jgarcia ~ This is such a nice and colorful painting! It's obvious you have a lot of experience painting people. I'm impressed!
Comments and critiques are welcome.
Alex, skin tone is very hard to get right, that is why there are lots of articles and videos on skin tones. Your hard work is paying off. Your skin tone in this portrait looks very good.
Jose, this is such a fun painting, so well done. I am certainly enjoying it and so glad you posted it.
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated
Alex very well done. I love the way you did the hair except may be some of the blue should have come further down her hair.
C and C always welcomed
Great painting Jose. You not only handle pastel very well you do portraits very well too.
Hello Claudia........knew you would try the crayons!
Alex..pretty portraits...agree about the profile similarities
Jose...I looked up your other paintings and although I previously said I thought your last one looked hurried I now realise that this is your style.
Enjoyed looking at all the work.
those who teach shall also learn and those who learn shall also teach - Peter Laslett
feel free to make constructive c/c...no digital alterations please
Alex, I like both of your ptgs. and so glad you had a go at them. The pinks are pretty in the first one and bring to mind all the bright colors seen in their woven cloths; also think her skin tones are good there. The the tones in the 2nd one are good too. I think darker darks (hair, etc.), may be something to think about if you try another, but it's very soft as it is and both are lovely. Great that you tried a new twist with the wet on wet.
Jose, I hadn't read your bio before, so I didn't realize you're from Guatemala, but am very happy that you connected with these photos and have achieved such a fine work from one. I've never been to Guatemala, but I wanted to use photos that had a personal connection to share - am friends with one of the therapists at the New Life School...will tell her to keep an eye open for your work/shows there. You've really captured the essence of this scene. I love it and think it's one of your best that I recall on AD.
Kim T (Kim513)
Hi everyone, here are my crayons. A photo challenge I thought would be easy but really wasn't. I even got a dog ear on the paper and it is straight just not in the photo. I downloaded instructions for coloured pencils and gave it a try. Prismacolor coloured pencils, 9"x12" 90 lb.Heavyweight Vellum Drawing paper.
Bonnie - What gets me is that you apparently haven't done any or much colored pencil before? and yet you produced this. You may want to keep c.p. in your repertoire from now on. You're going to need more of a challenge after this, so hope you take on a diff. photo to try as well.
Bonnie, I'm just floored and envious and thrilled for you! You downloaded CP instructions and did this? Wow. I'm with Kim. This is amazing. It is so inspiring to be surrounded with all this talent.
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Hi Bonnie! This colored pencil drawing (painting?) is amazing! You've almost reached the threshold of photo realism with this. You must do more with this medium!
Jen C & C's always welcome
Thank you, Kim, Alex, Nealey, and Jen. Glad you like the drawing, I guess I should continue trying the colored pencils. And yes I was inspired to try the pencils because of Sam's use of them. I will have to invest in a better pencil sharpener, it is important to have very sharp pencils.
Wow, Bonnie, your CP crayons are amazing, glad i posted my crayons first, after seeing yours I woudn't had the guts to post mine.
Alex, both portraits are lovely, I can't decide if i like one better.
Jose, I saw a few of your many pastels in the gallery aswell and I have to say that you're truly an expert on understanding the personal expressions of your subjects in your pastels.
C&C always welcome
Hello Bonny...agree with what everyone else has said. Clean and precise.