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    Portait of a friend

    Hello! Any ideas how i can improve this portrait?

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    Your colors look a bit muddy at the moment, try introducing some more red tones in her skin and also, the area under the top lips should be darker, along with the creases of her eyelids

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    Try to work in some of the redder tones you have around her eyes into the rest of the skin - she looks kind of green and pale-ish (i don't know if thats what she looking like, but it looks quite unnatural.) It seems like the inside of her mouth might be a little darker, since now it's close to the same color as her lips.

    Other htan that, its a great painting. Keep on workin it.

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    It's a good start. The hair looks good and the expression is clear. Everything looks like it is where it's supposed to be.

    However. The skin is, as mentioned by wil, a bit green and sickly, at the moment this woman looks a bit ill. There needs to be more reds included, and a different, less obvious shade of green. Try to work some contrasts into the image as well.

    Other than that, good start.

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    Something else to remember is that simply adding black to the shadow areas usually just looks dirty. Often the shadows are more saturated or a completely different color than the light areas.

    It looks like you are working directly from a photo, if that's the case then you can use the eye dropper and sample the original colors as a starting point.

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    can you post the photo your working from

    im trying.
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    I showed her the painting and ...lets say she didnīt exactly like it so iīm trowing this in the bin :/ ...Learn from my mistake. Donīt draw women you know unless you are a proffesional artist. They are hard to please.

    ...Thanks for your inputs though

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