I have been working on my latest vintage portrait of a little girl with a sand pail. I loved her smile, the funky sunsuit, pail and sandals. Don’t you just love the tan line on her legs? It looks as though she normally wears longer shorts.
Since so much of her face is in dark shadow, the trick was to create what I couldn’t see. I think that she is coming along fairly well. Her face will gain more definition after adding stitching. It is always hard to remember that the stitching adds so much life, and detail, to the portrait.
And now, I see below, that I need to move one of her irises, as she is looking a little cross-eyed.
I have changed her hair twice now, as I didn’t like the first set of highlights that I did, and originally I had given her a little flip of hair on the left, but decided it looked odd, so cut it off. I like the rounded look of the cap of hair better.
Do you make adjustments as you work, or do you keep to a set path in your work?
I find photos a great help for me to notice little things that need adjusting. It is so easy now with digital cameras!
Do you take photos of your work as you go?