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L Skylar Brown
12-20-2009, 04:50 PM
OK, I'm gonna start posting some of the latest stuff I've been doing - Mostly for Xmas presents...This is precious little (Already spoiled) Naveed.

Judith Tramayne
12-20-2009, 04:55 PM
Outstanding!!!! I did a traditional oil of my grandniece when she was 2 (couldn't resist because she was so cute- like your niece) and her parents still have it hanging in their home. She's 15 now.

Judith

iceaxe
12-20-2009, 04:58 PM
Fantastic work.
Perhaps some brief notes on how done?

L Skylar Brown
12-20-2009, 05:10 PM
Judith - Thanks, perhaps this will do the same.
Ice- First, this is 2.5, dona about a month ago. It was the first of several I did as presents for the family. As it shows, I was still using small hesitant strokes, as I didn't figure out blending until right after this one. I paint everything from scratch, usually with ref photos. Believe it or not, this photo was taken by my sister. there were tacky little flowers on her dress, and she was holding an artificial daisy - I chose to ratchet back on the sappiness, but I loved her face. My settings were about 30% load, 30% thinning, and 100% pressure. I build my own color samples (Taken from the photo. I created the skin colors (Sampled from her dad's) as Naveed is quite pale.

screenpainter
12-20-2009, 05:16 PM
Precious indeed. It's really a great expression you captured. I like the eyes looking up. Of course I probably would have liked the little flowers on the dress and the daisy too. :)

L Skylar Brown
12-20-2009, 05:24 PM
That's funny about the flowers - Thanks GZ!

Juz
12-20-2009, 10:30 PM
Beautiful portrait and a very thoughtful gift that will be treasured long after this christmas :)

iceaxe
12-20-2009, 11:10 PM
Thanks L Skylar Brown.
Appreciate these notes!
Helpful to those of us who are painting neophytes!

coops
12-20-2009, 11:27 PM
Stunning painting Skylar of a beautiful little lady:)

Valerie
12-21-2009, 12:55 AM
Outstanding work Skylar and a very Beautiful little girl.

Alexandra
12-21-2009, 01:27 AM
Look at those eyes! I bet she melted her parent's hearts and Uncle Skylar too a long time ago! So beautiful Skylar.:)

byroncallas
12-21-2009, 04:26 AM
I'll echo everyone else. Great work LSB. :):)

Eileen724
12-21-2009, 05:16 AM
Skylar, this is just so precious! You've captured her sweetness and innocence so incredibly well! It's so much so, that your lack of blending does not detour from it. I just see it as a special brush stroke style that you've captured into the painting.

saddy
12-21-2009, 05:29 AM
That's so sweet! Master piece!:)

foxytocin
12-21-2009, 05:34 AM
Oh, she is sooooooo pretty! Just as sweet as can be....

L Skylar Brown
12-21-2009, 05:40 AM
THANK YOU, THANK YOU ALL!!!! I posted this late last night, because I feel I have been hogging the site a little. I was going to wait 'til today to post her, so now I will post her cousin, if that OK?!

LogicsHere
12-21-2009, 08:44 AM
Positively beautiful and very, very sweet.

L Skylar Brown
12-21-2009, 02:20 PM
Thanks, Logics - I 've decided to go ahead and further refine it in AR3...

Adain
01-13-2010, 08:53 PM
Thanks for great info.....................

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JosepM
01-13-2010, 09:07 PM
Very nice Skylar! Great.

Caesar
01-13-2010, 10:00 PM
Congratulations for Your wonderful portrait and for Your wonderful niece, dear mate!
It's stunning how You were able to transpose on AR the feeling of acrylics I read You're a master of (and I wish I could use better, since they get dry too fast according to my past approaches).