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Old 03-26-2015, 02:50 PM
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water colour self portrait

Its small dogs from a tiny instogram on my tablet. I can't take any more good home photos the light is always wrong is there any photos of life models on line I can access? I'd like to do more portraits. Many thanks for looking
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Old 03-26-2015, 04:38 PM
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Re: water colour self portrait

Nice work with watercolor! A self-portrait is an excellent substitute and the price/availability is right. I can't think of any specific sites, but know there are many for drawing/figure work. I have also been know to recruit family, friends, and others-
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Old 03-26-2015, 05:31 PM
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Re: water colour self portrait

Excellent colors, love the way background flows, really like this one Kate.
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Re: water colour self portrait

Nice watercolor portrait! Check the Reference Image Library on this site for some photos of people.
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Re: water colour self portrait

Excellent! I would never guess this is from a photo!!
My personal bias is there is much more visual information in a live model than in any photograph, so try to use a lamp (with no shade) to adjust lighting of a real live model instead of going online for photos...or use a live model outside...you are doing terrific work, keep it up!
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Re: water colour self portrait

Check this for portrait references http://portraitsfordrawing.tumblr.com/archive
There's also a figure section.
And good job on the self portrait!
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Re: water colour self portrait

Good work Kate. Such intense eyes.

Thanks for the link Sophie. I've been running out of subjects to paint.
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Old 04-02-2015, 08:37 AM
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Re: water colour self portrait

This is absolutely lovely! The delicacy of colour and flow of the paint is intriguing and 'expert'. This technique can often fail, where the artist sacrifices good drawing to colour and fascination with the media, you didn't fall into that trap!

I would like to have seen the whole image the right-way up, it's hurting my neck.... Could you re-take the pic and crop it to the paper? It is certainly worth mounting and framing.
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