Monday, 23 May 2011

Sisters......



 

I've had some problems on the progress of the older sister. It is an old black and white photo with little detail in places. The side of her face is in heavy shadow especially the nose, and her eyes are almost shut with squinting through the harsh sunlight. I need to be careful how much detail I do put in this one. I'm going to let her sit for a while, while I think on it....



 I've brought in more colours here, including green. I'm treading very gently though with these colours..... I still need to do some more work on the hair and ribbon, but don't want a completed look on both sides of each girls face. Although I will probably put in some darks immediately next to the face and where the hair meets on both girls..... I need to let this all sit for a while now to see how much more it needs and if it's working for me.....
Close view of Jeanette .


9 comments:

Studio at the Farm said...

Amazing and fascinating series of posts on the two sisters. I admit I love seeing the step-by-step process. Thank you, Stephie.

Billie Crain said...

You're a brave soul to take on a double portrait with nothing but a poor quality photo to work from, Stephie. I don't know what the photo looks like but this is beautiful.

Carlos Sarrate said...

Hi, Stephie.
The portrait of the two girls seems attractive, no doubt... But looking this extraordinary photo, an unusual live image ¿do not feel that it asks you paint it whole, with this dialogue between them, between their expressive hands and legs and not only focusing their faces?
Greetings

Jane said...

Your portraits are so special and wonderful, full of expression.

Stephie Butler said...

Kathryn, thank you so much for your comment, and the support you always show me..I'll try and share more step by steps...

Stephie Butler said...

Thanks Billie..I think I may have bit of more than I can chew with this one...but it's the only way we learn and move forward....

Stephie Butler said...

Carlos.....Thank you so much, you don't know how much I appreciate feedback like this.....

It is something I had thought about and I think you are probably right, I may have to attempt the whole photo next....

Thank you

Stephie Butler said...

Many thanks Jane, and for all your support, very much appreciated.....

Carrie H. said...

Love the old photo reference. You are doing a great job. If you do the full figures at a later time it will be well worth your effort.

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