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Comment by Raven Burnes on August 24, 2011 at 3:46pm
Deby, great blog!  It's always tempting to procrastinate until the work can somehow magically be perfect.  But  feel like I've learned to enjoy just playing.  Although when I'm playing I am careful to either not let other people see or warn them that "I'm just playin' ".  Some people love to offer free criticism that is neither solicited nor necessary so I've learned to head those folks off at the pass!
Comment by Tamara Brown on August 24, 2011 at 3:37pm

Thanks so much for the great feedback everyone! I am going up to bat and working on it looking more like an actual pinwheel. Also, Eddie, thanks for the suggestion about the hand. It's funny because I actually looked at a picture my friend (who is a photographer) took of me a couple years ago blowing a dandelion and that is the way my hand looked. We were just playing around one day while she was experimenting with her camera. Kinda funny, because it does seem a bit awkward. I'll post a pic of it as a reference. I may try to play around with new ideas for the hand.

Comment by Carla J Schuchman on August 24, 2011 at 3:27pm

Okay, here is the link to my blog with the explanation of the painting.  May God Bless You All!


Comment by Deborah Eaton on August 24, 2011 at 2:32pm
Just beautiful, Carla. "For Such A Time as This!"
Comment by Carla J Schuchman on August 24, 2011 at 2:11pm

Tamara, I love it, I don't see where you have any problem with faces, it looks wonderful.

Okay guys, I think I am done...would love any feedback.  Thanks so much.

Comment by Eddie Hudson on August 24, 2011 at 1:35pm
Tamara, it does look like she's blowing the pinwheel. Her mouth seems to be blowing a gentle breeze. The hand should maybe be turned; looks like she's barely gripping the stem. Just a thought.
Comment by Vonna Beam on August 24, 2011 at 1:29pm
Tamara, I really it. I think you can tell she is blowing and the pinwheel flower is very pretty just not sure I would know it was a pinwheel if you hadn't told us.
Carla, so very good.
Comment by Deborah Eaton on August 24, 2011 at 1:28pm

Beautiful painting, Carla!

Tamara, I like it. I do think it looks like she is blowing on the pinwheel flower. I got it immediately. Nice work. Do you work in Phototshop or in Illustrator?

Comment by Tamara Brown on August 24, 2011 at 1:08pm

Sorry I haven't been around as much lately, life has sure been very busy. Carla, I loved seeing the progression of your painting. The clouds and other details are incredible (looks so realistic)-  you've done a great job!

Deby, I saw that you just posted another blog post, I'll check it out today and leave you some feedback.

I have been working on a new design this week. I call it "Girl Blowing Pinwheel Flower" - I don't feel as experienced and use to drawing faces (especially with this kind of angle, etc., details that go along with it). Do you guys think she looks like she is blowing a pinwheel? I tried to do some very light shadowing on her face...also do you get that it is a pinwheel/flower when you see it? Thanks for any and all feedback, it helps us grow when we can have honest critique :)

Comment by John R Lindroth on August 24, 2011 at 12:55pm
Wow Carla, I couldn't have imagined that at all from the background. Looks great.

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