Home Member Services Content Areas Tools Info Center WC Partners Shop Help
Search for:

Welcome to the WetCanvas forums. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit our help center.

Go Back   WetCanvas > The WetCanvas! Galleria > Open Critique Forum
User Name
Register Mark Forums Read

Salute to our Partners
WC! Sponsors

Our Sponsors
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-14-2020, 10:23 AM
Mereel Fox Mereel Fox is offline
New Member
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 1
Self Portrait


Title: Self Portrait
Year Created:
Medium: Watercolor
Surface: Watercolor Paper
Dimension: 11'' 6''
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

I'm studying new techniques in watercolor and need some hard critique to get better.

Tear this to pieces, I need to hear hard truths and improve.
Reply With Quote
  #2   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-14-2020, 01:57 PM
Gallazo Gallazo is offline
New Member
My house
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 3
Hails from Guatemala
Re: Self Portrait

I love it!
I see that one of the features you love about yourself the most are your eyes!
Good work!
Reply With Quote
  #3   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-20-2020, 12:56 AM
picassolite picassolite is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 261
Smile Re: Self Portrait

I knew a guy who used to be in vaudeville ... one of his standing one-liners was -
"how do you spell 'friend?' ... R-A-T."

Either that was his experience in show biz ... or he just wanted to crack people up.

I didn't know him well enough to get his real take on it.

And as a new member to WC ... I haven't seen enough of your work to get a handle on your style.

So I will give you my take on "'t-e-a-r' this to pieces ..."

T- thoughts
E- emulate
A- advise
R- review

1- my thoughts are ... I'm seeing the artistic influence of Margaret Keane - https://www.keane-eyes.com/about-margaret/

2- as an emulation of her work this is not bad ... and why not - she was a pioneer in her chosen style.
And she is still at it today... better than ever.

3- If I should advise you - well - I'm seeing you already have an eye for line and form.
That is why it puzzles me what you did with the subject's nose.

Only you know why you did it the way you did. Because anyone who could draw the chin form the way you have
could draw the nose any way they want.

4- So to review this work - in short - it seems to me ... you might be holding back your best work from review.

I can tell from the dimensions of this face that you already know quite a lot about the general measurements
of portraiture ... as the shadows within and across the eyes neatly fall into the right place.

So - when it comes to 'hard truths' ... it would help to have a handle on - just what direction do you want to take with your art.

Best regards,

Last edited by picassolite : 01-20-2020 at 01:10 AM.
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:49 PM.

© 2014 F+W All rights reserved.