- Simplicity over detail. Too much detail everywhere means too many focal points. A simple brush stroke is better than 5 smaller ones.
- I learned about edges. Soft edges are just as important as hard ones.
- I learned I need to work on a likeness which means I need to have a better underdrawing... so don't rush it.
|Up close and personal.|
The Critique.... It can be tough to take a hard look at one's one work, but necessary for improvement. I love getting helpful critiques from friends (most of the time), but my friends aren't always available. I guess, what I'm trying to say is cultivate the ability to critique yourself. It is a skill that will really pay off in the long run.
This is mostly for me. I like seeing the improvement from my first portrait to my second.... it makes me feel good. hahaha!