|21 Nov 2004|| Sky van Niekerk|
|22 Jan 2005|| J. Oliver|
Hi again! I really like the pose you've got her in and all of the work on the scales is really well done (could use some shading, but it still looks good). About the proportions of her face, remember I'm only trying to help! Her eyes are too close together and her ear is too close to her face (should be set back further on her head). A crash-course in facial proportion (how I was taught): The eyes should have one eye-width between them, over the bridge of the nose. The way you draw eyes is to make them overly large (which is fine, but if you are going for realism they should be a bit smaller). A good way to measure the proper length of the nose is to start from the middle of the point between the two eyes and (in your mind) swing the eye down so that it perfectly covers the nose and is pretty much the exact length. Some people draw really, really long noses, and that is a method you can use so you know when to stop. Just for the record, your mermaid's nose looks alright to me. You've rendered her breasts very beautifully. Very nice job overall. Dean C. Russell
replies: "Thank you! I did this before I started getting serious about my art. I was just lazy and wasnt into the face. Im proud of her breasts! (in an artistic way!) I JUST started getting into shadowing recently so I will get better with that! Thanx so much for your help! You are FABULOUS!!! *hugs Sydney until she falls asleep*"