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Old 04-16-2012, 12:18 AM
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Hi,

This is a portrait of one of my students. She was working so hard and I liked the way her hair hung down. (My poor kids, I am always taking their pictures......they are getting so used to it that they tell me I need to bring my "good" camera every day....) And as I was looking through my refs looking for a rainy day project, this one inspired me.

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Acrylics on Canson paper---first time to use this and I really like it!!

Always appreciate any comments/critiques!

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Ruthie this is seriously charming and well done. Girlfriend you are rockin' with the paints.

Just me, but in looking at her I'm thinking that if you can lighten up the bottom lash line of the eye you would give her a more youthful look, bring it to more of a cast shadow then an actual line, and the chin just a tad more round/full on the lower section of her face, in photo take a look at the fullness as the chin begins to move into the cheek. And speaking of cheeks maybe a bit more rosey, blending and bringing it into the labial fold and the marionette line to soften that area.
Follow through into the area of upper lip with soft shadowing so it suggests youth and that nice tight face we all use to have..haha , all just what I think nothing more because you really have accomplished a difficult profile with amazing results.

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Re: Aubrey Xpost from Portraits

Thanks Elaine! You are the other set of eyes to help me in my attempt to get the tweaks right!
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Lovely but as Elaine has indicated - she aged a bit while you painted her
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Re: Aubrey Xpost from Portraits

Beautiful Ruthie!! Great skintones,
Great suggestions Elaine!
Love the tones in her hair too!!
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Ruthie, I absolutely love that hair. Terrific advice from Elaine. I think once you have tweaked a thing or two, this is going to be fantastic. What a beautiful little girl.
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Ruthie this is a fabulous portrait, I love the pose and the way the wisps of her hair hanging down look so natural- great skin tones as well.
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Re: Aubrey Xpost from Portraits

Thanks Gayle, Kathie, Chammi, and Purple!

Here is an update with some tweaks. Not sure if I addressed all the suggestions, I but I am at the point where I need to stop for now.



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Yes yes - very beautiful. The pose is just great. No wonder you bring a camera to your classes. You have the students really "into" their work. Good for you.
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Ah Ruthie excellent!! you aced it!!!!

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What a pleasant portrait.
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