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La_
07-03-2010, 05:39 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/07-03-2010/84648_baby_d_painting.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/07-03-2010/84648_baby_d_beach_photo.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/07-03-2010/84648_baby_d_sbs.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: baby d
Year Created:
Medium: Oil
Surface: Board
Dimension: 8x10
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
adorable little creature ... ever take a baby camping? they love dirt = )<br><br>something about images being on a computer screen sure makes it easier to spot issues ... chin got too big<br><br>had to post a cleaned up image of her too, such a wise, happy li'l thing.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
do you think the eyes are too small, geeez, i think the eyes are too small ... they are aren't they ... okay we'll go bigger

La_
07-03-2010, 05:41 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jul-2010/84648-baby_d_5mo_photo.jpg

ahughes798
07-03-2010, 06:17 PM
Really gorgeous! What brave souls for taking a baby camping! Great googly-moogly! Just one thing...from the corner of her left(our right)eye to the edge of her face looks a little wide, which might be making her eyes look too small?

'Cuz if'n I measure out her eyes with a pencil, like they done taught me to do in my basic drawing class(LOL!), the eyes measure up.

allanom
07-03-2010, 09:42 PM
Sweet! And yes, baby's eyes ALWAYS too small in final art. When you do little ones, make it a RULE to give them bigger eyes than reference portrays! Lovely!

maryinasia
07-03-2010, 10:22 PM
delightful! I love the tilted horizon line too.

tgsloth
07-04-2010, 09:28 AM
Great work. Fascinating perspective makes the baby look like giant baby. Maybe monster baby on the attack!

La_
07-04-2010, 06:27 PM
Thanks Guys :cat:

she had some issues ... fought with the eyes for a bit ... http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jul-2010/84648-baby_d_eye_fixes.jpg
from what it was .... to, uh, crazy creepy baby ....to toned down crazy baby .... to where it is now

sooo o many little value changes to chase around, i tried to find the most important ones .... sooo many little subtleties, edges, blend zones ... telling dirt from shadow is interesting! ... anyway, there's a fine line between feisty/cute and evil baby alert ... she's gotten maybe a little too cartoony cute? i dunno, calling it final but haven't signed it yet ... tweak thoughts welcome, thanks for looking

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jul-2010/84648-baby_d_final.jpg

la

ahughes798
07-04-2010, 10:50 PM
I don't think she's cartoony...just cute. She looks very determined. She will not be denied. Great job, IMO!

cathaden
07-05-2010, 08:50 AM
this is a great drawing; perfect capture of her expression. the only things that need tweaked IMHO are shading to correct her left eye (looks a little sunken) & the right chest (looks protruding/ maybe softening the sharp shadow edge??).

very ambitious taking a baby camping ;)!

La_
07-05-2010, 01:30 PM
thanks ahughes, it was that determined look that inspired the challenge to paint a babe = )

thanks cathaden, i'll have a close look at the eye and chest = )

babies love camping, mine have been going since they were 4 months old ... the fresh air helps them sleep and so long as you can deal with the filth, lol, it's all good = ) ... no crazy, creepy crawly bugs to carry them away in the night around here! this one's a cousins kiddo and she seems to love the 'adventure' too.

la