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post #1 of Old 07-05-2013, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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Pastel Portrait

I am new to this site. I am trying to do pastel art piece of a niece's baby. I really need some honest feedback on what I have done. My son says it looks flat, no dimension. I thought I was finished with it but his comments make me not want to let my niece see it. Any suggestions/comments would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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Hello Donni and welcome to Artist Forum!

Your son has a good eye, especially since you did a beautiful job furnishing your grandnephew's arms with depth, while his face lacks such attention.
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Thank you Corydulos for responding to my post.
So, is it that I need more shading on and around the face?
I have looked at this so much, even putting it away and coming back several weeks later, but I seem to be at a lose as to what to do.
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Thank you Corydulos for responding to my post.
So, is it that I need more shading on and around the face?
I have looked at this so much, even putting it away and coming back several weeks later, but I seem to be at a lose as to what to do.
IMHO (in my humble opinion) Yes, I'd suggest some shading and highlighting, but again only to match what you already accomplished with the arms. Conersely, had the arms been rendered without such dimension, then I'd call it a wrap.
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Thanks so much for the feedback. I am going to have a go at it and see what happens.
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Really nice. I do agree that the face needs depth which would mean a combo of shading and highlighting. Even something as simple as highlighting a cheek will make things pop a little more.

It's a sweet sweet portrait.



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Thank you so much for the feedback. I am currently working on trying to bring depth into face area. I am a 'learn on your own' artist so sometimes things do not as easy for me. I will post an updated photo when I finish the corrections. I really appreciate all the feedback. It is a help.
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very good painting...Cute baby
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Thanks so much! I am currently working on it to bring more dimension into it.
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Good job.
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