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Old 05-01-2012, 02:01 PM
Aymen Aymen is offline
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My wife & daughter

Hi all,

Attached is my wife & daughter in softpaster on 200GSM 458X610 mm watercolor paper.

and here is the reference photo

hope to hear from you soon.
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:54 PM
kentiessen kentiessen is offline
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Re: My wife & daughter

A beautiful family, and you should be very proud! This is ambitious!!

A comparison is the best way to assess accuracy in drawing. Here, they are shown in value only- it is another helpful view.

The drawing in your wife's portrait is good- notice the lower placement of the mouth (well done, by the way) and in the hair, the hairline and width to the right. The nose and far eye are shifted slightly left also. Some forms of her shoulder might be refined.

The baby's guides have been moved slightly to the left to match the drawing- some trimming and adjustments could bring the features closer to your reference.

Stronger values could be developed in mom's eyes and also on her shadow side to increase lighting- darks will draw attention, so use them accordingly.

Ken Tiessen

Comments or Critiques welcomed...always!
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:50 PM
Aymen Aymen is offline
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Re: My wife & daughter

Thank you kentiessen for your nice words.

your gray scale comparison is extremely helpful. I inspected the differences and did some changes in the nose, forehead, right eye. Also i darken some parts.

the modified drawing is as follows

your further comments will be so helpful to me.

thank you
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:10 PM
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Amy M. Everhart www.amyeverhart.com

There is a fine line between impressionism and poor realism.
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