Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Nun is Done

More or less finished - and looking a bit grainy in the photo. Only a couple of little touch-ups to go.
Here is the original photo to compare.

8 comments:

  1. Vicky,

    You didn't have a very good photo to use but you have produced a wonderful drawing. Are you happy with it? I'd love to see it in real life. By the time I next get to see you, the nun will be hanging on someone else's wall!!

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  2. Wow, the nun looks so good! I'd never have guessed that you'd drawn it from a black and white photo. What will you next project be?

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  3. Thank you, Sue. I'm quite happy with the nun and the background but I'm not so happy with the habit. If the reference photo was clearer, I may have approached it differently. I think this particular portrait actually looks nicer in real life because the computer doesn't show up the background - it had faded a lot.

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  4. Thanks, Immy. I have a special soul planned for my next portrait, but I have some preparatory work to do first! In the meantime, I might do some colour sketches and illustrative work.

    I appreciate your feedback, Immy:)

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  5. Wow that is awesome! I never would have thought you had used a black and white photo.
    ~
    Autumn

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  6. Thank you, Autumn. There are some advantages of working from a black and white photo - Norman Rockwell used to do it and he'd change the colours along the way. But, you need to know how to use colour first.

    I appreciate your feedback, Autumn - thanks for commenting:)

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  7. Thank you for your encouragement, as always, Mary. Hugs:)

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Thank you for reading my blog. I appreciate your comments and feedback. Vicky