Jen - I love the eggs, great job on the color choices. I still don't have the patience.
Jim - love the picture of Audrey, so lovely
Bonnie - Thanks for sharing, Nice job with the leaves and background.
Catherine - I think I would like to see more values and darks in her and her dress.
Critique and criticism appreciated.
Catherine, your drawing of Aubrey is well done. You captured so many aspects of her - the foot turning in, the Easter dress, the long, flowing hair. I agree about the length of the neck being too long. Kudos for you for trying a figure and face. Keep practicing.
Jim, when one does a value study, one focuses on the darks and lights. So many artist are afraid to put the darks in but they are what make the lights pop. Taking the time to look for the darkest dark and the lightest light prepares one to create a strong painting.
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Fred, there was something additional I meant to mention about your painting of the old homestead - you did such a great job of showing the dark shaded portion to the left (our left) of the entranceway.
Jean, what a wonderful treatment of San Antonio's RiverWalk! The splashy, impressionistic style you used so perfectly conveyed the color and atmosphere and motion of it.
Bonnie, this is such a pretty painting of daffodils. I've seen them in lightly wooded areas where they seem to catch the sun and spring out from a dark surrounding area, just as you portrayed them. Plus, to echo others, the leaves are beautifully done, too.
Catherine, your pencil drawing of Aubrey is so sweet and delicate, and, contrary to what you think about your portrayal of faces, her face is innocent and pretty and sweet - very well drawn. You're such a wonderful artist, with a delicate touch, and I'm so interested in seeing you develop a broader contrast in values. Sometimes we have to almost force ourselves to put more contrast on the paper ...
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Thank you everyone. I wasn't able to get the tilt of her head the way it was in the photo so I portrayed her with her head at the angle I did. I think that the neck is alright with the head at this angle. I added some value to her cheek and the side of her nose. I also tweeked the eye a little along with toning down the light in the bow.
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(No digital alterations please)
Marsha, love the pictures and so many to choose from. I love them all. Happy painting everyone.
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Yes Catherine I think this is better. You have certainly captured the delicateness of Audrey so well. Such a good sketch.
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Cath, Your drawing of Aubrey is coming along very nicely, the added darks are very nice.
Here is what I see, I really think you have captured everything like everyone said, the dress, bows, shoe position basket eggs all look really good. If I may point out what I see. Look at her shoulder under her chin, and the light off of her hair on that side. notice the shadow on the sleeve compared to the light cast on the arm holding the basket. the sweater edge on our rightside isn't the edge of the arm, that arm is ever so slightly showing on that side,,, that will help you make the head tilt. As you said these are the pre drawings prior to a painting. just practice the upper torso to rather than the whole painting, you have the rest of the painting right. the hand included... great job.
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Its 1:30am My eyes are tangled and I zenned out...... here is my first zentangle egg... I have a hidden message in it as well... lets see who decifers it first....
Jen I challenged you to color them and you did, I will do that next... so you won't be alone....
Hi Marsha, love your zentangle egg. I really like your basket weave pattern and the pattern with the diamond shapes that for me reference decorated eggs. I think there's sure to be a chick in that egg. I also think the pattern that looks like leaves on the top is interesting and gives a sense of layers but am not sure about the leaf with the sad faces. Maybe you were working with the egg upside down. Just kidding. Very nice.
Thank you Jen and Jean I know a lttle about painting darks and lights first [not much] but didn't know it was called values Sam thanks for the info
I like both sketchs Catherine keep them coming
Marsha beautiful egg looking forward to seeing it in technicolor nice job
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Jen and Marsha your eggs are great! I really like the ones you've colored Jen. It would be neat to use a safe paint to actually decorated Easter egss like that. Well, I added some color to Alice's dress, bow and shoes. I'm going to take Jen's advice and do a big sketch of her until I can get that head tilt angle. I painted watercolor onto the thin sketch paper so please allow for the puckering in the paper. I think the bit of color made my attempt a little more productive.
Like the first time watching the wizard of Oz when it goes from black and white to color keep it going Catherine wether it is an exactly like the photo doesn't matter at all
Thank you Jim, I really really appreciate your encouragment. :)
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