Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Another Portrait Attempt



Trying again to get closer to sketching a likeness. BIG SIGH!

15 comments:

Deborah Lowe said...

I'm so excited to have "met". I love Danny Gregory's site. I've found so many interesting and talented artists like you whose work I so admire. I too am in North Carolina. Where in NC are you located??

kate said...

I can't get past being the teacher, can I? Notice how lively your expression is in the photo (big surprise, knowing you, girl!*g*) Your eyebrows are arched, quite a bit farther from your eyes, in the sketch, and your mouth (much better, by the way, with the big smile!) has a really cute bow to it--a distinct break in the middle, and the corners are raised in that gorgeous smile. One more shot at it, please please please?*G*

kate said...

Siiigh, that would be "THAN in the sketch..." Duh...

Teri C said...

Yeah for Lin! You did it again! I love the big smile! It is how I picture you in my mind.

Marilyn said...

Bravo for you - I left a comment on the first try that I meant to leave on this one. You are truly an inspiration to the rest of us.
Marilyn

Artsy Momma Chic said...

portraits period are hard for me! ya know a trick I do that helps, I turn the referance picture upside down when I'm drawing. that way I'm forced to look at the lines instead of the picture!

Thanks for your comments on my blog!!

martha in ny said...

Great Job Lin. I especially like the mouth! What a big difference from the first rty-the smile and joy come through!

Laura said...

You have as lively and warm and pretty a face as I'd imagined--and in this second drawing, you've begun to do yourself justice ;D. Well done, Lin!

Nancy Edwards said...

First time I've commented, but your second attempt makes it worth it. How much improved is your rendition of your smile! It's great; so much more expressive and reflective. It's an honor to see your improvement.

Penny said...

Wow Lyn -- I also am impressed by the way you took to Kate's suggestions. I hope she'll comment on mine as well!! Private tutoring!! Ha! Ha! Anyway, it is wonderful. And, by the way, thank you for the comments you often leave on my site!!

Linda said...

Oh, you did it! Great! Marvelous! Wonderful!

Terri said...

Lin!! This is definitely better. I agree with Kate's comments btw. :o) Good for you!!

Robyn said...

Congratulations on your bravery in accepting this challenge and for your very praise worthy contribution.

Cheers,
Robyn
Scratches & Scribbles

Donn said...

Wow! Great self-portrait! You sure have the knack.
Me? I've tried 3 times and gave up for now. Didn't look like me at all. The mirror just doesn't do it! So, you can take away the net. I won't be jumping for a while.

Carole said...

Brave AND talented. It's amazing to see such development from one sketch to another. This is a great job, Lin!