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Donni
07-05-2013, 02:09 PM
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!

https://www.artistforum.com/art/imgp0651-6954-738.jpg[/IMG]

corydulos
07-05-2013, 06:17 PM
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.

Donni
07-05-2013, 10:12 PM
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.

corydulos
07-07-2013, 01:18 PM
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. :)

Donni
07-07-2013, 03:20 PM
Thanks so much for the feedback. I am going to have a go at it and see what happens.

chanda95
07-15-2013, 11:56 AM
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.

Donni
07-15-2013, 01:08 PM
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.

ncartco
07-18-2013, 06:11 AM
very good painting...Cute baby

Donni
07-18-2013, 09:49 AM
Thanks so much! I am currently working on it to bring more dimension into it.

nullnaught
03-18-2014, 10:46 PM
Good job. :)

MegansBeadedDesigns
03-20-2014, 10:26 AM
Would love to see it when you've made the changes. Very adorable image.

Loris
04-04-2014, 06:07 PM
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!

https://www.artistforum.com/art/imgp0651-6954-738.jpg[/IMG]

Hi danni, if you want watch this link and see how I did the lights and shadows in this portrait of Anne Hathaway using colored pastel, if you want you can write to me for any question.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVQzP1YCwCI