Monday, March 8, 2010
Portrait of a Little Girl with a lot of Flair!
For you artists, here's my skin color palette info...prismacolors and colorsofts in pinks, peaches, yellows, whites, tans, lavenders, reds and blues. No "clay rose" or any other greyed color. I found that they just deadened skin unbelievably. The blues and lavendars did the job with the shadow sides without making it look pasty and unnatural.
I also didn't copy the photo, it was shot indoors in the shade, so the skin color was way duskier than it really is. I am lucky that I had an array of photos to consult and could bring out the sunny and youthful skin color.
I am hoping to get my children's portraits out there to the real live public, not just online. I have two more samples I want to do to be able to take with me to shows...a tiny tot ballerina and a teenaged hockey player. Of course, I accept commissions online, too, I just want to expand my audience. Come visit my site full of samples of my pet and childrens portraits! You can also order via my email, and here's where you can see my animal paintings