This is really great! Especially the minimal approach to the facial features and the texture on the hair. Love it! :)
Thank you. I am striving to loosen up and simplify my style. Been told it is too tight and controlled looking. This was my first attempt at letting go. Still not intuitive or organic for me...yet. Thanks for the feedback. It let's me know I am headed in the right direction.
I love this! At first glance, it's simple, but upon closer inspection, there's great use of shading, color, & texture. I especially love how you did the lenses in the glasses.
Oh, I love your comment and that you see all that because this took for.ev.er. I could see in my mind how I wanted it to turn out. Getting it there was a whole other story.
Thanks for your comment about my painting process, Jen, but I must add (and thank you for making me think of this) - I meant no disservice to the process of coloring line work. It is another form of painting (and admittedly, one that I'm not as good with) where the beauty lies in how the colors, shades and tone work WITH the line. My little example dealt more with form-based painting where too much line work would make the painting stiff. Heck, some of my friends are even bold enough to just start painting without any kind of sketch, but that's too much out of my comfort zone. It's simply a different approach, and I'm happy to have edited my post to make sure that that's clear :)
Oh, no disservice taken, at all. I am totally intimidated by the painting process. Could sketch all day long but when it comes to rendering forms and background I become paralyzed. Your process broke it down in a way that I felt could improve my color work but still not be painterly. Thanks for caring.
yes you are! love this, jenn! :)
I can stare at this all day! Love the texture, colors and her expression! Loves!
Thanks, Micaele. Your votes of confidence mean a lot to me. This is a scary adventure and most days I just wanna quit...but I love it to much. So, I keep trying.
Yes, the color, contrast and line work all work very well together in this portrait. The most contrast being around the eyes. Brilliant!
Thanks, Ted. I am trying to be a bit more kid like with my tools and yet still learn how to 'paint' by the rules.
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