View Full Version : Vinja - WIP

02-24-2008, 05:30 PM
Hi all,:wave:
I am doing a potrait of my neice, Vinja, from one of the monthly classrooms....
I have done the figure but I am not sure how to go about with the background...:confused:

Here it is so far:

And here is the Original:

Any suggestions please.... That bamboo groove in the BG is intimidating me:crying: Maybe a beach????? Not really sure!
Thanks thanks

02-24-2008, 05:31 PM
PS: It's about 8X10

02-24-2008, 06:19 PM
Hi Srishti

I think you've caught her perfectly so far! IMHO I think you need the dark to make Vinja "pop", but I would make it loose and washy so as not to detract from her. See what the experts think, though!


02-24-2008, 07:10 PM
Thanks Pam,
I agree I need darks!!! So Cancel out that Beach idea!!! :D
Yes, loose & washy would be great!!! Thanks again Pam for confirming my thoughts!!!! This gives me some confidence.....:lol:

02-24-2008, 07:23 PM
OMG- this is going to be GLORIOUS....

02-24-2008, 07:41 PM
Thanks Linda!!! Glad you like it! I don't know if I like the eyes....
What do you think I should do with the bg???:confused:

02-25-2008, 04:07 AM
I like the beach idea :) or a park....I think if you try to use the ref. bg it'll get distracting. She is painted beautifully by the way, you have tremendous skill.

02-25-2008, 04:22 AM
Just glorious... will be watching.

02-25-2008, 06:43 AM
I would mask out the figure and paint the reference backgroun wet in wet.


02-25-2008, 07:31 AM
Just have a soft, wet in wet background in greens :) I did a quick image manipulation to show what I mean.


Beautiful work on the little girl!


02-25-2008, 04:37 PM
Thanks so much Ruth.... I will try to achive that!!! :) Will try to finish up today and see what I can come up with!!! ;)

02-26-2008, 01:42 AM
Srishti, this is amazing! You have painted her so beautifully! Waiting to see the finished one with the background.


02-26-2008, 03:12 AM
Thanks Monika,
Am in the process of cleaning the ugly edges up which washes leave :(
Did the background but not very happy with it... Will just have to see how it looks after the cleaning....;)
Did the blurred up BG as Ruth had maniped up earlier....
Oh well... I think I did enough scrubbing for today! Nighty-Night!!!

02-26-2008, 11:14 AM
Wow, this is looking very good so far. What an adorable child, you've captured that innocent happiness of a child that age. Anxious to see more...

02-26-2008, 12:52 PM
Thanks Darla!!! :)

02-26-2008, 09:06 PM
Ok here it is so far....
Not happy at all :(
I got these ugly edges all around her :crying:
And the BG looks UGLY...:rolleyes:
And I think I went crazy with th emasking fluid in the hair....
Suggestions please... Can I do anything to make it better?
Thank you so very mych everyone!!!:o

02-26-2008, 09:54 PM
Ok here is the next installment...
I put some varied color along her body (in the water) so the edges are not that bothersome...
Shall I call it quits????????????:p
Thanks everyone!!!!

02-27-2008, 04:50 PM
Hi Srishti

I don't see any ugly edges or background here, even zoomed right up! I think you can easily rescue the individual hairs where you've gone a bit overboard with the masking, by blending, then light scratching out. You're being too hard on yourself. Lovely painting - I'd be very proud of this.


02-27-2008, 05:47 PM
:) Thanks so much Pam fro the kind words!!! I'll go and try to fix the hair!!! And post it in the gallery today or tomorrow!!! Thanks again :D