Re: Little Russian beauty
Glad you are back painting again. With your ability it would have been a crying shame if you didnít paint. It is time to make up for lost time! When we are younger it is easy to be dissuaded by other people with strong opinions. And opinionated folks sometimes forget that their opinions, and comments can have unintended consequences on others.
Nothing wrong using photos for references. We canít always be sitting live in front of a subject for all kinds of reasons. I pay attention to what more masterful artists will say about doing so. Sometimes there are affects from using a camera you may want to be aware of. So if you can make note of the difference between live observations and apply it to your work it can help. There are artists online and threads here that discuss it in more detail.
Plus this artist is just one who is a fabulous portrait painter and recognizes that photos can play a part.
The impossible is only the untried...
True failure is never even trying...
Inevitably some attempts will end up in the trash.
Continue anyway. Perseverance can trump undeveloped, procrastinating, or fearful talent.
Last edited by PaintBoss : 09-17-2018 at 11:05 AM.