Thursday, February 17, 2011

Barbara, Update 2

After receiving helpful suggestions from members in the Portraiture Forum at Wet Canvas and the Portrait Forum at Painting Friends, more changes were made.  I want to thank them all for their encouragement and their valuable help.  

A comparison photo of the before and after changes.  You will notice that I made her neck a bit younger looking by smoothing out the values with less emphasis on the drooping skin.  Hope she likes this drawing even though I see things that could be improved. 

One other thing I would like to mention is that the paper is actually a soft white and not all gray as shown in the photos.  The photos were taken indoors with fluorescent and incandescent lighting.


Sandy Maudlin said...

Ann, This portrait grabbed my eye. It is beautifully done. great job!

Ann Buckner said...

Sandy thanks so much. Like your avatar.

Jane said...

Excellent portrait, and i love the fact that you show the sequence, it shows that sometimes it takes "courage" to go on further, because even if the first one looks perfect, putting more shadow and contrast made it even better.