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Old 05-23-2004, 05:21 PM
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WDE 5-22 Girls at piano (just a start)

Well, I really challenged myself this time! I didn't get past the pencil sketch stage. It's a little hard to see but I thought I would post it anyway.

I'm not real pleased with the likeness of the girls and the hands were certainly interesting. I think this will just be a learning experience! C&C welcome.

If I decide to finish it and add the color, I'll post again.

Great pictures, thanks for hosting katju.

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Re: WDE 5-22 Girls at piano (just a start)

I like the start that you have here. Especially the wonderful position of those hands -- just like little ones playing the piano. I look forward to seeing updates.

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Very nice beginning...please take it further. It will be great.
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Re: WDE 5-22 Girls at piano (just a start)

It's a perfect start, I think! I very much like their faces regardless of likeness
Maybe if you would not do colours, then graphite is an option?
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Re: WDE 5-22 Girls at piano (just a start)

They're so cute, and you sketched them with eyes wide open (theirs as well as yours, that is)! I didn't dare change that, was sure I'd get it wrong if I tried. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
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Re: WDE 5-22 Girls at piano (just a start)

Yes, yes, those hands are really worth finishing..
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Re: WDE 5-22 Girls at piano (just a start)

Wow. Love that sketch. You've expressed so much with just a few lines. great work.
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This one was so popular, and rightly so with those darling girls, but even more challenging. But you did it well. That is a fine start.
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Re: WDE 5-22 Girls at piano (just a start)

In these few lines you have absolutely captured the whole feeling of the original photo ! The close crop really works, and the features of their little faces are wonderful ! This is SSOOOO worth taking further, I really hope you do decide to carry on, I'll watch for your post
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Re: WDE 5-22 Girls at piano (just a start)

Hi ams. I agree with the other members. You should take this further! It's a fantastic start.
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Re: WDE 5-22 Girls at piano (just a start)

I like the start you have made here too. Hands and faces two really hard things to draw and you have a great start on both!
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Re: WDE 5-22 Girls at piano (just a start)

Hey ams,this is a really nice drawing,love the expression on the girls face far right looking over already,i hope you will progress with this,you have done the 2 hrs for the wde so now you can take your time,next week,next month
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Re: WDE 5-22 Girls at piano (just a start)

great start on this challenge I hope you do take it further -the hardest part is done now
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Re: WDE 5-22 Girls at piano (just a start)

With all of this encouragement, it looks as if I will have to finish this.

Thanks for all of your comments. I'll post again when it is finished.

stonewhiteclown: I thought about graphite. I have done quite a few graphite portraits but since WDEs are a good place to stretch, I'm going to try some color.

guilliame: I did try to enhance it but this was all that my software would do. It actually is quite a bit better than the original scan.

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Re: WDE 5-22 Girls at piano (just a start)

This is very charming. I agree with the others that you ought to continue with it!
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