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27 – This time it’s good – my mother

February 27th, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

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This time I used a small old photo for a reference, instead of a blown up high resolution photo like I did the first time. But WHAT was the difference? Why did my mother’s face pop out at me right away with this one, yet was so frustratingly impossible to capture in the first? Simple. FLASH photography. For a good reference, you need natural lighting. Indoor, outdoor, doesn’t matter, but throwing a light directly into a face makes it easy for you to see, but VERY hard to get a good likeness.

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  1. IntenseGuy
    March 5th, 2014 at 08:51 | #1

    Me likes! She looks like a happy person.

  2. February 27th, 2014 at 09:25 | #2

    What a beautiful drawing! I agree with you about the flash.

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