Thursday, 5 December 2013

Faces


Whenever I've done faces before they've been outlines - no shading. But I've seen so many fabulous faces on blogs shaded with wild colours and looking gorgeous. So here's my first real attempt using oil pastels. The thing I learned was that more colour was better. When I was tentative and only applied a little colour, there were gaps. Once I started to be bolder, the colours started to blend and look better. It's still a little blocky, but over all I'm pleased with it.



15 comments:

  1. you are busy in faces... great.. I also try it again and again... sometimes it's so difficult to me ..grrr
    and I never can make a portrait .. that looks similar to the picture I use as reference but far away from a portrait!

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  2. great highlighting on the lips and eyes - one of the most difficult things to accomplish. Happy ppf !

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  3. Your first steps with the new technique are very beautiful - happy PPF!
    Erika

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  4. Looking good! I love colourful faces too and this one is a super start :)

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  5. Wow Tracy, it's hard to believe you've never did that before. The lady looks awesome!

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  6. Keep going...you are on to something here. Love her colorful face.

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  7. keep up the good work Tracy! I know too well how hard it is (for me) to do faces but I'm finding that the more I practice and the bolder I get , the better they actually look.

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  8. loving the bold colours. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  9. That is looking so beautiful,well done.

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  10. Great job. The mouth is perfect
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  11. This is very good. I like the look of it. Blessings, Janet PPF

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