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06-01-2007, 12:16 AM
The many talents on this Website is just awesome!!!

As a self-starter, I picked up some art books and decided to give it a try.

Your kind inputs are appreciated.



06-01-2007, 02:01 AM
For a first portrait, this is excellent!
Just soften the shadow between her eye and the nose. I think she needs some volume on the shoulder and back too.

06-01-2007, 05:03 AM
You are off to a great start:thumbsup:

06-01-2007, 05:14 AM
Yes very nice, and I like the pose. As Janet says, the shoulder looks flat. Perhaps a few thin lines in the hair to make it sharper, and a few higher highlights in it.

06-01-2007, 08:30 AM
I agree with all of the above ... fantastic first! :clap: :wave:

06-01-2007, 02:24 PM
Thanks everyone for your feedback. I will update the portrait soon and re-post.

I have learned so much by looking at each and everyone's beautiful artwork.

Keep up the good work!!


06-01-2007, 03:11 PM
I love portraits! This is no exception, very good. The expression is great and your colors are lovely. Please keep posting! :)

06-02-2007, 04:41 PM
A very nice first effort. You've been given some good suggestions, too. My only suggestion is to remember to paint the eyes, not draw them. You want to avoid using hard, straight lines. Always think three dimensionally. I painted a quick example to show you what I mean.


I used shadows to give the eye the appearance of roundness. The "white" of the eye isn't white. I used varying hues of the skin to make the whites.

Keep up the good work!

06-04-2007, 01:34 PM
Great start Siffer:thumbsup: and I'll be back to see the changes :D