Friday, 30 September 2011

Portrait of Rachael WIP 3


Worked some more on this, mainly the hat, neck area and clothing.  This is a picture with lots of light and shade of varying intensity and allows me to practice getting the tones to look convincing.  One thing I've learned is that if I see a particular area that needs to be darker, it's sometimes better to achieve that by leaving it alone and lightening the adjacent areas instead.  For me,it's all about constant adjustments, little by little, always being mindful of the picture as a whole.

Rachael's hat and dress were rendered only with some of the colours I've already used on her skin and the background.  It gives the image a green tinge I think, but I like it.  It's almost finished, just a few minor adjustments to do here and there.

 

6 comments:

sue said...

Well your break from drawing hasn't held you back any Janet ... beautiful work and so fast!!

Carolina said...

Hi Janet! Welcome back!!!
I love the portrait, and your learning curve :) Wow, for me it seems for you as riding a bike, you'll never forget :) And I like her expression too, the "screen saver" expression, as if she was looking into the infinite... and beyond...
Un gran abrazo,
Carolina

Janet Pantry said...

Thank you Sue and Carolina. I surprised myself by what I've remembered! Carolina ... 'screen saver' expression! Love that, so funny!! x

Sadeu said...

very good drawings and paintings, Janet : )

Katherine Thomas said...

Janet, this is wonderful! I need to learn skin tones from you! I love the backlighting effect that you did around the face especially. This is an awesome portrait!

Janet Pantry said...

Thanks Sadeu, appreciate your comment. Just had a quick look at your work ~ beautiful paintings. Will have a longer look when I translate it into English! Lol.

Thanks Katherine, good to be in touch again. I have a lot to learn myself! x

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