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luzmar1997
02-18-2014, 06:00 PM
Critique always welcome and I would appreciate any feedback
Please advice me.:)

"Art Doesn't Hurt! "

luzmar1997
02-20-2014, 05:54 PM
Please I need feedback I need help to improve my paint.:confused::confused::confused::confused:

copespeak
02-20-2014, 10:31 PM
It's actually a pretty good effort. I would try to increase the depth of your shapes, by darkening under the neck/chin, the nose, corners of the mouth and maybe the eyes, She just looks a bit flat. Have a go anyway! :) :)

luzmar1997
02-22-2014, 07:00 PM
Thank you copespeak for your advise. Also I would like to improve her skin color do you know how I can improve the color on her skin to look more natural? My problem is that I am very new on ArtRage.
I will following your advises. Thank you one more time I am really appreciate that.

copespeak
02-23-2014, 10:41 AM
Maybe get a photo (with the skin colour of your mother) off the net (or the one you're working from?) and put it in as a reference image, then use your colour picker to get the right colour. You can get your ink pen, set it to 'color', not 'normal' and colour in the skin only. Sometimes this can give pleasing results, but requires some playing with your colour selector.

Or, you can select the skin areas and then 'Edit>adjust layer colours' and move your sliders around to get a more pleasing skin tone. But I would certainly get a ref photo so you know what you're aiming for.

Hope that helps!! :)

Fiawin
03-31-2014, 09:54 AM
Very nice.
I'm also new to ArtRage!
Maybe fluff her hair up a little more, add more volume to the back/top. Try looking at other pictures of women who have fluffy hair.
She'll love it!

scribbledsoul
03-31-2014, 07:34 PM
Lovely painting of a very pretty lady! I think that she will love this. I would add some more highlighting to her nose, chin, and cheeks, to help give depth to her face and make her features stand out more. I would even out the pink and greyish tones. A good way to get some good natural skin colors might be to import some photos of people that have skin tones that are similar to hers, and then use the color sampler tool to create a palette to work from.

Good luck, and let us know how she likes the painting! Keep practicing, you have very obvious talent here! :D

ves
03-31-2014, 07:59 PM
I agree that it needs both shadows and highlights to add depth -- I am always amazed, if I look at a black and white photo, just how dark the shadows on a face are, and how bright the highlights are. You could add a little shadow along the hairline, in addition to the places mentioned by others above. But this is a really lovely portrait!

luzmar1997
04-04-2014, 05:47 AM
Maybe get a photo (with the skin colour of your mother) off the net (or the one you're working from?) and put it in as a reference image, then use your colour picker to get the right colour. You can get your ink pen, set it to 'color', not 'normal' and colour in the skin only. Sometimes this can give pleasing results, but requires some playing with your colour selector.

Or, you can select the skin areas and then 'Edit>adjust layer colours' and move your sliders around to get a more pleasing skin tone. But I would certainly get a ref photo so you know what you're aiming for.

Hope that helps!! :)

Greetings Copespeak,

Thank you for all your advices, I really need to play more with Artrage program this program has a lots of functions that I don't know how to use it. Now I can't do some changes to the portrait, because I already saved it and when I try to opened in Artrage the program do not allow me to do it, Maybe I have to do her portrait one more time.

luzmar1997
04-04-2014, 06:16 AM
Very nice.
I'm also new to ArtRage!
Maybe fluff her hair up a little more, add more volume to the back/top. Try looking at other pictures of women who have fluffy hair.
She'll love it!

Welcome to this big family, and thank you for your advices... I need to practice a lot more I was thinking in repaint my mother portrait. :o

luzmar1997
04-04-2014, 06:33 AM
Lovely painting of a very pretty lady! I think that she will love this. I would add some more highlighting to her nose, chin, and cheeks, to help give depth to her face and make her features stand out more. I would even out the pink and greyish tones. A good way to get some good natural skin colors might be to import some photos of people that have skin tones that are similar to hers, and then use the color sampler tool to create a palette to work from.

Good luck, and let us know how she likes the painting! Keep practicing, you have very obvious talent here! :D

Yes my mother like the paint her original pic is an old black and white picture. Artrage for me is big challenger, I used it for the first time back in 2011, but then I didn't used until now. I was trying to do some changes to the portrait and following all the good advices received from all of you guys, but I saved it in jpeg format to post it here in the forum, now can't do any changes :-(

Greetings!

hildee
04-14-2014, 08:08 PM
I like it, it's illustrative so it doesn't need to be too realistic, as long as the likeness is there. I'd put the sides of her face behind her hair a little more so the face doesn't look pasted on but rather part of the the whole hair/face thing :)

Victor Osaka
04-15-2014, 05:56 AM
This would be my advice for you. Good luck!

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luzmar1997
04-16-2014, 09:51 AM
This would be my advice for you. Good luck!

80532

Thank you very much for your advices I really appreciate your time to observe my mother portrait, as sooner I have the time I will implement all the ideas that I have been receiving from all of you. I really like the changes you did to the portrait. :o

luzmar1997
04-16-2014, 09:56 AM
I like it, it's illustrative so it doesn't need to be too realistic, as long as the likeness is there. I'd put the sides of her face behind her hair a little more so the face doesn't look pasted on but rather part of the the whole hair/face thing :)


Thank you hildee it's a very good observation on her hair. :o