McNamara Girls: The End is Near


The last time I posted about the painting of the McNamara girls, the painting looked like this:

I did some more eye-moving and color adjusting, and I am pleased to report that I am getting closer to finishing the painting.

Here’s an addendum to rearranging faces:


In the picture on the right, Libby’s face looks more grown up.  She looked too old, so I lowered her eyes and lightened her skin so that the shadows weren’t as severe.  Children’s noses start out short, but as they grow up their noses grow longer.  By lowering her eyes, I made her nose appear shorter and more child-like. And by lightening the shadows on her face, I made her face look a little fuller and younger.

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My name is Melody Martin. Check out my art blog, and learn all about the steps and techniques that go into oil paintings.
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