You are so beautiful! I love this! My apologies, for faving and running for the most part, I have over 1000 devs and messages. So much is going on I just don't have enough time and energy right now. I have images to look at that are over a month old since they were posted here!
Okay, like... wooaah. Here I am, priding myself at being able to do really smooth shading - and I then see this... and the colours are so even! I applaud your courage in tackling a self-portrait (none of mine ever ended well) and pulling it off.
Wow Sophie.....I am way impressed! I didn't know you also did digital painting! I don't think I could ever do that....at least not people. I have watched your progression and you are really getting it down! Such a beautiful portrait....and lady!
Oh, thank you so much Anita~ I'm so touched that you
think it's good! That means a lot to me, thank you
for faving this WIP~ I'm a bit stymied at the moment...I just
had to put it down for a while...but, I'll get around to finishing
it soon~ Sophie
Don't quite know what to say cause I have so little experience in this area. I know it has to be difficult getting things just right and you seem to be doing a great job of it. I do know what I like and I like this.
I know just how hard digital painting can be. You've done a wonderful job here. Keep with it until you're happy with the results. Sometimes, you might need to take a hiatus to get back into the mood you had when you first started. I have some projects where I felt the need to stop working a few months to regain my focus.
That's really good advice Claire, Thank you.......I can barely look at it right now for frustration,
but I will take that advice and leave it for a week or so...and then go back to it with fresh eyes...
Thanks again~ I really appreciate it! Sophie
LOL, I've been there plenty of times. Sometimes the drive to finish a piece is just too overwhelming. Also remember, the good thing about digital art is that you can come back to a piece six months after you think you've finished and retouch it (as long as you keep the source file ).
I know that this is an important piece to you. Make sure that you finish it when you think you're finished and happy with the result.
Thanks so much, Pam!
I'm amazed at how difficult it's been~ I have SUCH a new found
respect for all the digital painters here now! ~ I really had no clue
how hard it was gonna be~ Now, I just can't wait to be done
This is just a lovely, amazing portrait of you, Sophie. You are such a beauty! I looked at WIP 1 and 2, as well, and it's interesting to see how you added and improved details along the way. Doing a self portrait is NOT easy! I know because I tried. But you are doing a bang-up job so far...you say this is 95% done, but to me, it looks finished! I'll be watching for the last 5% to see what you add or subtract!
Awwww.......thanks so much, Jean
I really appreciate your support and encouragement!
It has been unbelievably difficult! ~ I had no idea how
many colors I would have to use the get the skin tone
to look real.......and the eyes!...fohget abowwwt it!!!
Thanks for being you~ sweet lady~ Sophie
You're very welcome, Sophie. Skin tones are the hardest of all to re-create. I guess it's because skin is never just one color...there are always nuances and shadings that make each area a bit different. I think you did an excellent job!
1st lesson: Try NOT to pull your hair out while trying to do the skin tones!
I had no idea how incredibly hard this was gonna be!
Thanks so much for the compliment and the encouragement, Silky! You're such a pal~