Monday, March 29, 2010

Self portraits by Alice



I was going to have the first portrait be the nontraditional project but it didn't seem to follow the assignment. S:

7 comments:

Lexi M. Damico said...

Beautiful work! how do you smooth your brush stroke out on your digital paintings? mine tend to be very strokey if thats even a word, and I was just curious of your method for smoothing it out. :-)

Lexi M. Damico said...

Beautiful work! how do you smooth your brush stroke out on your digital paintings? mine tend to be very strokey if thats even a word, and I was just curious of your method for smoothing it out. :-)

Andrew . S said...

Great lighting on the second and third portait. It works well with their backgrounds. I also think that you made good color choices for them as well.

Kali Ciesemier said...

Dangggg Alice! That top one is NICE. But I think you made the right call on it not being quite appropriate for "nontraditional". Still, it's a lovely portrait :) And I agree with Andrew, I like the lighting especially on the 3rd one. Looks like you're getting more used to digital painting, yes?

Alice. said...

Lexi: Thanks! I just went over the hard lines (that make the image look 'strokey') a few times until they smoothed out. I varied the hardness of the brushes I used and changed the direction of the strokes.

Andrew: Thank you. Honestly, I'm a bit scared to use color (too many options) so I'm glad you like them.

Kali: Thank you! Yes, I've been painting with the table whenever I had the chance.

bouma said...

Your colors! Ahh.
I love the little secrets and surprises in these, where there are really beautiful moments! Like the ear or space between the eyebrows on the first, or the lips on the last, the right eye on the middle..
really fabulous.

J.Mason said...

i like the use of light.
its very effective and the first portrait is my favorite.
the background really clashes with the design on your shirt along with the glasses, it works well.