Friday, October 23, 2009

Doesn't matter much...

It's a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it, you don't need to have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't much matter what else you have. ~James Matthew Barrie, What Every Woman Knows, about charm

23 comments:

djd said...

I like it. I also prefer the facial expression here.

freebird said...

I am a color person so I prefer the color version. I love the shine of the gold. It really came through in the picture which doesn't always happen. Did you take a photo or scan the picture? It's a gorgeous rendition of the drawing. India has beautiful cloths which of course turn into beautiful saris.

Dan Kent said...

You did a beautiful job with the color here! Maybe it's my imagination but the dress seems silky and the necklace like gold. Very well done. Beautiful portrait!

raena said...

I also prefer the color version! Fantastic detail, and I'm wondering how you did the leaves on her sari?
Is that a wax resist?

Barbara Roth said...

I really like the way you did the eyes. They are beautiful. I love the quote from Mathew Barrie. Where did you find the quote. I need to learn more about charm.

Ramona Davidson said...

Lovely. Everything sparkles and shines. Great work.

Phyllis said...

Color has it for me... of course, to do a study in graphite helps with identifying good design, shadows, light areas, really seeing your subject, etc. So doing both has resulted in this very lovely portrait. Well done Aarti

Adine said...

I love this color version!

Aarti Harish said...

Thanks Djd and Freebird...I have used gold paint for the saree...I clicked a snap of this painting and uploaded it to my comp....

Yes...we wear colourful clothes in India..and sarees being the most colourful amongst the rest of the dresses.

Aarti Harish said...

Thanks Dan...probably the use of gold paint and the light effect that came through the camera..made the difference.

Aarti Harish said...

Thanks Raena..for the leaves on her saree..i used the glitter glue and kept drawing the design as i wanted it to be.

Aarti Harish said...

Thanks Ramona,Phyllis and Adine...for stopping by and sharing your views...!!

Peter said...

Aarti - I guess it's a matter of taste, but I like the colour version. Very nice colours. Some 'highlights' / reflected light in the hair would be good bring it further to life - I do like the eyes!

Aarti Harish said...

Hi Peter...

Thanks for stopping by. Yes..the gold paints enhanced the reflected light...thanks to my cam as well...yes..i am trying to improve upon the hair light reflections.

Elly Potamianos Perakis said...

Very nice coloring! With very effective lighting effects on
the dress material, and jewelry, while the coordinating pink lips and sparkle
in the eyes brings out the face. This is
my preference.

Elly Potamianos Perakis

Carol Sharpe said...

Dear Aarti
This piece of artwork is a huge improvement. Nice to see some colour in your work.
Have a happy day...
Carol

Aarti Harish said...

Thanks Elly...yes..probably the gold and the glitter made some difference to this painting.

Aarti Harish said...

Thanks Carol..Im glad Im improving..thanks again.

Barbara Smock said...

Aarti,
Wonderful eyes. Love it.
Regards,
barbara

Janet G said...

Hi Aarti,
I went and looked at your woman. She is beautiful in color also. Both are amazing! What kind of paint did you use for the gold on the sari and the copper necklace?

Janet G

Barbara Sailor said...

Beautiful girl-beautiful painting.

Barb

Maer said...

I love the colours used....they really pop! Maer :)

Aarti Harish said...

Thanks Barbara Roth...I have taken most of these quotes from the website - http://www.quotegarden.com/

It has a collection of some very good quotes.

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