Monday, April 26, 2010

White Hawk

This is where I'm stopping.  The face is overworked and lost a few shapes. The bottom of the nose needs to be shortened so there isn't as much of the bottom part of the nostril showing.  Am I disappointed, yes but there is a bright side which is learning more about skin tones, and especially shadows.  So much to learn about those when working with skin.  Now to retrace this on to another piece of paper and try it again.


debwardart said...

Portraits are HARD - just don't give up!

Crystal Cook said...

Portraits ARE hard, but I love your positive attitude!!

And I think you did a wonderful job here. You have some really lovely, fresh colors in the skin tones. Which is tricky to do. And look at those eyes, you've captured so much expression!!

It's great Ann :)

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

Those look to me like pretty amazing skintones Ann, can't wait to see more!

Ann Buckner said...

Deb, definitely not giving up - started another painting of White Hawk. Right now it looks even worse but possibly can be salvaged.

Thanks Crystal :)

Thanks Teresa - you should see the one I just started - possum eyes and some hard edges that need to be softened - oh the challenges of watercolor - just got to love them. :)

Carole Barkett said...

wow, but this is beautiful

Ann Buckner said...

Carole, thank you. I enjoyed your blog and you live in a beautiful part of the country.