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    Angry Painting gorgeous Rylee...

    This is Rylee from the Texas. I thought I'd paint her.
    Here's 2 hours of work (on and off) with the image that's I'm using as reference.
    Painting gorgeous Rylee...

    Tell me what I'm doing right/wrong.
    Thank you, I take all critiques into condiseration and actually love them more than Strawberry Toaster Strutles.
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    I think you have a great start so far. the flesh tones aren't that bad, either. But as anyone would advise, you should lay color in the ENTIRE composition before taking it too far with one particular aspect. The reason being is that if you devote too much time to detail early on for on particular section, that section will seem "isolated" and in a world of it's own. It also will force you to dictate the rest of the colors according to the flesh tone you put down, since you won't want to re-do all that work when you find that the flesh isn't matching very well color-wise with the rest of the portrait.
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    Alright, thanks a bunch ParkerD. So your saying to just not go into detail too early into the piece. Like after I've figured out the sizes and colors then that's when I should go into detail? Okie Dokie. Thanks again!
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    that, and it may be an idea to rough out your composition and background at this point. it will allow for any quick changes, if theres something that may cast a shadow on her, for example, before you get too bogged down in your final rendering. great skin tones, good likeness so far, just watch it with the mouth, you dont want to make her a boy (add some more pink). shes a cutie is she a singer?
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    The one thing that I would go for, and this is probably just an opinion, is to capture that stance she has going on a little better. Her hip sticks out a bit and she has her back curved back just a hint, too. So, I think that maybe that would capture a little more of the attitude of her pose. I hope that this helped some.
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    Hey... Just one thing really... the midsection looks a little too long.....Great attempt though.
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    hi ,

    nice start.

    I think as for likeness she hads more right cheek showing in the reference than in your picture. look at the curve from the shaddow thats cast from her hair on the right side. Take a look at the nose area i think the angle could be improved less of the left cheek is showing.. look at the triangle between the nose and the eye and compare to the reference. In fact theres slightly more of a curve to that side of the face in the reference than in your drawing.

    i also agree with the midsction length stated above.

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    UPDATE: 5 more hours. In all 7 hours of work (on and off).
    Painting gorgeous Rylee...

    'stoph.: she might be a singer. i met her on myspace. thanks for the tips!
    madplanet: thanks! but as you can see, i've already painted her. maybe i could edit some stuff and make her
    bluephoenix: thanks! i can see that, maybe i'll change it - maybe not. heh
    imperess: thank you. yes, i squished her face a bit in the new one to make her look more like the ref. i love her shirt, and i'm gonna ask her if i can have it. haha.
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    the only crit I'm going to give is that the mouth could look a little more pouty...extend the line of her mouth a little more...other than that I think this is pretty accurate...good deal...
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    Ok, update - another hour and a half; worked on the sizes and crap:
    Painting gorgeous Rylee...
    capt underoo: thanks for the crit. i worked on her mouth. how does it look?

    Love the critz, keep them coming!
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    dunno if youve noticed it or had it pointed out to you, but her upper body is slightly longer than that in the photo. i dont get the impression that youre painting at a larger scale - note that the grass and fence match up to that in the photo - and when regarding the proportions of the legs and head, id say this is very much the case (that the torso is too tall). very nice updates so far tho

    EDIT: oh and not to be crude, her chest is lacking a little bit compared to the ref. i think its because her belly doesnt angle in as much as it should on the left side of screen.
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    looking good so far. i think you need to watch the pelvis and the way its slanting in the ref. that makes a big impact on weight and connection to upper body. hair mass also has more height in the ref; especially towards the back of her head. all minor stuff, but check it out.
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    wow man. looking sweeet! Watch the abdomen area and top of her head, that's all I see right now. Good execution!
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