Here is Fall, just as we come to the official close of the season. You many recall my Winter and Spring portraits. I’ve only Summer to go, and the Four Seasons will be available as prints.
Below you can see the progression of the face. Nothing fancy, just using the brush tool in Photoshop to act as a real brush, accomplished with layers and changes in opacity. You can see that I was playing with the idea of birds, but decided to keep the portrait very simple. I may fuss with Fall a little bit more. Thank you to my beautiful model.
Beautiful! & interesting to see the stages.
Wow! Elena, this is so good. I love it! Beautiful. Happy new year to you and yours 🙂
Thanks David. Happy 2013 to the entire Reid family:)
Wonderful,amazing ,catchy , graceful !
Elena this is amazing, you are so talented. She is so beautiful she looks otherworldly.
Oh my elena! She is EXQUISITE! She glows, and is nothing short of amazing! The work on the neck piece is gorgeous and almost looks like it could fly, like a group of wings knit into a scarf.
Thank you Christina! The illumination from the monitor helps her out a bit. The collar is constructed of a lacy leaf that I found out back and scanned, then reassembled as the collar you see with the aid of PS filters. That is photo manipulated, as well as the back round, but the portrait is a digital painting. Glad you like her:)
Do you freehand the face or load a photo in first? It is amazing and the skin tones are beautiful.
The face is free-handed, painted, no photo. Thanks for asking.
Wow! Just wow! The way you capture personality is amazing. Thanks for sharing the progression of your finished painting. Love it!
Thanks very much!
Oooooooo I am running out of superlatives Elena.. this is just magnificent, the tones, the form, the story, her hiar especially and I agree with Karen she is a very beautiful model..
Many thanks Helen. And, she’s smart, kind, and really talented.
you amaze me every time i visit. unbelievable!! i need to commission you to draw my portrait!!
Now, that would be fun!
i can’t sit still long enough for you to sketch me though! our giant alien heads seem to have minds of their own!
Wow! Love it! So beautiful.
Thank you very much!
Superb composition The progress sequence is fascinating. Will make sure my son sees this one. 🙂
Thanks very much:)
Elena! It’s just amazing, this, stunning work!
Thank you so much!
Totally awesome work!!!
Thank you Hansi!
INCREDIBLE!! The skin, the hair, the scarf….amazing!!
Stunning. You captured the wind, the leaves, the birds, the coolness of fall in such an amazing manner.
Such a lovely comment. Thank you Micah.
By far your best work yet. Both the painting and your model are stunning. Well done!
Thank you Jill.
This is quite spectacular. I love how you provided the progression. Very nice!
Thanks very much!
Beautiful work 🙂
Thank you. Always good to hear from you.
LOVE!! –where is that button??
She has hair worthy of a goddess.
Magnificent, it’s breathtaking! You are very very talented. Bravo. 😆
Thank you very much.
Absolutely brilliant! Such a great image. And it’s so interesting to see the process.
Thanks Richard. I enjoy process shots too, so I try to remember to take them;)
an absolute beauty!
Thank you Amal!
Splendid portrait, dear Elena! You are truly very talented! Congratulations!
Big hugs always with love, Stefania! 🙂
You are so sweet Stefania! Thank you:)
I can feel the breath-taking wind! And the WordPress snow really tops it off… 🙂 Thank you so much for bringing so much beauty into this world, Elena!
Oh, thank YOU Leslee! The snow is a kick isn’t it?
Luminous and wistful…hair, leaves, eyes, skin…very Fall, indeed! Beauty and pain and nostalgia are autumnal emotions here, too.
Thanks so much Scilla.
Holy cow! It’s hard to believe that’s not a manipulated photo. Just amazing. And her features and expression are just stunning. Just a hint of melancholy, perhaps? Amazing skin. Wow!
Yes, a little melancholy due to the nature of the season;moving toward the end of the cycle.Thank you Cindy!
This is a terrific portrait oozing personality. The eyes, mouth, skin and hair are all magnificent.
Many thanks Louis.
Wish there was a “really really really like” button.
Aw, thanks Janet!
Fantastic portrait! Very beautiful
so beautiful dear Elena, this is great. Thanks and Love, nia
Thank you Nia!
Wow! The swirling essence of the season in complete and utter gorgeousness.
I am constantly amazed by your vision and ability, Elena. And yes, your model is beautiful!
Thank you Karen:) I’ll be sure to send your compliment on to my model.