Ballerina – Older Child

I really liked the way this girl turned out, especially her dress. I like her skin tone much more also; it looked as if she is actually wearing pink tights with the dress, but I also noticed that her skin tone is too close to the color I made the dress. In the photo her dress is more of a cream color that blends in a lot with her surroundings, but I wanted it to stand out a little more. She is also in a lot of shadow, but I didn’t want to paint her that way. I think the background is much too light. I sharpened it up a lot in photoshop in the third picture here, but that is not how it looks. I am not sure what color to try and add into the background to bring her out more.

Any suggestions??? I need lots of help with this one!

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug. 🙂

Ballerina - Older Child 2

Ballerina - Close-up of Older Child

Ballerina - Older Child Close

About whitefeatherfloating

When I began my first blog, Patsy's Creative Corner, I was simply going to share my artwork. However, after being part of the blogging world for quite some time now, I came back into another hobby I have - writing. So Patsy's Creative Corner will still have my artwork and some writing, but I created a new blog called My Crazy Life! in order to simply write my short autobiography and hopefully get some feedback on it as I go. However, it is a very slow project right now.

Posted on April 11, 2015, in Art Talk, My Thoughts, Watercolor Paintings, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Lovely these Patsy 🙂

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  2. I think I would try a pale shade of slate (pale blue gray to enhance the skin and dress color,

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    • She is pale in the photo and the dress is actually a cream color. I changed it to pink and wanted to maintain the sheer see-through effect. I think I’m going to leave it the way it is for now. But thanks for the suggestion, Melva.

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  3. Lovely work Patsy on your daughter, the Ballerina!! Beautiful pose and do like how delicate she looks.

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    • Thank you, Mary, but she isn’t my daughter. My daughter never got into ballet. I actually took her to a couple of classes when she was about three, but she hated it so didn’t continue. I am still working on trying to get her hands right. The girl in the picture just has the absolute sweetest pose and expression, but I haven’t captured it yet! Back to the drawing board, but thanks so much for your encouragement, Mary!

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  4. I think what you have blends well with the pastel shades

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