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    Hi All,

    I've done this painting but I'm not happy with it. The trouble is, I don't know what to do with it to make it better either so I'm after some help and suggestions please. Here's the painting,

    Stuck For What To Do

    It's not right but where did I go wrong and is it fixable or do I just have to start again with this one do you think?

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    Nice painting. It might be salvageable (I sure would try to save it before I started over)

    1) Though I like the general look, I think the overpainting of her clothes onto other areas of the picture is wrong. I would correct this.
    2) With this paintings simplicity, I would add 1 or 2 layers of shadow... but no more. I think this will add enough depth to add intrigue without adding too much detail.
    3) She is missing a jaw line. I think this needs to be added.
    4) She is developing a "pooch" with her lower abdominal muscles. I would consider tightening this up... unless it's intended for a womens career center or something like that... then I might leave it as it is.

    Nice painting.

    I hope this helps.

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    you could also try taking out the top line you did for her lip..
    looks like a little mustache..
    the middle and lower line will represent her lips just fine on their own.

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    I would draw a little bit of her right upper arm. It's possible that's it exactly behind the left one, but it looks a little weird and lazy. Just like you did with the legs, only showing a little of the other arm is enough.

    I agree with JT on the overpainting, correcting this would look better.

    Correcting these things and with a darker red for shadows, I think it's finished. I like your lines

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    great advice thanks peeps all makes sense I think I will just change the background completely as it might be quite difficult getting rid of some of the black lines otherwise. I have an idea in mind. Thanks!

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