Paint Basket Art Forum

Author Topic: Baby portrait  (Read 1741 times)

ArtByG

  • Palette
  • *
  • Posts: 349
on: April 08, 2011, 01:34:12 AM
This is finished and delivered. Now I'd like to know how I could have improved it. Babies are hard.



ArtByG

  • Palette
  • *
  • Posts: 349
Reply #1 on: April 08, 2011, 01:35:58 AM
I forgot to mention that this is acrylic on convas panel.


ArtByG

  • Palette
  • *
  • Posts: 349
Reply #2 on: April 08, 2011, 01:37:30 AM
Aaaaarrrrgh...."canvas" panel.


dennis

  • Administrator
  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 7341
Reply #3 on: April 08, 2011, 09:43:46 PM
As usual very sensitively handled. I like it  :clap: :clap:

When painting from a photo that has be taken with a flash try and not add the "spot" reflection right in the pupil area. It may well look good in a photograph but in a painting it looks very unnatural. Next time add the spot such that it is half in the pupil and half in the white of the eye (cutting the line) - you'd be surprised what that small shift makes to the overall effect.
You are what you THINK about - Napoleon Hill


Val

  • Global Moderator
  • Master Artist
  • *****
  • Posts: 20284
  • SMILE, It's a brand new day!
Reply #4 on: April 10, 2011, 12:34:20 AM
Looks good, I'm having enough trouble drawing portraits never mind painting them. That is still to come. I agree babies are tough, difficult to capture all the smooth subtle curves. I think you've done a nice job of it.


Kelley

  • Easel
  • *
  • Posts: 1475
  • Failure is not falling down, but staying down.
Reply #5 on: April 10, 2011, 03:18:11 AM
I agree with Dennis, but you've nailed the colour just right.  O0
Kelley


nolan

  • Administrator
  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 11182
    • Draw With Nolan
Reply #6 on: April 13, 2011, 08:01:39 PM
Great job Georgie I am sure the owners of the painting are delighted :clap:

I would also use my artists license to darken the shadow under the chin (ie on the neck) as it adds distance between the face and neck