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PixieDust721
« on: August 18, 2008 01:22:09 PM »


This is my fiance (as seen in my crafter ID) wearing a pirate hat.  I am trying to work on portraiture and this is one of my first few that I think looks (mostly) like the person I am attempting to draw.  Charcol percil and conte crayon on coloured paper.


This is a Master copy on Gustav Klimt's "Hope I"  Oil on canvas.

  My final still like for painting class.  My own set up (Finally!)  Oil on canvas.  3'x3'
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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2008 02:56:12 PM »

I would love to see close-ups of the last one....it looks very rich!  Is the background satin?
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PixieDust721
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2008 10:20:38 AM »

yess, the background was satin.  Very hard to paint!
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2008 11:08:02 AM »

I agree, the last one is beautiful! I also think that your portrait looks like the picture though I have few suggestions to really focus on next time:

1. The eyes. I read what materials you where using and that definitely adds difficulty, but I think that a few adjustments would go a long way to making the eyes look more realistic, because they look somewhat flat.
2. Work a bit on the symmetry of his face. If you're copying your profile picture, he's looking up a bit, and while the shape of his face and the shading on his skin replicate that, the glasses and the lips look a little off.

That's just me being nit-picky though. The texture you have looks great (there's a definite difference in the facial hair, skin, and hat), and I love how his nose turned out, I always have trouble with those. And kudos - conte is a pain in the neck to work with (I'm working on a compressed charcoal/conte piece currently) and I think you're doing splendidly!
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2008 12:00:19 PM »

Thanks a bunch....seeing that it is summer i don't get all that cunstructive critism from my professors that helps me push my work further ;o)
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