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Old 04-05-2005, 04:59 AM
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Re: Paint/draw from the same reference - April 2005

Bon, you are also so fast. nice drawing feelingguilty and Jacquicm, I may not reach a likeness in such a short time as you did.
Jet, you've introduced a more precise method that will definitely result in a realistic drawing. CPR, is not that precise but somewhat improves your drawing at early stages. Thanks kindly for your input
Deirdre, I attach a modified version of your lovely painting. I've manipulated that so it looks younger. I know it is rough but plz consider my time limitation. BTW, I've not changed the proportions but forms. My only change in her eyes is to make them a tad darker. Good Luck
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Deirdre! It's lovely. Sweet and soft. I love it!!
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Eileen, Hi! I saw the message to Saeed about using Colored Pencils or painting. In the colored pencil forum, using colored pencils is referred to as painting. Just thought I'd let you know. Took me a while to get used to it.
I hope to post my art of the little girl by sometime in June. lol (kidding)
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Eileen, Saeed, Belinda and the gang..
this might be worth taking a peek --> gallery of Color Pencil Paintings ...

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You can go darker before it dries, but only to a certain extent because the new paint will mix with the paint that is already there.

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Thanks for this info, Lacey. I'm pretty familiar with that mud you are talking about .

Sharon, I'll look forward to your watercolor portrait. You might double check the distance between the mouth and nose on your sketch.

Jet, I like your freehand sketch! Thanks for the links, and your discussion with Saeed was very interesting.

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Oops! I should've written 'drawing' not 'painting' (Thanks Eileen).... Well, I will try to draw a photo-realistic version simply because I still have no personal style
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Saeed, actually you were not wrong at all, as Belinda pointed out, colored pencil drawings are often referred to as paintings. I was just wondering if you were going to try a new medium. And by the way, I have to disagree that you have no style! I think you have a very definite style!


Bon, I love that cute little nose! The skin tones are nice as well.

feelingguilty, this is such a lovely sketch. You have a beautiful touch. I think a slight adjustment to the shading on the right side of her nose might flesh it out more, so to speak. I really like the way you rendered her hair. It's so minimal, but so elegant.

I'm glad you joined in, Jacquicm! Nice pencil sketch. The highlights in the eyes are well done.

Deirdre, it's lovely. I'm so impressed with how you are doing with these oils. You are inspiring!
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Re: Paint/draw from the same reference - April 2005

Thanks everyone for your kind comments! I'm on the other one now...second draft!

I just thought I might help clear up the difference between a drawing and a painting...a painting, in whatever medium, covers the whole page, whereas a drawing usually doesn't! Can't remember where I saw that nugget..might have been the pastels forum...
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They are all looking so wonderful...I cant believe how speedy you are Deirdre!..its lovely! I thought I better post my sketch just in case thats as far as I get with it Hopefully I get to do in watercolor but I think I am overextending myself this month..(its tax time and it is work before play unfortunately) ..as usual I think I put a couple of years on this little girl..that is so difficult, and not really sure where I am off??
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Thanks to all

I have just finished another version of this picture, based around the line drawing technique ...



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Hello all. This is what I have, so far. I used a grid to make it larger. 12 by 18 inches or so. All that erasing.
Well, time for a break.
I saw the entries for the reference so far, and they're so good. I'd like to be able to draw freehand the whole picture. I do some freehand, but I have to correct over and over. Practice, huh?
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Here is my contribution. Once again too realistic. I just CAN'T paint children loosly. Help anyone?
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Here is my contribution. Once again too realistic. I just CAN'T paint children loosly. Help anyone?
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Wow, Nancy! No need to apologize for being too realistic. It's really painterly, and you definitely have a personalized style. This is beautiful!!

I can't figure out whether you painted this in oils, or if it's a digi (Corel Paint?). Please tell me what medium you used.

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Old 04-06-2005, 12:25 AM
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Thanks Lauren, I used Painter 9. Using a variety of brushes. Even tho my body is of the old school, my mind is of the NOW generation. I want instant gratification in my paintings. Oils take too long (drying time) and with my constant blending, sometimes my oils get sorta muddy. But, I took my time with this one, instead of huring thru.
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Re: Paint/draw from the same reference - April 2005

Amayzing, all you guys are so awesome..

I've probably known there were various styles of painting/drawing out there, but the variety i see on this thread itself is .. fantastic..

Nancy, I think ur painting rocks, i have always tried to get my sketches to look as lifelike as possible.. but can never get there.. but i guess thats what individuality is all about, which i see alot here..

Jet, I really really love your drawing of the lady, beautiful...

kenzee, deepat, bon, and everyone else, that goes for all of u too.. thumbs up for all the good work
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Re: Paint/draw from the same reference - April 2005

HI Nancy 1746 your work is wonderful and very painterly
Sorry to sound like a newbie but what is Painter 9?

I am totally amazed by all the talent out there
and when do you all find the time to do this...
I love to draw but just cant find the time to paint. SO a quick dry sounds awesome.
I will try the second picture over the next few days and then post.
Cheers to all
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Re: Paint/draw from the same reference - April 2005

Gabrielle in oil 9x12
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