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15 x 22 inches, Colored pencil, ink, and watercolors on paper

My grandma recently died. She was an awesome person, really supportive of me, especially my art. She was an artist herself. I used a reference photo from when she was a teenager because I know she would want to be remembered as young and beautiful!


very nice thanx for sharing :-)

Its Lovely!

Very nice

It's very nice but I noticed a few things.

1. I'd add a little more detail to the hair on the side. The hair directly on top of her head has more defined strokes to it which really make it look more realistic. The hair on the left and right of her face don't have this, they look more blotched. To me, this caused the hair on the sides of her face to pop out more than the hair on top and seem disconntected from the top as well.

2. Her shirt really blends into the background. I don't know if this was done on purpose or not but it made the head seem like it was floating almost if looked at a certain way. If you weren't meaning to do this but still wanted the background dark, I'd just lighten it up a little bit around her body.

Overalll though, this is very well done, I love the detail in her eyes. I'm really sorry about you losing your grandma, it's really nice that you did this painting of her.

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DweebyHawkeyes responds:

Yeah, the hair texture down there was curly versus the flattened, heavily styled and sprayed top. Silly, time-consuming hairstyle, no? It was trendy in the 40s.

I did not intend for her dress to appear at all. The flat black background with the floating head and paint drips were supposed to be apparent. I'll make that easier to see, as well as add definition to the curly hair.

Thank you for the review! I appreciate it.


I can't believe it! That tape measure looks so real, incredible work! Wait.....I'm missing something aren't I? Lol, I kid I kid. Nice Painting :)

DweebyHawkeyes responds:

The tape measure was keeping the painting from slipping ahaha

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4.26 / 5.00

Oct 15, 2011
2:07 PM EDT
Fine Art
File Info
1100 x 1650 px
1.1 MB

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