View Full Version : Delicate, Sara Justesen (2D)
07-18-2007, 12:04 PM
Name: Sara Justesen
Country: United States
Fabrics! This is the first time that I've ever attempted painting draped fabric, and surprisingly enough it was relatively simple and I'm almost satisfied with it. :) I also experimented with different colors, skin tones, and light sources.
Techs: I used a hard-edged round brush for the entire figure and a custom brush for the background.
Comments and crits are welcome.
07-18-2007, 01:25 PM
Not bad effort. I do like the face and your approach to the skin colors. The green highlight blends nicely. An the fabric looks good for a first time approach. However, not sure about some proportions of the girl. The neck feels a bit long, shoulders a bit too low, and the hands a bit bigger. Did you use any references? At first glance you don't notice much but then afterwords that's the only parts that look a bit off place for me. I'm not the most expert in proportions so I might be mistaken. Lets see what others thing.
Hope my comments help, and still is a great job done. Keep it up! ;)
07-18-2007, 04:59 PM
The proportions are off, pretty much what LorisArts said. I don't know if the liquify filter can fix stuff. See this comment (http://www.henningludvigsen.com/wordpress/?page_id=173). I'm not sure if you know about the horizontal flip trick either. Staring at the same image can make you blind to problems, so if you mirror the image periodically that can make it fresh to your eyes and you can often catch the mistakes without having to get someone else's opinion.
The fabric and lighting looks good. The face and skin is very pretty. Good job!
07-18-2007, 05:20 PM
To LorisArts: First, thank you for your opinions on this! About the proportions, you're probably right about all of this. I only used a sketch I did of my sister to go by and frequent trips to the bathroom mirror to analyse myself posing like this.
To jamesreynolds: Yes, I'm aware of the horizontal flip trick, and I used it when I first started this piece until I got the basic structures and placement, and then a few more times toward finishing...but I guess it still didn't help....Instead of using photo references for this, I kinda just went by my eyes and instinct..every painting is a learning experience though. :) Thank you!!
Yeah, you should go by feel, the more you do the better and easier it gets to spot your own problems.
You did really well on the colors and lighting so don't be discouraged by the crits, there's a lot of potential in your work so keep it up.
07-18-2007, 07:54 PM
its a beautifull monochromatic picture!!you should make a serie of "colour" pictures! green as a calming, resting colour defines beautifully title "delicate"
i gave you 4 stars because the hand looks a bit too big and manly but you are doing a wonderfull work!!!keep it up!
07-18-2007, 08:05 PM
To niva: Thank you so much for the words of wisdom and the boost of encouragement.:)
To calisto: Thank you! I'll think more about the colour series idea, it sounds like a lot of fun! Thank you also for the 4 stars, I really appreciate that.
07-22-2007, 02:13 PM
Nice soft lighting and the depth in expression is nicely acheived..Some anatomy issues are there on her chin part..All the best..Take carez..Cheers:)
07-23-2007, 05:10 PM
To hasansgrafix: Hello friend! Thank you, your kind words and critique are much appreciated! :)
07-23-2007, 05:10 PM
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