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portrait of my Grandaughter and the Queen

Postby kaz2014 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:30 pm

portrait


recently finished please can i have some feedback
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Re: portrait of my grandaughter

Postby NoreenTorelli » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:03 pm

It's very well done so far! You handled the medium effectively. The proportions seem correct for a young child but I don't know what she really looks like in real life. A photo to compare to would be helpful. One suggestion that I have would be to include her shoulders a bit more so she looks less like her head is floating in space. Also, I wonder how you reproduced/captured this image? Even though it is a work in progress, it would be easier to give feedback with a better photo of the work. If you need suggestions on how to photograph your work, I could give you a couple pointers! :)
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Re: portrait of my grandaughter

Postby ehoeveler » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:05 pm

It looks beautiful - features in balance, eyes gorgeous and I love the glow of her hair. I do ask that, when you post, to please give us the clearest shot possible. :) Thank You, E
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Re: portrait of my grandaughter

Postby kaz2014 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:53 am

Thanks for your replies, really appreciate and noted your comments.....I can see what you are saying by pic quality as im taking these pic's on 2mp blackberry phone plus taken during the evening.
The Picture was drawn from a photograph and cant upload it as i dont have a scanner, but im working right at this moment on a more familiar face the queen which is in progress for 2 hrs now, not finished but ive uploaded it for your comments please

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Re: portrait of my Grandaughter and the Queen

Postby kaz2014 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:25 am

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Re: portrait of my Grandaughter and the Queen

Postby NoreenTorelli » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:42 pm

Wow! I'm really impressed with your drawing of the Queen! It seems pretty spot on!
As for the pic quality, I totally understand the troubles with taking photos indoors especially in the evening!
My suggestion would to be to get two clamp lights from your local hardware store (they cost maybe 6 or 7 bucks each?)
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You can prop the drawing (or tape it if it is unattached to a sketchbook) against a wall and angle these lights at the work. However, when you angle the lights at the paper, make sure to actually position the direct light passed the work so that the indirect light illuminates on the paper itself. This will prevent glare on the piece but should also give sufficient lighting, which will reduce the "noise" seen on the photos or your work.
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It's kinda hard to explain but I hope that helps! It's cheaper (although slightly harder) than buying a scanner. :)

Once again, you're doing an awesome job with those drawings! That's why good photos are so important! ^_^
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Re: portrait of my Grandaughter and the Queen

Postby kaz2014 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:02 pm

Thanks NoreenTorelli
Ive noted your light recommendation thanks
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Re: portrait of my Grandaughter and the Queen

Postby NoreenTorelli » Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:21 pm

kaz2014 wrote:Thanks NoreenTorelli
Ive noted your light recommendation thanks


You're welcome! ^_^
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Re: portrait of my Grandaughter and the Queen

Postby ehoeveler » Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:54 pm

Her Majesty looks great - feature correct, great hair/tiara and on the job. The appraising stare is daunting -
perhaps she was checking out Princess Di! BTW who is that girl with the beauty mark? Amy Winehouse?
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Re: portrait of my Grandaughter and the Queen

Postby kaz2014 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:11 pm

thank you for your great comments towards my work , i know theres been alot of controversy with portraits of the queen so to read your comment was very uplifting
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Re: portrait of my Grandaughter and the Queen

Postby kaz2014 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:14 pm

forgot to mention yes its Amy Winehouse , another work in progress hope to see finished version soon
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Re: portrait of my Grandaughter and the Queen

Postby kcortese » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:15 pm

Your portraits are done very well. I especially love your granddaughter's portrait. Since the Queen is a WIP, it looks to me that the eye on the right is a little bigger than the other. Maybe bring the eyelid to the level and shape of the other one. But, perhaps the Queen actually looks like that. You can see correct perspective by turning your sketch into a mirror which will show you anything that needs corrected. That's what I always did, and it helped me a great deal.

Thank you for sharing your talented work.

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Re: portrait of my Grandaughter and the Queen

Postby kaz2014 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:03 pm

Thanks Kcortese for the feedback the eye you mentioned is the same in the picture that it was drawn from, its slightly bigger than the left. I have been thinking about changing it... but brings a whole new debate about changing features....as I have sometimes changed slight turns in eyes on request of friends orders and it changes the persons look....what do you reckon? should features be changed just to look visually pleasing?

Must say loving the feedback im getting from you's all
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Re: portrait of my Grandaughter and the Queen

Postby kaz2014 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:49 am

Here's the Picture that I have drawn from....
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Re: portrait of my Grandaughter and the Queen

Postby kaz2014 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:53 am

Its nearly finished ....Ive made some alterations around the eye more so shading
Will be uploading finished Portrait soon hopefully all goes well
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Re: portrait of my Grandaughter and the Queen

Postby kcortese » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:20 am

Wow!
Her eye "really" looks like that. No need to change anything.
You did a fantastic job on the portrait.
Keep up the good work.

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Re: portrait of my Grandaughter and the Queen

Postby kaz2014 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:27 am

Here's where Im at so far, just the pain staking jewellery to do next.... Features have slightly changed for the better hopefully, look forward to the feed back which has helped me

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Re: portrait of my Grandaughter and the Queen

Postby Symphoneus » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:10 pm

Well.. I have to say!
Drawing a good portrait is no joke (my portraits are a joke).

On the queen:
Your shading is awesome, and from looking at the jewelry and hair, you've put quite a lot of time into the details.
I really like the eyes! They're filled with "life".
(The neck is also super-awesome!)


These portraits are really nice to look at!
(SOFT SHADOWS RULE THE DARK!!! 8p)
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The fate of men, might weigh on me,
But I take that sin quite well,
Only cold wins, in the dark it seems,
But I hear there's warmth in hell...
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Re: portrait of my Grandaughter and the Queen

Postby jenn_iam » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:11 am

Wow.. looking at your source photo, your drawing is spot on! Excellent job!
May your world be painted in the Brightest of colors!

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Re: portrait of my Grandaughter and the Queen

Postby rhknigh » Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:45 pm

Beautiful drawings, I like how you translate the elements from color to graphite only, it is magical.

Noreen is spot-on about the clamp lights, every artist I know practically has those all over their workspace. They are easy to transport which is also a bonus. Light is sooo important! :idea: 8)
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