Paint Basket Art Forum

Pencil Drawing (Graphite / Grey) => Pencil Drawing Classes => Topic started by: Danielle123 on April 16, 2014, 10:09:47 PM

Title: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 16, 2014, 10:09:47 PM
Mid way to , Drawing of little girl. I have added and added tonol value about 10 times. I think i might have got it this time, but who knows I might have to add more tonal value.  Let me know what you think. Ps. There is a bit of outside light on the left end side of my drawing.
,
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: Dorothyofoz on April 16, 2014, 10:21:39 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Danielle, awesome work. Can't wait to see the finished portrait.
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 16, 2014, 11:03:48 PM
 :thankyou: Dorothy for your encouragement
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: sally13 on April 16, 2014, 11:29:23 PM
Brilliant work Danielle, she will look like a photo when finished Im sure. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 16, 2014, 11:31:45 PM
 :thankyou: so much Sally for your words of encouragement.
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 17, 2014, 12:49:41 AM
Danielle,

This drawing of the little girl is gorgeous.  You are so incredibly talented.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: Harwant on April 17, 2014, 03:04:11 AM
Awesome drawing Danielle.you have found one of your mediums!  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
Harwant.
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: jillh on April 17, 2014, 03:23:46 AM
Danielle, very well done.  The light might be washing out the value.  However,  just double check the value at the bottom left chin, also the left forehead, compare against the original. You might want to soften the hard edge on left cheek.  The white line takes away from the contour  and makes the side cheek look flat.  Hope that's helpful.
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: cyril on April 17, 2014, 04:54:23 AM
well done  Danielle
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: Lisa From Oto on April 17, 2014, 05:33:54 AM
Oh my gosh, you are such a talented artist!!  :congrats:

This is such an awesome drawing  :clap: :flowers:
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 17, 2014, 11:35:39 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, Harwart, Jill, Cyril, Lisa for your word of encouragement.
Yes Jill I see the problem with the cheek and the hard lines  :thankyou:  for pointing it out to me. Much appreciated.
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: ababbler on April 17, 2014, 01:00:26 PM
Very nice work Danielle! I love how you made her eyes brighter and more alive.

~Aaron
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: scribe on April 17, 2014, 01:39:55 PM
Danielle very well done!!!!! :yippee: :yippee: Looking forward to seeing the finished piece.

Peggy
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 17, 2014, 04:36:17 PM
 :thankyou:Peggy and Aaron for yor lovely comments.
Here is my final drawing, plaese let me know if you think that my tonals are adequate.
your advices are always welcomed.
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 17, 2014, 04:39:47 PM
Danielle,

This portrait is so, so, good.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: cyril on April 17, 2014, 05:50:24 PM
 i think the shading above the left eye appears as if there is a  slight dent....

  Overall the drawing looks great Danielle..
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: Paulaj on April 17, 2014, 06:19:38 PM
Danielle,

You knocked this one out of the ball park  :fight:  Great job.
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 17, 2014, 07:11:12 PM
 :thankyou:so much Mea, Paula and  Cyril for your comments and advices
Cyril I have made those corrections and a bit more tweeking here and there. I will post it again later if there is no more changes to be made.   :thankyou:
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: Lisa From Oto on April 17, 2014, 07:35:56 PM
Gorgeous drawing Danielle  :clap: :clap: :clap: :congrats:
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: jillh on April 17, 2014, 08:58:13 PM
 Danielle she is beautiful.  You have done an awesome job.  Still think you can blend our the white a fraction.   Then it will be perfection!
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: sally13 on April 17, 2014, 09:38:55 PM
Absolutely beautiful Danielle. The only thing I see is that there is no different tonal value between the eyes and eyebrows, it appears to me to be the same as above the eyebrow. I think it might give her that slightly more sedate look that she has in the picture. Not forgetting that I have not ever done portraits before so Im no expert. Overall you drawing is magnificent. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: Bev S. on April 17, 2014, 10:15:20 PM
Don't know how I missed this glorious little creature!!! What a mass of hair and Danielle you have done such a great job of drawing it! You have done a fabulous job of the whole portrait, in fact!! the only thing I would say, is look at her (our) left cheek. . . .there seems to be a line of dark shading where there shouldn't be one. . . .I see it in the photograph, but I think it needs to be feathered out more and blended into the value of her cheek.  What do you think?  I think you have captured the likeness so very well. . . . .you go girl!!!

PS: I think Sally has a point. . . . .
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 18, 2014, 01:17:36 AM
 :thankyou: Jill, Lisa Sally and Bev, I do so appreciate all you advice, it helps me better my drawing.
 :confused: Bev which white do you mean the same that Cyril mentioned, if so I have done that change, but I did not posted that correction yet. 
 :confused: Sally, what do you suggest I do for the white below the eyebrow, should I put a bit of shade right under the eyebrow?  There is a bit of shade but I guess it is not noticeable enough.
 :confused:Bev,  do you mean that little straight line about 1/4" from the left side of the mouth?
Thank you all so much.
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: sally13 on April 18, 2014, 01:28:33 AM
Sorry if ive confused you Danielle, I guess I mean that in the photo her eyelids are slightly darker and coming out of her eyelids up towards the eyebrow slightly, I don't know what that part is called. This will give a little more depth above the eye.
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 18, 2014, 01:41:01 AM
Sally, i might have to work that tonal value again, my forever problem.     :thankyou:
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: JayJ on April 18, 2014, 04:52:33 AM
Danielle u are very talented!
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 18, 2014, 11:48:39 AM
 :thankyou: so much for you comment Jay.
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: nolan on April 18, 2014, 10:34:45 PM
beautiful so far Danielle :clap: :clap: :clap:

the shading on the left hand side of her face must still come out further to show her rosy cheeks O0
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: Bev S. on April 19, 2014, 06:28:36 PM
the shading on the left hand side of her face must still come out further to show her rosy cheeks O0

That is what I was trying to say, Daniella. . . . I just didn't say it right!!!
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 20, 2014, 01:16:18 AM
 :thankyou: Jay and Nolan, i will make the corrections and poste it as soon as I can.
To everyone I would like to thank you for all your support/advice I truely appreciate.
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 22, 2014, 09:17:44 PM
My little girl portrait again,  I have made the corrections, please let me know if I covered them  all.     :thankyou: so much for your help.  Before and after
,
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: Tousabella on April 22, 2014, 09:40:31 PM
Wow, Danielle....Perfection.  That is so beautiful. You've done an exquisite job.  Congratulations!


 :flowers:        :flowers:       :flowers:
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: sally13 on April 22, 2014, 09:51:24 PM
That is a truly beautiful drawing Danielle, you have done a wonderful job.  :congrats:
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: Val on April 22, 2014, 10:13:26 PM
Gorgeous  :heeha:   
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 22, 2014, 11:40:28 PM
 :thankyou:Tousabella, Val and Sally for your nice comments.
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: C.Bodine on April 22, 2014, 11:43:04 PM
Danielle, this is a beautiful!!!!!!  :heeha:
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: jillh on April 22, 2014, 11:59:03 PM
AWESOME!!!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: lynn p. on April 23, 2014, 12:17:03 AM
Danielle, I have been away from PB and saw this drawing in the newsletter.  Just stunning.  Don't know that I've ever seen a more beautiful treatment of hair in a pencil drawing.  Just gorgeous!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: ababbler on April 23, 2014, 12:28:43 AM
This is awesome Danielle. That hair is amazing.

~Aaron
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 23, 2014, 01:40:33 AM
Gee, Danielle, you'll be having your own column in the newsletter pretty soon.  Keep up the good work.

aloha

nea
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 23, 2014, 02:38:17 AM
Thank you all for your kind comments and encouragement and most of all your advice that has helped me make it better. :hug:
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: nolan on April 24, 2014, 07:25:58 AM
sign it and frame it :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 25, 2014, 12:37:58 AM
 :thankyou: so much Nolan for you help and encouragement. :-*
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: Steven on April 27, 2014, 09:43:37 AM
Lovely Danielle, I still see a bit of what Cyril commented on though.  The shading above the left eye is too abrupt and it makes it look like a slight indentation there.  I think just adding a bit of light shading to the light area will make for a smoother transition.  I truely love everything else about it, superb! O0
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: Bev S. on April 27, 2014, 11:23:46 AM
 O0 O0 :clap: :clap: :clap: I agree with Steven and I agree with Nolan. . . . .just fiddle a bit with that eyebrow area and then sign it and hang it and sit back and be proud, very very proud! You have done a magnificent job here girl!!!  :1hug:
Title: Re: Danielle's portrait drawing
Post by: Danielle123 on April 27, 2014, 10:06:51 PM
 :thankyou: again Bev and Steven, I will get on to shade the left eye as I see what you mean.
SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2020, SimplePortal