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Old 04-18-2012, 11:55 AM
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Happy baby

My friend at work asked me if i could paint his baby for a mothers day present for his wife. Here is my outline. I think the outline came out ok. canvas is 16x20 acrylic.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:50 AM
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Re: Happy baby

did a little to this. not really started to paint yet. I just used water so the ink and water color pencils wouldn't bleed into the paint so much when I start.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:19 PM
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Re: Happy baby

haha
yup, happy indeed!

looking good so far
just watch the hands sizes!

good luck, babies are tricky to keep young!

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Old 04-25-2012, 09:49 AM
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Re: Happy baby

I did some more. no details yet. gotta do the mouth,eyes and shadows. also gotta smooth out the skin. a long way to go...
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It's coming along nicely Mark! Not easy huh! The baby certainly looks very happy!! Looking forward to seeing updates! Cheers Debs. =))
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did more. this isn't easy,,,
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Coming along nicely very challenging subject. Whose 'toy' is the lap top? Arnie
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Re: Happy baby

That looks ridiculously hard to to do.
Without knowing the original source my eyes seem to be drawn to the size of the head--god that must sound horrible really it's not meant to be just what my eyes see.
Sorry if i am wrong and upset anyone-no intention meant.
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Re: Happy baby

thank you Arnie, just some stuff in the background, gunna be some photos back there too.
Trumper you are right... I noticed when I stopped yesterday that the top (our) left of the baby's head is a little big. gotta fix that and a couple other small things too (the nose, cheek, and eyes). I really appreciate the help thank you. Anything else that you notice don't hesitate to point it out. I don't get offended I love the critiques they make use better.
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Re: Happy baby

I think I'm gunna leave the perimeter unfinished. I'm kinda liking it. kinda like the baby and mother painting that Leonardo did. he is my favorite. What do you think? Am I close to done? I did a little more this morning when I woke up. I'll post it when I upload the photo...
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Re: Happy baby

as a mom, i think it's most important to make sure to capture as best you can the 'happy' in the eyes and smile ... the eyes seem to have gotten a bit lazy (a stoned baby is not a happy baby, lol) and what was a perfect grin has sagged slightly so just check very closely for those subtle little bits that make that grin (mostly the inner corners of the mouth on either side of the tongue).

also, have a look in greyscale to check the values before you for sure decide on being done in the background ... best to control the darkest darks to make sure they're in the spots you want 'em.

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Re: Happy baby

did a lot this weekend. Thank you La. did details on the eyes and some on the mouth. got some more to do on the side of the mouth and the head... toned down everything, I think it helped a lot... oh yay and the tongue is not so orange any more...
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Re: Happy baby

cute baby, really nice, I'm folowing this thread
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Re: Happy baby

did some more little things... gunna give it to him soon. any sugestions before i do? i still have a little more to do...their is a little glare on the top from the light...
oh yah and i decided to paint the hand. that's next
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Re: Happy baby

looking better and better -- hint of eyelashes? (I don't mean drawing actual eyelashes) background still more busy than need to be perhaps
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