Original Paintings will always be on left, my study on the right.
1. Young Woman Arranging Her Hair by Alexander
I loved mainly the flow of her pose. The deep shading on her chest and right (our left) arm work extremely well with leading the eye up and to the face + arms. The atmosphere was very melancholy which I liked. The whole picture feels very circular and round.
I never did many studies like these in my highschool art classes, so this is fairly new to me, which I'm sure is painfully obvious. Next piece though I'm going to use a different brush for more blending. Any tips on how to make raw practice like this less painful? The time went by fairly quickly but I was still occasionally dwelling on my below mediocre skills while painting. I'm not sure how to get out of the habit of being so hard on myself and my art, especially now.
Looking forward to critiques from this site though!