and then heaps of patience to let each wet layer dry as I discovered:lol:

09-11-2006, 07:18 AM
I do envy your talent Ruth. She is so beautifully portrayed.

09-11-2006, 11:32 AM
Ruth, you may not realize it but, you have a special talent when it comes to portraits. I hope you continue with it as I would like to see lots more from you.


09-11-2006, 12:48 PM
Very Cute!!! All of them on your signature line are so adorable.

09-11-2006, 02:48 PM
Very sweet. It really feels alive! It almost looks like water color the way you have applied the paint!

09-11-2006, 04:42 PM
Hi Ann , that is very kind of you - I am really enjoying finding the person in the painting - it's like a little miracle!!!
thanks Debs - it helps to have cute little people to paint!
Hi David, I probably did use acrylics as watercolour - it's all new to me and haven't looked into how watercolourists paint - just did what I had to to keep the edges 'soft'= soggy paper!!

09-12-2006, 07:09 AM
Beautiful work, is this on watercolour paper?

09-12-2006, 05:05 PM
Sorry Anita,- did I forget to say this is on watercolour paper 300gsm 21 x 29 cm. Bought some to start learning portraits so I can do your new challenge! (I've nearly finished it ;) - all the things one does to avoid thinking about work too much)
A huge thankyou Anita for the clasroom last year - I used it extensively to work out how to tackle portraits - you are a star for all the invaluable information there and all the feedback you gave to everyone

09-12-2006, 05:56 PM
Absolutely brilliant!!!!:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Lady Carol
09-12-2006, 06:41 PM
TAnd yep Carol, I am hooked - looking for victims to practice on now:D
The reference library has some interesting characters. You should check them out.

09-12-2006, 10:59 PM
Thanks Stephan, you are a darling on those clappies -
Thanks Carol, as you can see have gone looking in the ref library!!!

jeff m
09-13-2006, 03:21 AM
Excellent,:clap: :clap: very effective. You certainly learnt when to stop.
I bet this took you so little time, you would be embaressed to say:D

09-13-2006, 03:40 PM
Beautiful Ruth. Her eyes have so much life behind them, she looks like she will run off at any second. You really dp have a knack for this.

09-14-2006, 06:07 AM
HI Ruth...Rosie..is just adorable..Love your portraits :)

09-14-2006, 09:42 AM
What a beautiful painting Ruth. She looks not a tad unlike my little'un did at that age.


09-14-2006, 12:23 PM
I looked at this before but my computer decided to take a rest before I could post anything. Her eyes are perfect and I really think this understated palette suits you. Great!

09-14-2006, 01:54 PM
Thanks Lisa, Elaine, Jeff, David, and Maggie - glad you like, thanks for popping by, Ruth