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It keeps getting better. Its a very ambitious project. That bit behind the little one's head could be her sister's hand raised to her shoulder.
Don't know about the likeness, but they are looking a lot happier. Have you checked the relative size of their heads as the two kids on the left have bigger one than the rest and actually look better for it.
Looking really good. When it's dry and framed, it'll look stunning.
What does the 'baby' think of it?
It took me ages to get used to digital. Like you, I still prefer traditional, but and least you can leave it when an unexpected guest arrives and not get back to dried out brushes.
Who is this lovely? One your jumper-outers?
Digital Aleee. Haha, fantastic. Stick with it and you may grow to love it Al.
WIP for a poster. I'm trying to use Gimp, but the biggest brush on there is a scratchy little thing and I don't know how to make my own.
Jigje, I don't think I'll ever get to like digital. With a lot of work and practise I might "get" digital; but I don't think it'll ever be as intuitive as real-life materials are for me. It feels like I'm drawing wearing boxing gloves. I just don't enjoy the process.... Good to se you around again, though.
Blackspot, ole Greenface is a mask I used to use... so, I guess you could say that it's a self-portrait
I recognise another SP in the latest. You could try the free version of the software I use. No layers on free version though, but I don't think that will hinder you.
My husband does medieval-style paintings; acrylic on board. He's hard-pressed at the moment and needs an apprentice. This is his work...
...and this is the test piece I did for him...
The proportions of the board I worked on are different to the original and so I had to alter the position of the horse's tail and crop the rocky outcrops a little.
30+ hours of painting, sanding, re-painting, more sanding, more painting, defining... and it still needs to be distressed before I can call it finished.
I'm never sure which forum to comment on these days. Please keep this one up as well as I prefer CA.
Back atcha, Grandma!
This is one where the original idea was mine. Blame the vuvuzelas in the World Cup. So, this is not an adaptation of someone else's work, although you'll find similar elsewhere. This is mine, all mine. Acrylic on gesso'd board. About five/six layers of paint so far...
I'm not a patient person, so going over and over this in thin layers is driving me crazy, but I'm beginning to appreciate just how much of a design element there is in this kind of painting. It'll be another day or two and four or five more layers before I get to play with details/decoration.
Will you learn gilding to finish it off? Lovely blue - perfect.
Layers and layers and layers later, I'm starting to work on the details.
All I'm using with the acrylic paint is water. The only way I can make the colours rich is to paint thin layer over thin layer. Even with acrylic paint's fast drying time, I still have to wait between layers.
Still a long way to go yet.
You're getting a nice depth with the colour if that's any consolation. I like the curls, I'm a total sucker for men with curly hair.
Been busy with other things, but I've started this landscape
Can't work on it any more right now, because I want to do some washes on it, and it's still wet...
Different for me, because I'm working with paint that's thicker than usual. Long way to go still...
Last edited by alesoun; September 19th, 2010 at 03:37 PM. Reason: Typo *sigh*
I know it's early days and you're probably working from reference, but if you made the the spur higher, it would help the composition a lot more. At the moment you're boxing the picture off.
Looks awesome so far! The only crit I have is that the dark land formation in the foreground is very close in value to the dark shore in the background, so they kinda blend together. Based on the distance between them, I feel like that dark shore should be even lighter in comparison to the formation in the foreground to separate them more visually.