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Thread: Portrate of my daughter.

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    Portrate of my daughter.

    This is stage one.

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    Hi Shadowslake, you have a lovely daughter..before you started to paint her did you do a sketch first on another layer or did you go straight in with the water colour ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonwood View Post
    Hi Shadowslake, you have a lovely daughter..before you started to paint her did you do a sketch first on another layer or did you go straight in with the water colour ?
    Thank you.

    I just went off the photo. Here is the final product. I am still not satified with it but here she is.

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    Last edited by shadowslake; 05-07-2012 at 09:38 AM.

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    Hi Shadowslake , I realise that your photo was the reference but I think you would find it easier to get a better likeness, with all the features of the face if you where to do a sketch on one layer, trying to get as good a likeness as you can and then on another layer start your painting.You may also find it easier to start by using the felt pen tool as I think (only my opinion) it is easier to use than the watercolours.Hope this is of some use..John

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    Very nice beginnings of a portrait of a sweet little girl

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonwood View Post
    Hi Shadowslake , I realise that your photo was the reference but I think you would find it easier to get a better likeness, with all the features of the face if you where to do a sketch on one layer, trying to get as good a likeness as you can and then on another layer start your painting.You may also find it easier to start by using the felt pen tool as I think (only my opinion) it is easier to use than the watercolours.Hope this is of some use..John

    I will attempt to do as you sugest. I only started attempting to do faces. In less than a month I have progressed this far. I will keep learning and growing. Thank you for your advice.

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    Thank you. You are very kind. I will continue to work on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by justjean View Post
    Very nice beginnings of a portrait of a sweet little girl

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    I noticed You go straight to painting without fixing by drawing and signs any outline and points. I guess You selected the hardest way, that of a great natural talent, and I suppose it requires You some proper erasing work and touches. We'll see how it will end up. The picture is not particularly clear and defined, so You'll need a lot of mastery to paint what's not there, but should, either because You know or to enhance the effect.
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caesar View Post
    I noticed You go straight to painting without fixing by drawing and signs any outline and points. I guess You selected the hardest way, that of a great natural talent, and I suppose it requires You some proper erasing work and touches. We'll see how it will end up. The picture is not particularly clear and defined, so You'll need a lot of mastery to paint what's not there, but should, either because You know or to enhance the effect.


    Thank you Caesar. Yes it perhaps is the hardest way. I want to master it and will with time. You can see my process through the different stages I have posted in past threads. I will keep working on her. I do think I have improved a bit though dont you? So far I only have 5 hrs invested in her. The one in the other thread took 10.

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    Oh, she is so sweet. Enjoy that baby girl, in the blink of an eye and I mean it, a blink -she will be grown.

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