Friday, October 14, 2011

What's happening in my craft room?

Here is what I've done so far.
I did not realize her arm was small
compared to her head and her body
till I had glued it on.
Now I am going to have to cover it up
with something! 
Any suggestions?

This is how I did her face-
My sister Peggy told me the easiest way to
learn how to draw a face was 
to trace faces again and again
till your hand muscles remember.
So that is what I did.

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36 comments:

  1. what a beautiful job. Keep up the good work!!!

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  2. I so like your version of HER!

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  3. Good likeness of the mag pic ~thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy PPF

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  4. How about a scarf? You could drape it over her arm, have it go around her back or something like that. I don't now if you'd call it a scarf or a shawl, but I see them everywhere. =)

    Love your work.

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  5. I love it, Patsy, and I don't think you should cover/change her arm! It's perfectly imperfect and lovely in so many ways :)

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  6. I agree with Jennifer - I don't think you need to cover it up.... it's stylized! :o)

    Beautiful piece... and I love the idea about "tracing" faces until your hand remembers. Seems like there could be a neat spiritual parallel to that...

    Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I love it like it is...but you can do what feel right for you because this is your art. I think it is wonderful..don't nit-pic the sizes of things. it was meant to be as it is , maybe right ? Just my thoughts off the tip of my brain. your sister is very sweet too what a great idea about training the mind with tracing faces to improve .. that is what I will try... I'm afraid of making people a little bit. I stick with my love of nature.

    happy PPF..HUGS to you, my friend

    - KAT -

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  8. Do you find tracing helps? I've not tried this but now it's been said I guess it makes total sense. Gorgeous work, thanks for stopping by my blog, much love Jenny

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  9. I love it : )
    You are talented.
    What about a scarf that is draping around her neck and arm...would that camoflauge the small arm? I don't know.

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  10. A really lovely likeness! I wouldn't worry about the arm. It isn't a photo. It's a painting, after all. Sometimes we can over-work a painting. Stop and look to see if it is where you want it to be. I like the tracing over the face technique. Faye

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  11. Very pretty!

    I think it's fun and stylized the way it is but long sleeves might help?

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  12. I kind of like the arm as it is.... it looks right in a way. I am loving the way the background is developing... it has a lot of depth
    xx

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  13. Love it - we all go thru changes and adjustments with our art - part of that creative process right?

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  14. your artwork is just stunning. thank you for the warm comment on my blog. you have such true talent so it means so much!

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  15. You've captured the essence of her face to be sure, lovely work! Happy PPF!

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  16. What a pretty face you have captured! Nice work!

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  17. You've totally captured her smile. Amazing!

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  18. the focus point is her face, and it grabs one's attention..love your textures, i am going to try the tracing...and see if it helps for me too..

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  19. I think the arm is good and it's just so her.. like a shy girl. Love the technique. Great art!

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  20. This is so happy, love all the bright colors. I didn't notice her arm until you said something, so it's mostly noticeable to you I think.

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  21. I think her and her arm are fabulous just as they are...but you could give her a bouquet of flowers if you really think you need to hide it!

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  22. Well done it is looking great and I like the arms being like that so I would leave it!
    ManonX

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  23. such beautiful work,, amazing,, thankyou for visiting me as well! I love Paint Party Friday!

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  24. WOW!! You are seriously talented!! Beautiful art!

    Have a nice day!

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  25. Great likeness and wonderful background.

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  26. Hi Patsy! You know, I hardly noticed the fault you identified. My attention was confined on her face and the great blending of colors.

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  27. I love it! I think she looks great just the way she is. I love your style! Beautiful work. Thanks so much for joining us 'in the studio' to share! :)

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  28. I like the arm too, but if you were wanting to cover it up, maybe have here holding a bunch of flowers!

    You may find researching DaVinci's golden means helpful for your figure drawing/painting. I know I did. When I started out with the figure I used it a lot in order to understand the relationship of one body part to an other. Here is a Diagram I did up using the golden means principal. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=332260079094&set=a.176661059094.122732.119894169094&type=3&theater

    xx

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  29. I like this the way it is, great job. If you really want to cover the arm because you feel you should I do like the suggestion of a scarf or shawl, but unless it really bothers you I would leave it as it.

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  30. Great face! Love the cheekones. :)

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  31. I think you should leave it the way it is. That's the beauty of art, it can be perfectly imperfect. Love it!

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  32. Hi Patsy,
    Thankyou so much for popping in and following me - I love your work, you are extremely talented, I will be back again, that's for sure. Hugs, Teresa x

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  33. Love her face...I'll have to try that technique. I have not done that before, but would love the practice. Thank you for sharing!

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  34. It's looking really great so far. Whatever you decide please do share with us the final work. We want to see! Happy PPF!

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  35. She is gorgeous and I wouldn't change a thing!Excellent painting!!!! Deb

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I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy