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Sunoculars by Face-Reality Sunoculars by Face-Reality
Sunoculars - 16" x 20" - March 2014 - Watercolour

Have you ever tried photographing a fair-skinned, light-eyed child? No fun at all. Constantly squinting when facing the sun, and this was no different with Robin. When I started painting this picture of her that I took when she was much younger, striking a pose she naturally assumed, she confessed to me that her eyes were usually closed, hidden behind her make-shift sun visor. I was the one who had to squint when working from this photo, at first believing that both eyes were closed, but no... one eye was open.

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Tadpole7 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Well done and very cute. :)
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Hubertpb Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Amazing work
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Gironimo Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, your work is so excellently executed :clap: You seem to handle liquid colours so easily! And especially the colours you chose are very realistic and beautifull :)
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lemgras330 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is wonderfully Sweet! :love:
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Wolf-Smith Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She is glorious! But you are more so!
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014   General Artist
this image has been selected for watercolorists's Monthly Feature Voting
Good Luck - we'll know the winner in ten days :woohoo:
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TheGudasaro Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great job!
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Beautiful work! Wonderful colours!
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fyshie Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
masterful
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Face-Reality Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
It's funny you should say that... My older daughter always questions when I paint from a photograph... wondering where I saw the detail that I added to my painting.  She thinks I'm crazy! lol  As with this painting as well, you can't help but accentuate and exaggerate certain portions, to give the effect that you want... to make it pop, or whatever.  The image that I had of Robin was very dark, and I knew right away that I wanted to brighten it some, and also play with the not-so-believable, yet believable, blue and red shadows.... Ah.... I love being an artist :)
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