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        01-11-2013, 10:29 AM
      #41
    Super Moderator
    Great start
    Don't forget babies tend to have soft pudgy faces which means less shadow and much finer lines than you would see in an older person with sharper features and contours from wrinkling and hollowing as the skin & muscle tone ages
    Have you ever thought about experimenting with charcoal or pastels - even coloured pencils?
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        01-11-2013, 11:21 PM
      #42
    Yearling
    Thanks jaydee. I'm already done with this one, but next time I draw a baby I will keep all of that in mind!

    I actually have gotten real interested in trying some colored pencil drawings lately, seeing some of Catlinpalomino's :) The only problem is that I don't have any good colored pencils now. I want to get a bunch of Prismacolors though. They're real good quality. I had some when I was little, but of course then all I did was play around with them. Now most of those pencils are gone or used.

    I have charcoal sticks and pencils and have drawn a little with them, but I prefer regular pencil because they aren't so messy... As for pastels, I have no clue! I don't know how to use them and I haven't ever tried. I'd like to someday though. And I kinda want to give watercolor another shot, but I don't have the equipment for that either.

    Okay, here's the baby! I really loved doing this one; babies are one of my favorites to draw. Usually it takes me a lot longer than two days because I get up and down and up and down and up and down and up... and down. Lol This time I actually sat down and concentrated.

    In this one I focused too much on shading and not enough on likeness to the photo, so this one is a little off. I shaded a bit to much, too.

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    I fixed a lot of the mistakes I'd made in the last one and finished the mouth. Up to this point all I used was just a mechanical pencil.

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    And here is the finshed product! I touched it up and then used my good drawing pencils to shade and put expression into the eyes.

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        01-11-2013, 11:39 PM
      #43
    Yearling
    Oops, here are the pictures again. They're in order.

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        01-11-2013, 11:43 PM
      #44
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    Oh yaay I inspired someone! Haha I recomend you try coloured pencils I am actually finding that I am getting the hang of them and Its fun trying colour.

    As for your latest drawing, It is Amazing! Absoloutle cuteness overload. The eyes really pop out and the shading on the cheeks is so soft! Really nice work!
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        01-13-2013, 10:07 AM
      #45
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    The finish result is lovely - I do admire your patience and courage to do portraits - they are really hard to do and babies and children have to be the most difficult
    You should try the coloured pencils - I can't say that I got on well with pastels and I prefer acrylics to watercolours. A long time ago, almost by accident I 'discovered' some paints in the UK that are sold in tiny little tins by a company called Humbrol for people who paint models, they behave like an oil paint so you can get great shading effects using a 'dry brushing' technique but unlike true oil paints sold for artists they dry quite fast.
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        01-13-2013, 07:28 PM
      #46
    Yearling
    Thanks you two! I think that this drawing is maybe my personal favorite. I didn't really struggle with anything like I usually do, and plus babies are irresistibly cute and fun to draw.

    Caitlinpalomino-- You certainly did! I'm thinking I might be asking for some Prismacolors for my Birthday...

    Jaydee-- That's funny, babies have always come easier to me than adults. But horses or other animals are the easiest. You can't mess up the likeness near as easily as with people. If you get one thing wrong with people it's a whole lot easier to notice. Smiles and teeth-- whew. The worst.
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        01-13-2013, 11:19 PM
      #47
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    I love the way you capture people I am jealous I have the hardest time drawing people lol. You can give me all sorts of different animals to draw but me and drawing people don't get along well.
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        01-14-2013, 07:46 PM
      #48
    Yearling
    Well thanks Peppy!

    I used to have so much trouble with people, but after a year long break of hardly any drawing I found I could draw them. Since then I've drawn more people than anything else. I haven't drawn a dog or cat in what...two or three years? My main subjects are horses and people.
         
        01-14-2013, 11:11 PM
      #49
    Weanling
    Wow.....that's just....amazing. I'm totally hopeless at drawing people! The baby with the Santa hat is adorable!!!
    Do you draw pics of other HF members' horses? Because I'd love you to sketch my gelding, Luca, you're just so amazing!!!!
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        01-14-2013, 11:14 PM
      #50
    Green Broke
    Lordy! I wish I had an ounce of your talent girl! These are beautifully done
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