My First Portrait
This one is a copy of “The Milkmaid” by Raja Ravi Verma. This is my first attempt at drawing a portrait. It was a great learning experience. The rest of her came naturally, however her face was not easy. It started off as a completely different person. The face was slightly broader, the skin darker and eyes and lips more defined. Then as I changed the shape of her face, lightened her skin, changed the shading and made the eyes and lips less defined she transformed into a very different person. My daughter commented on how she looked so much older when I first started painting her and how she got younger with me playing around with the colors and shades. She does not look like the original painting by Raja Ravi Verma… in his painting she looks much younger and has a different feel to her. But I think I like my milkmaid the way she is.
~Painting by Mahasweta Mitra – May 2010
Copy Of “The Milkmaid” By Raja Ravi Verma.
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