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DonP
02-27-2008, 12:38 AM
C'mon. You don't think I'm posting these just to get free professional advice so I can fix them before I send them off... do you? OK. Guilty. Just this one more and then I'll stop bugging you.

Don

"Sophie" 14x18 Gray LaCarte - Rembrandt and Stabilo pencils - She often has an expression where her mouth is a little askew like this... but maybe it doesn't work?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Feb-2008/99566-Sophie__WC.jpg

mrking
02-27-2008, 01:04 AM
We're onto you. You just come here, post and suck up all the praise. :D

Beautiful hair and complexion.

If you ever have time please post a demo WIP on how you do these so well.

klord
02-27-2008, 01:21 AM
Magnifique! Arresting. She just pulls me right into her soul! Beautifully done!

DAK723
02-27-2008, 07:44 AM
Beautiful.

Don K.

Kathryn Wilson
02-27-2008, 07:50 AM
Better not stop bugging us .... we want to see what you are doing! Her hair is amazing ... and yes, please, do a WIP for us sometime, when you get some free time.

Donna T
02-27-2008, 08:00 AM
Wow, gorgeous portrait of a gorgeous little girl. I think the fact that her smile is a tiny bit unbalanced only gives her more charm. I love how you've done the light on/in her hair.

Donna

Todd Flaming
02-27-2008, 08:14 AM
Absolutely incredible!! Wow eyes and the hair really draw me in. Very beautiful.:thumbsup:
Todd

Paulafv
02-27-2008, 10:50 AM
An ideal portrait of a child. You blend so smoothly and do this so well, I'm impressed. Your subtle colors where the chin and jaw meet are nearly a whisper rather than a line. No wonder you get commissions. You are the best.

Diana_pastels
02-27-2008, 11:58 AM
Wow, made me suck in my breath when I saw it. It is absolutely amazing and arresting. You have done a beautiful job on her hair, skin, eyes, well just everything! I wouldn't change a thing, it is perfect.
Diana

AliciaS
02-27-2008, 12:05 PM
This is perfectly rendered..she is adorable!

pastellar
02-27-2008, 12:24 PM
I was just gob-smacked when I saw this!!! Absolutely beautiful, the backlighting of the hair is superb, I agree, we want a WIP from you!

Deborah Secor
02-27-2008, 12:26 PM
C'mon. You don't think I'm posting these just to get free professional advice so I can fix them before I send them off... do you? OK. Guilty. Just this one more and then I'll stop bugging you.

Don

Don, my friend...don't stop bugging us, okay? Go ahead, provoke us, it's okay. We'll just suffer through and give tons of free advice. Like you need it.

:D
Deborah

Paula Ford
02-27-2008, 12:37 PM
Beautiful.

Don K.

DITTO!!

Doodlebug1967
02-27-2008, 12:37 PM
WOW WOW. Yes. WIP please! Amazing portrait. I can't say anymore than anyone else has. Simply awesome.

Ronda

jkook
02-27-2008, 01:31 PM
Awesome, the back lighting works beautifully , the smile makes the painting if in fact she does this you have caught what makes her different and that's a good thing. :) This would rank up in my top three portraits . You are good.
Jim

annepropst
02-27-2008, 03:52 PM
Everyone has already said it, but it is gorgeous as is the little child.

Colorix
02-27-2008, 06:52 PM
Awwww, so adorable! The mouth more than works, it is making the painting alive and true. Her clothes are also the tiniest bit not perfectly straight, and that is a perfect echo of the mouth. Yes, please, your WIPping a painting up :-) would be great, I would also love to see how you do them!

paulb
02-27-2008, 07:11 PM
at this rate, we're going to be the ones bugging you for professional advice... this is beautiful.

nana b
02-27-2008, 09:18 PM
Don, you have a beautiful touch with portraits! She is radiant, delightful and If you missed anything, then it's probably best, because we couldn't take it!! I know you really love to do these portraits because it shows!

nana

DonP
02-27-2008, 11:39 PM
Yikes! Y'all really know how to motivate a guy. Now, if you could take up a collection and pay my rent, I'd be happy to just post stuff here and bask in the way too generous comments. For a 'semi-pro' like me, recognition from talented real pros is better than $. Thank you all. I am going to a watercolor class now, but as soon as I get going on another pastel I'll try to do a WIP. I have learned so much from others here.

Don

Netty
02-28-2008, 03:34 AM
Yes Please say I who have been away from WC for a few months.... what a wonderfulm treat for you to do a WIP.....
hint hint!!!!!

The light affects you have is stunning... very beautiful and so smooth!!!
her skin is lovely...

Annie..:)

Viuhti
02-28-2008, 08:25 AM
Simply adorable. The light in her hair, perfect. You defy Sargent with that mouth.

K Taylor-Green
02-28-2008, 12:11 PM
I can't wait to see how you work! This is stunning!

WC Lee
02-29-2008, 07:09 PM
very nicely done :) really like how you did the hair.

maw-t
02-29-2008, 08:54 PM
Gorgious!!!!!!!!

Holley
03-01-2008, 05:45 AM
She's adorable. I agree that her eyes are very capturing!

*Violet*
03-01-2008, 03:15 PM
awesome rendition! ... adorable child! ... kudos to ya !! ... :thumbsup:

Tracer
03-01-2008, 07:45 PM
Oh..just lovely...I love the HAIR!!!! Great portrait!

MBY
03-02-2008, 02:31 PM
Love the back lighting. Beautifully painted!

Adriana Meiss
03-02-2008, 04:18 PM
Don,
This is the most amazing portrait I've ever seen!
Her eyes and hair!

Please share with us how you did her hair (pastels you used etc.)
Adriana

Seveer
03-02-2008, 04:29 PM
Wow can't stop looking at it...Beautiful!!!