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Old 07-17-2001, 06:26 AM
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Red face Ruth 1 & 2 for "Ruth" Project

This was the first one, coloured pencils on light grey Mi-teintes. (First time I've used this with cp's. Yuk) Poor Ruth looks like she has seen a ghost.

This was the second one, I like this one better, seems a lot looser. I love Charcoal This is on the Bristol.
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Hi TeAnne,

I like the second one better, too. Don't you just love charcoal! You got a good likeness the second time. The nose is too sharp in the first one. The second one is softer and has a good expression too.

I especially like the eyes!

Good job!

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Hi TeAnne,

I like the second one better, too. Don't you just love charcoal! You got a good likeness the second time. The nose is too sharp in the first one. The second one is softer and has a good expression too.

I especially like the eyes!

Good job!

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Coooooool, thanks Ruth, so glad you like one of them I got to know your face better with the second one.
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Yep the second one works for me, too.

I love the 'painterly' way you have used the charcoal on the second one and the contrasting marks. Also, the tonal values are a bit kinder to the subject on the second one with the darkest darks reserved for the hair and defining some lines. The tonal values in the first seem a bit little bit harsh - perhaps if you used a colour rather than white?

Great job, though!
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Coooooool, thanks Ruth, so glad you like one of them I got to know your face better with the second one.

What is very COOL is that you're using Ruth's "tiny head" as a model. I too like the b&w better. You may want to check the (b&w) left side of her mouth...it extends, to an area, under her eye.
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Yep the second one works for me, too.

I love the 'painterly' way you have used the charcoal on the second one and the contrasting marks. Also, the tonal values are a bit kinder to the subject on the second one with the darkest darks reserved for the hair and defining some lines. The tonal values in the first seem a bit little bit harsh - perhaps if you used a colour rather than white?

Great job, though!
Thanks Sandra, I was going to use the black paper but I got a pad of the Mi-Teintes the other day and thought I might as well try it. It really did put me off, just like white paper does when I want to use colour. lolol Very strange. Would you believe that it is pink and not white? lolol My scanner sux too. I still might do the black paper one cos I can see the finish in my minds eye.I will keep the M-T for pastels only me thinks I am really happy with the charcoal one
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What is very COOL is that you're using Ruth's "tiny head" as a model. I too like the b&w better. You may want to check the (b&w) left side of her mouth...it extends, to an area, under her eye.
Thanks Chuck I have the shadow extended to where you said but not showing too well on the scan.
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The second has caught Ruth's likeness better, but I love 'em both!

I love the high contrast of the first one - very striking!

Well done, TeAnne!

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Thanks Helen, we must have posted together. lolol
The only thing I like about the cp one is the hair.
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the arcs that are concave in the charcoal and convex in the color version are wrong in the color version.
concave and convex are often mixed up in australia.
I went thorugh this with david acres about 5 months ago.

love the portraits.
wish that tinyhead was up there 6 months ago when I was doing my electronic paintings.

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thanks for painting and posting.
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I like the second one much better too......great job TeAnne!

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love the portraits.
wish that tinyhead was up there 6 months ago when I was doing my electronic paintings.

shameless plug for self ( http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/P...sql?proj_id=48 )

well placed plug for teanne ( http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/P...nne&proj_id=48 )

thanks for painting and posting.
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Thanks Jerry, I am seeing what you are seeing .....The projects are ongoing, you can do this one or you can do the 'tinyhead' project. Go for it Jerry
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I like the second one much better too......great job TeAnne!

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Thanks ReNae I am going to put Ruth on the black paper next
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let's see if i can manage to explain my self
or at least my thoughts on this

i prefer the first one by a country mile
it is a really good interpretive painting
in technical language, it kicks butt

i really like that ruth looks like
she's seen a gohst
great expression

i really like the nose
and the angle in the face

it's well painted and expressive
it's not a photograph

and that's good
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I liked the first one until I saw the second one and then I liked the second one better and so on. The thing is, they are both great, well done and I wish I could do portraits too, I just have'nt tried hard enough.

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