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Birthday Girl

My granddaughter

31 total reviews 
Comment from Jomo

This is just enchanting. Great choice of dress and ribbon it works so well. I have just started drawing portraits and with the hours spent trying to get emotion into a single eye - well you have really captured the emotion and character here. The lighting really works. What a wonderful submission. I hope your grand daughter also loved it.

 Comment Written 11-Mar-2018

reply by the author on 11-Mar-2018
    Dearest JOMO, your review is so delightful. You have just started drawing portraits. Keep going dear one. It takes a long time to achieve our expectations. You can do it.
reply by Jomo on 12-Mar-2018
    Thanks Linda
Comment from Terry Harman

Great work Linda! As a pencil artist myself, I can really appreciate the skill involved creating this work of art. I love the way you portrayed the lighting in this portrait. Keep up the good work!

 Comment Written 02-Mar-2018

reply by the author on 03-Mar-2018
    Thank you Terry.
Comment from vicky osley

This caught my eye ! Wow what a nice job you did on this. Such good shading and highlights. You caught the wispy hair and innocence of this lovely child perfectly. You are so talented!

 Comment Written 14-Feb-2018

reply by the author on 18-Feb-2018
    Dear Vicky, I must thank you, not only for your amazing review, but for the most wonderful rating.
Comment from Beansy

Linda this is one of your best. Clearly drawn with love I like very much the depth of this picture. Lovely picture of a pretty girl on her birthday.

 Comment Written 14-Feb-2018

reply by the author on 18-Feb-2018
    Dear Beansy, how wonderful to receive this amazing rating, and your review is heart warming. Thank you so much.
Comment from Life is but a dream.

Linda she is beautiful looking like that into the light and the composition works. My only comment is that her right eye looks like there is a film over it it is not clear, can you see that too? As humans we always gravitate to the eyes because they are the entry points to the soul and here you have obscured one eye.

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 Comment Written 14-Feb-2018

reply by the author on 18-Feb-2018
    Hmm. I must look at that more closely. Sometimes we can't see the forest for the trees. I worked so hard, and for so many hours on this portrait to get it just right. I must have missed it.
Comment from iPhone7

Linda you are a Gift that Keeps on Giving. You know how much I admire your art. Your creations for friends and family will be treasures for many generations. I love the details in her dress and that innocent look on her face. God has been so good to us Linda ~ Steve

 Comment Written 13-Feb-2018

reply by the author on 18-Feb-2018
    Thank you Steve. I understand that the right eye is milky. I am glad that you saw beyond that. Thank yo for your wonderful review. The 6 stars is always coveted, and desired, and you gave me one or yours.
Comment from Stringbean

Wow! Your choice of graphite on paper work wonderfully here. You have captured here outer and inner beauty and the very essence of your beautiful granddaughter, which I am sure you have created with love. So beautiful how you created the face and those gorgeous eyes to the perfect cheek bones. Your shading and blending of colors with graphite are incredible. You have brought your granddaughter to life with this extraordinaire portrait and I am sure this will be treasured by her forever. Worthy of a six star!

 Comment Written 13-Feb-2018

reply by the author on 18-Feb-2018
    Dear Stringbean, I sincerely and honestly thank you from the bottom of my heart for this amazing review.
Comment from DrCarlton

This is an excellent work, not only for its skillful media execution, superb lighting and well-balanced composition, but also and especially for its profound subject characterization. Very well done and thank you for sharing.

 Comment Written 13-Feb-2018

reply by the author on 18-Feb-2018
    I am humbled and honored by your fantastic review. Thank you ever so much.
Comment from seshadri_sreenivasan

A super duper realistic portrait drawing of a child! The accuracy of the features and the dress the girl is wearing and the light and shadow work is great. Good luck in the contest!

 Comment Written 13-Feb-2018

reply by the author on 18-Feb-2018
    Dearest Seshadri, I truly thank you for your amazing review.
Comment from Donna Ruiz

What a beautiful little girl and what a beautiful art piece to capture her. You captured the sweet innocence of this child very successfully. A wonderful entry in this contest. Thanks for sharing.

 Comment Written 12-Feb-2018

reply by the author on 18-Feb-2018
    Oh Donna, thank you so much for this amazing review.