Hello, this is a 4" x 7" WC pencil study on 140 pound hot pressed paper of one of the students in the background of the 'king of the class' photo.
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Alex, this portrait is lovely. Your use of the colour on her face is a nice touch connecting the background with the foreground and goes well with her brown eyes.
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated
Thanks so much, Bonnie!
Alex, very beautiful portrait of the little girl in the background. I like the pink reflections in the hair, on her neck and face, very pretty.
C&C always welcome
Alex I love the purple in the background and on her cheek. It really brings out the skin tones..
C and C always welcomed
Claudia ~ Good paintings of the crayons! I like how you added the scribbles to the paper - very creative you are!
Alex ~ I knew this portrait of the girl was yours right away! Nice and soft and I like how you painted her complexion.
Comments and critiques are welcome.
Thank you Nealey, for the comment on my crayon drawing,highly appreciated.
Geri and Nealey, thanks so much for your comments. I did a lot of research last night on painting skin tones with WC and hope to make significant improvements in that area.
Claudia I forgot to comment on your crayons the first tine through. You did pick a challenge ti start the month. A lot of lines to keep straight and to keep them round. The colors look like reel crayon colors too. Good work
Jen C & C's always welcome
Jen, thank you for your encouraging words!
I had such a hard time making the skin of the Guatemalan student look right that I spent a lot of time reading up on WC portrait effects last night. This is a portrait of a Guatemalan girl done solely to use the wet-on-wet technique with my WC pencils (applied with a brush), which I had never done before, and I'm pleased with the results. I know the ear is too small, but the main thing is that I was able to get a pretty skin tone. It is approximately 4" x 3" on 140 pound hot pressed paper. I love that some of the children's faces look like faces on a Mayan relief.
since you were so kind as to put the people of my country in this months challenge, I just had to participate
Jose, no one portrays expressions on faces as wonderfully as you do. They look like they are having so much fun! Thank you for posting this.
Alex this portrait is even better than the last one. Good job on her soft facial features & the dash of dark brown hair over her ear is wonderful. Children are so hard to paint and you did it well.