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Old 09-24-2001, 11:34 AM
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Old 09-24-2001, 12:28 PM
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Ginette, the hat is superb. The colors in it and the skin tones are excellent. The only comment I would make is that the jawline doesn't look quite even, meaning that it goes up sharply on our right compared to on the left. Oh, and I love her hands, too. Very lifelike. Keep posting your artwork. It's good.

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Old 09-24-2001, 12:35 PM
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Thank you Yogi,

I take the compliment on the hat
I agree on the point you made about the jawline.
I also think the eye on that side where the jawline goes up more, that eye seems a bit smaller .

Thanks for critiquing.

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This painting has a lot of presence and humanity.
If I may, the only "critique" I would have regards the background which is possibly a little too busy. I think that were it stiller, the figure would be even more imposing.
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i really like the grey with the deep brown
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I like the picture
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Ginette, I think you're right about the eye on that side, too. Of course, maybe that's the way your model really was. As I look around at all the faces I see from day to day, I notice that most everyone has a "weak" side where one side of the face isn't quite as attractive and attentive-looking as the other side. Oftentimes, the eye on that side is a little droopy and the mouth on that side is a little "weird." So far, just taking an informal survey based on observation, it is more often the person's left side that is weak. On photographs, take a piece of paper and cover up one side, then the other and you'll see how one side is frequently more appealing than the other. It's an interesting phenomenon.
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For those who are wondering why this thread seems a bit disjointed, its because I cleaned it up. For posterity's sake, there was a miscommunication between some members of WC. Some of the posts in this thread have been removed (not because they were vulgar or anything, but because they were off-topic).

The requisite apologies have been made, and now we're moving back to the topic at hand, which is this great painting!

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Old 09-25-2001, 09:32 AM
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Old 09-25-2001, 05:27 PM
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Thanks... to all for your valuable input.


Yogi... I read about this too. Somewhere I read that few people have perfectly matching sides.
I think the article said Denzel Washington was one of those people who have perfect matching two sides to their face. Supposedly it makes for what many consider a very attractive face. In the "Hollywood" sort of sense.



Hi Jeanine, good to hear your sweet voice makes me feel welcome.

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I love the background See why I don't critique? *S* I think it's soft enough and brings out the hat quite well *S* I might make the sleaves a little darker on the edges but then that's me.
Except for the eye, which I can always see but can very rarely correct, and the jawline I love this pic *S* It works for me. Love the colors and great hands *S* YEP I like this. (I keep looking back as I comment) *S
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this one is my fave of the series.
love the almost impossible things that happen under the brim of the hat.
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Old 09-25-2001, 08:47 PM
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Thanks Luvy. We all have different view. So I'm glad to get your's too. It's all good.

Jerry, you made me smile. I had to look under the brim again.

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Her posture and hat set the tone for your painting title. I particularly like the colors used in her skin. More depth of color(actually darker value) in the lower background would add dimension, set her off nicely. Agree that facing right jaw needs adjusting. Overall, most appealing, nice.
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