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05-16-2016 12:01 AM
Coccinelle Thank you for pointing out the flatness of the hair. I will re-work it. Something was bothering me as well and i could not figure out what. Lots of practice and observation, that's everything!
05-15-2016 06:02 AM
SuddenLife I think that approach, a few bold strokes, will always be kind of a trial and error type of thing. Studying the subject very closely often helps, in my experience. Really understanding what you're painting.
Like M Winther said, you don't necessarily need to add a load of detail per se, but if that is what you intend to do, even if it's just in rough strokes, then I think that it will simply come down to a combination of lots of practice and lots of studying.

Your piece looks really great already, by the way. That likeness is absolutely there. The only thing that kind of stands out to me, is that the hair seems a little bit flat. You did an amazing job on the plasticity of the face, it really has a three-dimensional feel to it, but it does not seem to fully extend to the hair.
However, it's not something that really bothers either, just to be clear. More something that, if you want to, you could look into in a future painting.
05-15-2016 05:18 AM
Coccinelle You are right. I just don't want it to look amateurish. I would love to achieve the likeness through few bold brushstrokes..
05-15-2016 02:37 AM
M Winther Lovely! But should we really hang up on details? It can be frustrating. Henri Matisse, "Portrait of Madame Matisse (Green Stripe)", 1905, and portrait of Madame Matisse, 1913. /Mats


http://totallyhistory.com/henri-mati...ous-paintings/



http://www.wikiart.org/en/henri-mati...e-matisse-1913
05-02-2016 11:13 PM
TerryCurley Great portrait.



04-28-2016 07:01 AM
bbbaldie
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Thank you. I actually had an "epiphany moment" and changed it all. This is what i got. I think the problem was in the eyes. I could not get the innocent look right.
Nailed. :-)
04-28-2016 06:58 AM
dickhutchings Well done. Love your color choices.
04-27-2016 10:58 PM
Coccinelle Thank you. I actually had an "epiphany moment" and changed it all. This is what i got. I think the problem was in the eyes. I could not get the innocent look right.
04-27-2016 08:42 AM
just Graduate shadowing and fine detailing are all that I see missing besides the hair over the eye. You could legitimately stop here.
04-27-2016 03:23 AM
Coccinelle
Hard time with the likeness

This portrait is definitely giving me a hard time. I feel there is something wrong with the eyes, the chin and the overall likeness. I am way beyond my deadline and am starting to stress out. Help?

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