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Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Sketching: portrait...





Op de voorpagina van mijn tv-gids elke week staan de prachtigste zwart wit portretten van beroemde mensen. Prachtige referenties om ogen en gezichten te proberen te tekenen en schilderen! Ik weet niet wie deze dame is, en ik weet niet zeker of ze zichzelf zou herkennen, maar ze is beslist 'glamourous'!
Ik begon met neutral tint maar al gauw kon ik de verleiding niet weerstaan om kleur te gebruiken.

On the front page of my tv guide every week are the most wonderful black and white portraits of famous people. Wonderful references to try to paint and draw eyes and faces! I don't know who this lady is, and I'm not sure she would recognise herself, but she certainly is glamourous!
I started out with neutral tint, but soon after that I could not resist using colour.


46 comments:

Cynthia Schelzig said...

This is fabulous!! Yes, I use the TV guide quite often for exactly the same thing...although the "stars" would not recognize themselves but it is full of great faces.

Judy said...

Thanks Cyn! Yes great idea, I don't care if there is likeness, it is just great practice!

John Simlett said...

Oh my gosh ... you are SO clever, Judy ... the light is magical.

(Leaves the blog smiling!)

L.W.Roth, said...

You did catch the glamour if not the likeness. I can see her lip gloss in my mind's eye. LOL

Judy said...

Hi John, glad this lady made you happy! :)

Hi Linda, yes lots of make up on this face! :)

Rita Vaselli said...

Hello,Judy!What a beautiful portrait!You have a talent for portraiture! A beautiful watercolor, colored slightly... to bring out the lively eyes!

Sonia Aguiar said...

Hola Judy, el retrato es fantástico, y el colorido precioso!!!

Jenny Schouten Short said...

Beautiful portrait, Judy. I'm working on portraits, too, this summer. They are hard but there are ways of approaching them that make it easier. Glad to be back in Holland. Come visit me in Oostkapelle. I just learned to ride the train to Amsterdam, by myself! xo Jenny

Janina B. said...

Wow... was für eine Arbeit. Perfekt.
Grüsse Dich

renate said...

Hoi Judy:) Prachtig portret! De kleuren zijn heel mooi en in evenwicht. Mooi geschilderd!

Maga Fabler said...

Really good. I like the cold colors for shadow.

Judy said...

Thank you Rita! I like painting portraits, I am sure I'll do more!

Muchas gracias Sonia!

Welcome back in Holland, Jenny! One day I'll visit you! Traveling by train has become very hard since the ov-chipkaart, so well done!

Danke vielmals, Janina!

Dankje Renate! Dit was erg leuk om te doen!

Judy said...

Hi Maga, thank you!

Jane said...

This is super fabulous Judy, you really caught the glamour here !

Floriana Quaini said...

Ciao Judy, molto bello, espressivo e nei tuoi colori delicati acquista ancora di più!
Ciao, ciao, Floriana

Anamaria do Val said...

You did a great portrait, Judy, very original! I think the colours added a great depth, you used them so well.Lovely!xx

Sadami said...

Hi, Judy,
Colours are very impressive and beautiful. Congrats!
Cheers, Sadami

Susan said...

She is delightful with mesmerizing eyes and the hint of a telltale smile! You make me want to dig out my watercolors again!

martinealison said...

Très jolie aquarelle... Un regard très expressif...
Gros bisous

❀~ Simo ♥~ said...

beautiful!!!1

Nordljus said...

What a beautiful portrait! So soft, and I like the colours you chose.

Sproet said...

Ze doet me aan Marijke Helwegen denken? Prachtig portret, al jouw werk, trouwens, ik ben een trouwe gluurder, mag wel eens vaker zeggen dat ik zooooo meegeniet van jouw Kunst!

Sandra said...

This is beautiful! What a lovely idea to use magazine covers as a reference! It is beautifully done. I love the lips the best :0)

HELENA said...

Nice portrait! I really like your use of colours:)

Sue Brown said...

Going with your usual lovely colours was definitely the right choice! Lovely portrait.

Brotesdeternura said...

Judy is a beautiful portrait, you leave you something in black and white freedom left you in choosing the color, and that gave him a very smooth and glamorous touch. He is determined and successful in very few strokes. As I always say you really know your stop on time. Congratulations! Grace

Tito said...

Hi Judy, what a wonderful portrait!! Soft, delicate, but at the same time, very expressive. Great job! Ciao.

Studio at the Farm said...

Judy, you did a marvellous job! The subtle colors are perfect.

Lydie said...

Oh que c'est beau et comme c'est bien réalisé !

Tina Moriano said...

Un maravilloso retrato, has empleado sabiamente la luz y la sombra. Saludos

art by Renske said...

Mooi geschilderd Judy. Ze komt me een klein beetje bekend en dan denk ik aan de mevrouw die fan is van plastic chirurgie, maar ik kan er naast zitten. ;-)

Judy said...

Jane, Floriana, Anamaria, Sadami, Martine, Susan, Simo, Nordljus, thank you very much!

Sproet, ik ben ook een stiekeme gluurder bij jou hoor! :)

Sandra, Helena, Sue, Grace, Tito, Kathryn, Lydie, Tina, Renske, thank you so much for your comments!

Mari Jose Molina said...

Beautiful portrait! love the eyes.. :)
Cheers

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Wow Judy wat een schitterend portret. Er zit zoveel gevoel in. En tevens zo zacht door de fantastische kleuren. Erg knap gedaan.
groetjes Marja

Judy said...

Mari Jose, thank you!

Hoi Marja, dankjewel!

JANE MINTER said...

great exercise and result judy !

Pat said...

My word! This is so fabulous, you ought to paint more portraits!
They really do sing using your style :) xx

Nora MacPhail said...

Marvelous Judy. You handled the shape of her hair and earrings so well.

Judy said...

Jane, Pat and Nora, thank you so much!

Irina said...

Judy is a winner.
I think this lady is from "Mad men", they show it here on TV. And if I am right, Judy is super-winner, resemblance is amazing.

Judy said...

Irina, I don't watch Mad Men, but I just googled and I think you are right, it IS her! I am totally amazed you recognized her! And totally amazed that there is resemblance!

Anita said...

This is just beautiful! What an inspiration!

Judy said...

Thank you so much, Anita!

Catharina Engberg said...

I´m a bit jealous Judy. Your portrait is BEAUTYFUL. :)

Judy said...

Hi Catharina, thank you!

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