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03 March 2006, 07:36 AM
Hi guys and gals,

Here's something I'm working on now. It's a painting of my 2 weeks old daughter (born 3.18.06) and my wife. This is direct sketch of the original photograph.

I'm thinking of changing the background/scene from a hospital bed to something out in forest, meadow, etc. I'm thinking of covering them with flowers instead of the blanket.

I have still much to learn as far as digital painting, but I'm learning... :(

Here's where I am now. (I really need some help painting baby hair...)

Here's some detail shot:


C&C much welcome and greatly encourage...

Thanks for looking.


03 March 2006, 06:27 PM
I can't help you paint (because I suck at it) but I wanted to encourage you and say you did a great job! I love the idea of a forest in the background and being covered in flowers. I can't wait to see this complete. Congratulations on your daughter!

03 March 2006, 06:58 PM
It looks nice so far. Maybe instead of the white blanket and pillows you can color them with different pattersn/textures to give a more warm feel to the image, and perhaps a nice background like you talked about.

Was your baby really born with all that hair? That looks like a LOT for an infant.

03 March 2006, 01:37 AM
Thanks for the comments JTD - I'm trying different ideas right now, but yeah the outdoor scene might look good.

Hi Roja, thanks - I might try the patterns and texture, but I'm not sure how yet... :)
Yup, she had a very thick hair - although, probably not suppose to be as thick, that's one of my dilema, I still don't know how to paint baby hair (or hair in particular for that matter).

Here's the original photo:

03 March 2006, 03:29 AM
another piece I'm working on...

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