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She looked better without pupils, I think that now you have to work on adding more details (it is somehow because of the pupils).

By the way: I think you should investigate the Tibetan book of proportions. They are guidelines about how to draw the different Buddhas, the Gods and Goddesses (it's a simplifications, they are not exactly Gods or Goddesses), the demons and the important lamas of the past.
I am suggesting that book (very easy to find online) not because I think you should be interested in Tibetan "deities", but it's one of the best books ever made about how to properly paint in a specific style that is quite close to your style (even if the subject is absolutely different, but the style is somehow close). It may improve your faces and there's a lot of "tricks" there that make relatively simple drawings/paintings into very interesting works of art.
 

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She looked better without pupils, I think that now you have to work on adding more details (it is somehow because of the pupils).

By the way: I think you should investigate the Tibetan book of proportions. They are guidelines about how to draw the different Buddhas, the Gods and Goddesses (it's a simplifications, they are not exactly Gods or Goddesses), the demons and the important lamas of the past.
I am suggesting that book (very easy to find online) not because I think you should be interested in Tibetan "deities", but it's one of the best books ever made about how to properly paint in a specific style that is quite close to your style (even if the subject is absolutely different, but the style is somehow close). It may improve your faces and there's a lot of "tricks" there that make relatively simple drawings/paintings into very interesting works of art.
She looks a little anxious now that she has pupils. I'll look for the book you've suggested.
 

Light Housework

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She looked better without pupils, I think that now you have to work on adding more details (it is somehow because of the pupils).

By the way: I think you should investigate the Tibetan book of proportions. They are guidelines about how to draw the different Buddhas, the Gods and Goddesses (it's a simplifications, they are not exactly Gods or Goddesses), the demons and the important lamas of the past.
I am suggesting that book (very easy to find online) not because I think you should be interested in Tibetan "deities", but it's one of the best books ever made about how to properly paint in a specific style that is quite close to your style (even if the subject is absolutely different, but the style is somehow close). It may improve your faces and there's a lot of "tricks" there that make relatively simple drawings/paintings into very interesting works of art.
I've left her as she was in the photo you clicked 'like' on, and signed it. The next drawing, I'll paint more detail (or maybe less).
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Oh my

Enough! or Too much
She looks a little anxious now that she has pupils. I'll look for the book you've suggested.

Yeah, I truly suggest it. Also search for Tangkha on google and you will find many examples (Tangkha... a Tibetan way of painting, but also a way of framing -usually the frame is a piece of fabric that can be rolled as to make the painting easy to carry from temple to temple... but you will find many interesting paintings).

An example:



The style reminds me of your style because the colours are "flat" and there isn't really an intention of making them look 3D (somehow like the gothic paintings in which there is no perspective).... Maybe I am crazy, but I see a resemblance! (this is just a random example of a detail of a tangkha).
 

Light Housework

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Yeah, I truly suggest it. Also search for Tangkha on google and you will find many examples (Tangkha... a Tibetan way of painting, but also a way of framing -usually the frame is a piece of fabric that can be rolled as to make the painting easy to carry from temple to temple... but you will find many interesting paintings).

An example:



The style reminds me of your style because the colours are "flat" and there isn't really an intention of making them look 3D (somehow like the gothic paintings in which there is no perspective).... Maybe I am crazy, but I see a resemblance! (this is just a random example of a detail of a tangkha).
I especially like the eyes in this one.
 

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I especially like the eyes in this one.

Yes, the style is like a strange mix of something quite minimalistic and something quite baroque.
Some "demons" and some "protectors" have somehow complex faces, but the Gods, Goddesses and Buddhas have quite "minimal" ones and they manage to paint very expressive faces without using much (eyes, mouth and nose... the rest of the face if often absolutely "flat" and monochrome)... So it's a good tutorial about how to paint expressive faces without going "baroque".
The book of proportions shows the "secrets" or the "how to do it".
 

Light Housework

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Yes, the style is like a strange mix of something quite minimalistic and something quite baroque.
Some "demons" and some "protectors" have somehow complex faces, but the Gods, Goddesses and Buddhas have quite "minimal" ones and they manage to paint very expressive faces without using much (eyes, mouth and nose... the rest of the face if often absolutely "flat" and monochrome)... So it's a good tutorial about how to paint expressive faces without going "baroque".
The book of proportions shows the "secrets" or the "how to do it".
I'm encouraged by you being reminded of such splendid artwork by my simple preliminary stage piece.
 

Light Housework

Hunchback of Solow
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Yeah, I truly suggest it. Also search for Tangkha on google and you will find many examples (Tangkha... a Tibetan way of painting, but also a way of framing -usually the frame is a piece of fabric that can be rolled as to make the painting easy to carry from temple to temple... but you will find many interesting paintings).

An example:



The style reminds me of your style because the colours are "flat" and there isn't really an intention of making them look 3D (somehow like the gothic paintings in which there is no perspective).... Maybe I am crazy, but I see a resemblance! (this is just a random example of a detail of a tangkha).
I'm checking out Tangkha paintings now. Thank you for pointing it out.
 

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Months living in this strange way. What's normal and what's not normal? Everything that seemed quite important last year looks different now. This new situation reminds of the books I read about wars.They change almost everything in people's lives. I can't read fiction anymore. I feel very close to my grandmother, who used to say she didn't like novels because her own life was enoughly novelistic for her. I'm thinking a lot about her lately, and how a smart person became half a person just for being a woman. So many wonderful minds wasted in this pathetic world for the wrong reasons. Sometimes I feel there's another reality where everything is right and that this is a joke.
 

Mozmar

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Months living in this strange way. What's normal and what's not normal? Everything that seemed quite important last year looks different now. This new situation reminds of the books I read about wars.They change almost everything in people's lives. I can't read fiction anymore. I feel very close to my grandmother, who used to say she didn't like novels because her own life was enoughly novelistic for her. I'm thinking a lot about her lately, and how a smart person became half a person just for being a woman. So many wonderful minds wasted in this pathetic world for the wrong reasons. Sometimes I feel there's another reality where everything is right and that this is a joke.

There is another world
There is a better world
Well, there must be
 

Mozmar

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I look at people being sincere and humble and I wonder how they pull it off. It must be a lack of knowledge on their part of just how scheming they have to be as a human being. How you have to scheme and plan to get through. A completely sincere person wouldn't survive past the age of twenty. Anyone who continues to exist after that age, has inevitably had to scheme.
Yes, I am blind
But I do see
Evil people prosper
Over the likes of you and me
Always
 

Light Housework

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I look at people being sincere and humble and I wonder how they pull it off. It must be a lack of knowledge on their part of just how scheming they have to be as a human being. How you have to scheme and plan to get through. A completely sincere person wouldn't survive past the age of twenty. Anyone who continues to exist after that age, has inevitably had to scheme.
I try to keep my scheming to a minimum. Not being scheming has cost me dearly.
 

Mz Understood

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I try to keep my scheming to a minimum. Not being scheming has cost me dearly.
What if there exists such a phenomena as an honest hearted soul ?
A person without agenda, a person who goes through this mess ( life ) trying to see the best in everything and everyone as impossible as it may seem.
Selfless and putting others ahead of their own desires...it’s not unbelievable.
And so what if others take advantage ? they have to live with that on their consciences til their deathbed.
Such persons do exist they have no ulterior motive they do not scheme they give and they give and they give
They may feel the odd brick in the small of the back again...but sticks and stones.
 
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Light Housework

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What if there exists such a phenomena as an honest hearted soul ?
A person without agenda, a person who goes through this mess ( life ) trying to see the best in everything and everyone as impossible as it may seem.
Selfless and putting others ahead of their own desires...it’s not unbelievable.
And so what if others take advantage ? they have to live with that on their consciences til their deathbed.
Such persons do exist they have no ulterior motive they do not scheme they give and they give and they give
They may feel the odd brick in the small of the back again...but sticks and stones.
I'm not selfless and I don't put others ahead of my own desires. Maybe a little, sometimes. 😊
 

Mz Understood

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Its just a theory but, when I see very small children I am amazed at how they trust everyone and believe everything
I'm not selfless and I don't put others ahead of my own desires. Maybe a little, sometimes. 😊
What I think it boils down to (you might call it Karma)
What you put out returns to you wether for good or bad
I think it’s reaping what you sow
If you plant sunflower seeds you catch the sun....there will be some weeds and thorns in there but look at the panoramic view I see so many sad people everyday some are end of life so I just try to be the best I possibly can there will always be negatives around but it doesn’t matter the good Always outweighs the bad.
 

Mz Understood

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I'm tempted to let it all go. I'd be struggling, but you know the more I think about work, the more I'd like to let it go. The trouble is, I can't afford it at the moment. I'm honestly getting to that age where I feel I've done enough. It's time to think about letting go. I'm too old for all this. There has to be another way. Work is too difficult.
I was in the same exact place feeling the very same as you.
So just decided enough is enough the time is now and chucked out everything that drained my happiness, including possessions. I simplified cut the t.v off unplugged the radio bought some wine and sat in the sun
I do work on a relief basis I pick my days and times
When I go to work I pour myself out like a drink give every ounce of strength to the job
Come home, veg out, pray in the solace and am grateful for the small things
My neighbours are every colour creed and background you can imagine and I’m blessed to have them.
Yesterday I knocked on 18 doors to say hello and compile a neighbourhood complaint on behalf of them all
It was a long day but worthwhile
I slept well last night life is hard for us all it’s the same boat different shifts but we all need to take a turn at the oars.
A famous man once said: “Find what you Love and let it kill you” think it was Bokowski.
 
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