Wednesday, August 25, 2010

PORTRAIT 4: FIRST NATION WOMAN

I had this photo from WetCanvas on the computer for ages and even began this portrait once but never finished it.  This time I went in and tried to have a light hand (lately my brush has been too heavy to get good portraits).  You may have seen this portrait in other places since it's a copyright free photo from WetCanvas (by Crias) and several people have used it.  

There are a lot of portraits in the WetCanvas IRL (Image Reference Library) to use, but I'd rather use ones I might be able to do something with if it turns into a good one.  So...I'll use family and friends mostly.  The problem, of course, is that most photos of people are taken inside with a flash :(So...if you want me to give your portrait a try and you have a good photo in the sun - with some good lights and darks - send it to me and I'll try.  I can't promise anything (remember, this is still very much a learning phase so I have good ones and then horrible ones!!)  And the eyes - need to work on those eyes because if they aren't set right, they look wonky!

6 comments:

jgr said...

Well, nothing is 'wonky' on this one! WOW-she is gorgeous.

Christiane Kingsley said...

Rhonda, this is a delightful portrait. I like how you treated all the features and the shadows in the face. Great job!

Ann Buckner said...

Rhonda, like this one very much. Love your dedication!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks so much, Jane :)

Christiane, I'm glad you like this one. I didn't go too dark (which I am having a problem with in some of these).

Ann, thanks! Just stubbornness, I think, not necessarily dedication! ha ha

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

This piece has such a great feel. I, too, love your treatment of the facial shadows.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Pam. I appreciate your comments :)