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01-07-2007, 10:03 PM
Made a start on this challenge over on P.B. (first bit of painting I've done this year)
01-08-2007, 06:35 AM
Great start, Ed! :clap: :thumbsup: What's keeping you too busy to paint?
01-08-2007, 06:55 AM
01-08-2007, 12:12 PM
Are the colors accurate from your photo? If so, the skin tones are far too sallow, which is compounded by your use of purples against yellows. You have the background as a cool to warm gradient, which is just making your work harder for you. Pick a temperature for this piece, warm or cool (being half Russian, I'd suggest slightly warm, but NOT yellow/orange predominant, as you currently have it), and stick with it consistently throughout the work.
01-08-2007, 12:56 PM
This is sure to be another great painting Ed! Will be watching your progress.
01-08-2007, 01:57 PM
A good beginning, madster has some good pointers here! Great face! Looking forward to your adding to this wip! :)
01-08-2007, 11:12 PM
Original artwork this is based on:
Ivan Kramskoy - Russian Girl in a Blue Shawl
I absolutely adore this artist.. his work is so deeply felt.
Nice start! :D
01-09-2007, 01:08 AM
Hi Ed, wow you sure have changed the colours in this one :)
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