Saturday, January 17, 2009

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2 comments:

Tim Akers said...

You made her prettier than she is.

colin said...

You may be right. She really has a pretty weird face, and I made her eyes slightly too large (which is one of those things they do in PS to make people pretty).

Part way through I sort of gave up on making it look exactly like her, and instead just tried to make it look good (or as good as I could, anyway).

Making people look "prettier" than they are is a problem I have had from way back. I drew a portrait of one of the other students in art class in high school, ended up making her look awfully pretty, and the art teacher put it up on the wall for the whole year. At the end of the year, the girl asked me for it. I still wonder if it was because she was embarrassed, or because she liked it.

Similarly, I can't draw WG without giving him a rock-solid superhero jaw...