View Full Version : lady with a straw hat

09-25-2006, 04:56 PM
Ref photo is in the "people" section of image library. Thank You.

This is my first serious attempt at humans! Please give me all your C&C's. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Sep-2006/75202-lady_with_a_straw_hat_2006_009.jpg From the water to the fact that I think her hand looks way too young for the rest of her!!:rolleyes:
Took me about 5 hours to do. It is on a 11X14 canvas

Thanks for looking.....Audrey

09-25-2006, 05:27 PM
From here you've done a great job on skin tones and showing age, perhaps a few more darks in the hat to show its strawishness. My first thought was the forearm was a little short for its positioning and perhaps a bit thick but not enough to distract from the overall

09-25-2006, 06:45 PM
I really like your painting. I think the sagging cheeks really help to make this person old looking. Really reminds me of my grandma. Well done. :clap: I'm just a beginner so don't have too much advice. Perhaps you could introduce more values into the water.


09-25-2006, 06:52 PM
I think it's good. The had bothers me a little, maybe it's my monitor. A little shadowing to show the fingers are bending, they look like short fingers standing straight up now and the little finger seems awkward. Maybe some veins in the hand or color differences in the hand to show age would help (not age spots but some variation in color, my hands have color variations and have knuckle wrinkles etc).
It's up to you. I like it the way it is too.

09-25-2006, 07:26 PM

This is the ref photo. Thank you to Stephie 20
There is a shadow on her arm that I omited because I could not justify it being there. Maybe thats why it looks odd Dreamz.
And see now that I need to put the knuckles in.
Thanks for your input guys

09-27-2006, 09:17 AM
Made the recommended C/C's to this one. Hope she looks improved...I think she does. Adding more variations to the water did help the depth. Worked on the hand and the hat....are they better?
Thank you for the usual great advice.