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ArtByG

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on: March 16, 2014, 07:25:15 PM




I've worked on this until it's muddy. Should I throw it out and start over? Is it salvageable? I think I bit off more than I can chew with this one.


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Reply #1 on: March 16, 2014, 11:38:12 PM
I think you can save this. look at the picture. the boy's face is a bit round on the right side. You can correct with the girl hair. Than the faces around the mouth has some strong lines on the left side. soften a bit there. I hope that Nolan will give you more advise. hope I helped some. Doina
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Reply #2 on: March 16, 2014, 11:47:55 PM
Thanks, Doina. I noticed after I uploaded this that his mouth is a bit whopsided, too. I just don't know if I can correct all these little mistakes without making a mess. I am very discouraged at this point. Makes me want to throw down the brushes and fuggetaboutit.


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Reply #3 on: March 17, 2014, 12:10:42 AM
Don't do that!!!  :knuppel2: :knuppel2: You don't know how many times I said that too! You do beautiful work. It may not come out at the first try! Go try to fix it!, if is not coming out how you want, start again! We're students, we're not masters! We learn from our mistakes! You should throw your brushes away if you don't want or you can't learn from your own mistakes Come on, go mess up this one and learn something you'll use in the future. Fight! be stubborn! Go,  :painting: :painting: Doina
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Reply #4 on: March 17, 2014, 12:20:20 AM
Thanks, Doina, for the kick in the pants. I needed that. I'm going to let it sit for a few days, then I'll try to correct what I have. If I can't fix it, I'll redo it. I have to. Some one wants to pay me to do this one. Darn it. It really it is putting me through the ringer.


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Reply #5 on: March 17, 2014, 12:31:36 AM
Good, that's another good reason not to quit! Look again at the mouth, that smile is a bit to angled/rough around the mouth. You did such a good job on the rest of it. e-mail directly to Nolan if he's not going to come in.  :flowers: Doina

P.S Wait until Val get wind of this. You need some pillows somewhere, Ouch!!! ;D ;D ;D
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Reply #6 on: March 17, 2014, 12:34:43 AM
now  to    :D  when you are finished with this work of art.


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Reply #7 on: March 17, 2014, 12:41:48 AM
Thanks, Roger. I really appreciate your input. I hesitated about posting it here, but I did the right thing. You guys are so helpful. Thanks again.



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Reply #8 on: March 17, 2014, 01:43:57 AM
Georgie,

I had written earlier to tell you to stick with it.  It seems to be just the faces and the girl's shoulder/arm that seem to need work.

Hang in there; we've seen your work.  We know you can do this.

aloha

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Reply #9 on: March 17, 2014, 01:55:10 AM
Do not dispair Artby, i just went to see your artwork and you have  very beautiful art on your site.  Faces are not the easiest thing to do but practice make perfect..    :gl2:


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Reply #10 on: March 17, 2014, 01:59:14 AM
Thanks for the encouragement Mea and Danielle! You all are beginning to make me want to tackle it again.


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Reply #11 on: March 17, 2014, 03:42:54 PM
 :knuppel2: Ok, let's see what's going on here!   :detective:

The shadows around the boy's chin and face are to abrupt/harsh. Look at the photo, the shadows need to be gradually lightened as they wrap around the chin and up the face, the same as it moves down the neck.
The same with the shadow on the girl's neck. Look carefully for the subtle changes.

Concentrate on those for now, they will really help correct the distortion in the faces and necks. Don't forget to step back and look. Take your time.  O0

You've got an excellent start, so...deep breath, and away you go.  :yippee:    :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Cheers, Val

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Reply #12 on: March 17, 2014, 10:23:25 PM
Thanks, Val. I'll work on that. These darned acrylics just don't want to blend. I know I have some medium somewhere to help with that. I've just got to find it. My art room is a mess. Anyone want to help me clean it up?  :D You guys are so helpful with everything else. I greatly appreciate you all.


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Reply #13 on: March 17, 2014, 10:55:22 PM
Sure I will,   >:D  send me  a ticket!   ;)   :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #14 on: March 17, 2014, 11:12:50 PM
Ur.....um.....well.....I....uh.....never mind.  :-\