Monday, April 19, 2010

Okay, This Time I Really Mean It...

I know this is obsessive, but I figured out the problem. Her face just seemed a little wide, flat and pale. Her ear placement was a little off, she needed more shading on the underside of her face, her hairline didn’t come over far enough, and she begged more highlighting on her upper cheek. I may be the only one who can see any change, but I feel much better about it now.

Oh, and I shaded the grass a little more at her side…


  1. Hi Bridget,
    Here is what I read today: "A painting is never finished--it simply stops in interesting places." Paul Gardner :)

  2. I like that, Liza! I think I'm going to adopt that as a motto. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. I'll never tire of hearing you say that, Glenn :)

  4. Your comment section is acting funky. I have no idea if you've gotten the other comments I sent in...

    Anyway, here it is again:

    Oh, I think the shading you did on her face works really well. It's as bad as a novel! Never finished. :)

  5. Michelle: I think sometimes blogger randomly eats comments!

    You're so right about the never finished thing--perhaps that carries over to many artistic endeavors? I know it's what has driven me to be such a detailed watercolorist--I have a hard time calling something done.

  6. Yes, Bridget, my brother is a 3D artist, and he has expressed the same emotions and frustrations over never being finished or getting his projects to exactly where he first envisioned. There's simply a point where you must stop.


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