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Illustration . Martin Grohs . 2013

This project should be a bit of a challenge and an exercise for me.
4 paintings. 4 portraits. Made in 4 days. Each in 4 hours. For the 4 seasons.

I constantly try to improve my skills and try new techniques.
Especially my digital painting skills.
That's why I've decided to make this project.
These paintings are not finished, that's what I've done n 4 hours.

Hope you like it! Enjoy!
You can find more sketches, wip's and illustrations on my Facebook page!


Thanks :iconangelikazbojenska: for allowing me to use your photo as reference!

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:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

I hope this doesn't sound unduly critical, because I really like this image. Nicely framed, it makes me want to know the story of this moment. Having said that, that single all-important eye is too strongly lit under the brim of her hat. Summer light is high, hot and harsh, and the shadows here are too diffused. Also, I personally love redheads with freckles, but think there are too many "white" freckles. My first thought was that there were water droplets, and the soft lighting was because of a shower. (I also wondered if they were to be dust motes floating around her on a hot, hazy day.) But I don't think that's what you are attempting. For you to have completed this in four hours, wow, amazing work. I hope you have the time to revisit this image
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thanks a lot for your time and your feedback!
yea sure it is not perfect, but I don't wanted to work on it afte the 4 hours^^so yea it was a good exercise for me.

and btw the white freckles comes throught the cap ;) from the light. these aren't real freckles ;)
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Great piece of work!!
Thanks for sharing....
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JohnDervishi's avatar
Lovely work Martin
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thank you John!
lil-razzle-dazzles's avatar
That is so cool, a painting with DOF that looks so real.  Great job!:clap:
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thank you very much!!!
elreviae's avatar
It is like a photo !! :) Great ;)
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mhm but only if its in a small size^^but thank you!!
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ah ah ! Fair ! :)
you're welcome ;)
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AngelikaZbojenska's avatar
its really good!
thanks for choose my pic
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thank you so much!! the photo is great too! thanks for your permission! :)
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best work at the series, well done :D
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thank you very much!!
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