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Monday, June 20, 2011

Graphite Memorial Portrait Commission - Ricky Update #1

Well sorry Ricky but the cone head will soon be gone I promise! I have just started working on his hair so I think the side is close to the correct width but the top needs to be shaped and extended more towards the back I think.  The photo I am using he has his hair shaved and the other photo his hair is at a totally different angle so I will make slow changes on the hair shape until it looks right.  His chin is quite prominent right now but should settle in once it and the other areas of his face are refined further. 

His left eye (viewer's right) is a little off above the iris right now and will be shaped better for the next update.  I have not done any further edits on Gagan yet.  My client's are quite happy with him so far so I will continue to work on his resemblance until I am as close as I think I can get it.

I also did a bit more work on Rocky.  I think his eyes are pretty close now, just need to soften his lash line a touch and blend his brows in more so they look less cut out.  I have added a bit more shading to his cheek and hairline but I am not sure if it is correct, I will wait to hear back from my client on that.  The photo I am working from his cheeks are more rounded so I need to refer to my client's expertise on this :)  His lips looked fine until I saw them online and now I am thinking they are still too feminine looking.  I think the highlights and cupids bow are a little too strong so I will soften them and see if that does the trick.

So my client, Rocky & Ricky's sister, Gagan's cousin, did the Ride to Conquer Cancer this past weekend, rain, wind and cold so I hope it was a success and she can still walk today! Check out the CBC article and a link to the Ride to Conquer Cancer's website.

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