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Feathers and Tinctures by tracyjb Feathers and Tinctures by tracyjb
Luna and Ine - the latter character I've never painted before. I rather enjoyed it. Painting old faces is something more like rendering a craggy landscape whereas with younger faces, I feel I almost have to struggle against the medium to create a smooth surface. The whole image sort of turned into a study in textures, really. It's supposed to be dim, but I hope it's not too dark for most monitors...always hard to tell. Painted from scratch in Photoshop.
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Given 2006-03-13
Every bit of Feathers and Tinctures by ~tracyjb is packed with something interesting to see. Whether it's an item, creature, or rich texture, there is so much to capture the imagination. ( Featured by Aeires )
Zujin-Arts Feb 18, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woooow, this is incredible  OMG 
Neelai Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done. So many details!
Beautiful!  I wish I could paint like that in Photoshop!
aztec-cat Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm speechless!

This is incredible!
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I love it! My favorite part is the old woman. She looks really realistic and she looks like she would be someone with a lot of depth. My biggest criticism would probably be that the various items and people in the room are not lighted in accordance with the perspective of the painting (though maybe that's intentional?) But it gives the piece a disjointed feeling. I bet it would help if the color in old woman's skin was more vibrant, rather than whiter. I think the white gives her a more faded feeling. But again, that could be intentional. I like art but have very little experience and am not an expert. I could be completely wrong about everything I'm saying. If I am, please forgive me. Please let me know if this critique is helpful, or confusing, or rude, or made you mad. I want to learn how to better critique people.
I meant the lighting of the objects and people in term of the overall perspective of the painting (foreground vs. midground vs. background). Sorry for not making that clearer.
Anyway, regardless of her coloring I feel that the old lady's almost wistful facial expression, her worn cloak and her bony wrinkled hand are just too perfect!!
Sisterslaughter165 Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very incredible! Your DD was really deserved! Congrats! :clap:
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