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Old 04-17-2019, 01:04 PM
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Update of an old portrait (x-post in portraiture)

When I finished this portrait, a year ago, I was very excited and I loved it. However, over the year, every time I looked at it, I saw more and more that was wrong with it. So, I finally tried to fix it up a little. I know it is not very good, but I certainly like it better than it was.

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Re: Update of an old portrait (x-post in portraiture)

Wow Ginny! You should be really proud of the changes you made to this one! What a difference in the skin tones; the face is so much more life-like. I usually am glad I reworked something and think of those pieces as "What Have I Got to Lose" experiments.
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Re: Update of an old portrait (x-post in portraiture)

Ginny,

Sorry to disagree with you, but...

It IS very good! And the changes you made are the major reason! Whatever you have learned in the past year has taken a nice, but fairly flat portrait and made it 3-dimensional, with much more realistic skin tones and the values of the face and beard are now synchronized nicely!

Fantastic improvement!

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Re: Update of an old portrait (x-post in portraiture)

Aren't you happy you revisited this painting? The flesh tones are wonderful and there is more life to the portrait. I say well done!
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Re: Update of an old portrait (x-post in portraiture)

Thank you, Donna, Don, and Karen. It is difficult for me to revisit old works, but, yes, I am glad I did. I think it is getting easier. LOL!
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Re: Update of an old portrait (x-post in portraiture)

Ginny it just goes to show how much you have improved over the year.
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I find it to be great You should be proud of it. The coloring is better and the beard is 100 percent better. It's all very improved. Great job
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Thank you, Luvy. :-)
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