Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Spotsylvania, VA
I don't think it looks bad at all!! The frontal of the face actually looks pretty daggone good! On the side view, if it were me, I would lengthen the face a little bit; make the eye a little more round than oval; and instead of using a gray to separate her cheek from her neck, use a darker color. I really like working with acrylics because I feel they are more forgiving. If you don't want to just use black, which may make it look harsh, mix the black with the dark brown. You could also do that for shading. I usually just use a paper plate and mix the colors with a toothpick until I get the shade that I want. But then again, I've been know to paint with toothpicks, cotton balls, q-tips, basically anything I could get my hands on to try and get the effect that I want on whatever I'm painting. Also, with the acrylics that I've used, if I needed to thin them a little bit, I just mixed a drop or so of water in with my mixture. Until it actually reached the consistency I was looking for.
I'm definitely not a professional artist by any definition of the word. So this is just what I would personally do. Either way though, if someone had given me a painting like the one you just did, I would definitely hang it on my wall!!