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liz

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Reply #3975 on: December 17, 2018, 04:22:38 PM
 :thankyou: Got it!  Thanks, Nolan, I’ll  be careful with shadings and lost lines. Working on mouth now. ~Liz


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Reply #3976 on: December 19, 2018, 01:32:53 AM


Followed photo reference with no teeth on lower jaw.  First time to do human teeth.  With my poor vision I thought I painted an extra tooth!  WSO on cardboard; much easier to work with than acrylic (for me anyway).  :)  ~Liz
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Reply #3977 on: December 19, 2018, 05:29:31 AM
Nice dental work, Liz!!

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Reply #3978 on: December 20, 2018, 03:00:11 AM
Strangest looking thing I have ever painted!  ::)
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Reply #3979 on: December 20, 2018, 05:17:32 AM
I love the earring, Liz.  Nice touch.

Hey, is that a new avatar.  You look lovely!

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Reply #3980 on: December 20, 2018, 05:51:18 AM
 :thankyou: MAL!  I guess you recognized the ear?!  I was supposed to paint the ear of a dark skinned man and he was wearing an earring.  Yes, another photo; I got tired of the old one!  And the post before is a mouth without lipstick, the natural lips look, in case you’re working on yours.  :) ~Liz


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Reply #3981 on: December 20, 2018, 09:51:39 PM
great job on the mouth and ear. :congrats:
I am already looking forward to seeing your full portraits :heeha:


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Reply #3982 on: December 24, 2018, 02:43:38 AM
Great work Liz. I especially like the mouth looks very realistic  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #3983 on: January 11, 2019, 06:34:59 PM
First ever human portrait-trying to follow Nolan’s lessons.  He said to paint someone I didn’t know personally, so here’s young Elvis with his sullen eyes and half smile look to practice skin tones, dark and light values, and reflected light mostly. ~Liz
NOLAN, I did make a tracing and transferred it to the canvas.  If anything, I was probably sloppy in not following my drawing and began to try to paint from the photo.  Sorry for his big nose and crooked mouth.  :blush:  Shall I post another or other portraits here for you to comment on until I begin to get the hang out of doing portraits?  Thank you for your encouragement.
~Liz
He was every girl’s dream boy in my day!  I think his skin color should have been more ‘exciting’.  We LOVED his brooding eyes and half smile look!  Sure glad I didn’t paint a family member!
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Reply #3984 on: January 13, 2019, 10:37:59 PM
You have painted the features well and have good colour rendering too :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
I am just concerned about the positioning of the features. As they are not in the correct places it give a cartoon feel to the painting
Either the features drifted as you painted or they were initially sketched in incorrectly.

With most things we paint, being a little off seldom matters. When it comes to portraits however it is essential that the features are in the correct place and at the correct size.

In one of the first lessons in the course I show how I use parchment paper to create an overlay which I use to constantly check the placement of the features as I paint to ensure they don't drift. O0