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« on: November 03, 2006 10:16:39 PM »

Did this for drawing class. Based it off of a picture of myself. Looking for some constructive criticism please. Kiss

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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2006 11:29:16 PM »

I think it looks good.  Do you have anything specific about it that you want to hear about?  Like something that you had trouble with, or want to improve?  Your proportions look pretty good, and I think you're using the medium well.  You might want to clean it up a little with a kneaded eraser.  That charcoal really smears a lot, doesn't it? Um... what else?  I really like the lips.  Your eyes are a little big and they look pretty intense like you're trying to say something without words.  Over all I think it's pretty good.

« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2006 07:05:25 AM »

I think a darker line above the pupils to add depth and hint at your eyelids and a dot of white removed from the pupils to reflect the light would be good. That being said, your porportions are right on and your strokes are good and fluid. The hair and the left side of the neck are especially well done. Nice job.
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2006 07:08:12 AM »

It's beautiful. With portraits you want to capture the essence of that person before you even worry how physically it looks like that person.
You have done both, and made a very successful self potrait.

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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2006 07:41:51 AM »

I don't know if the eyes actually are too big (they look pretty proportionate to me), but a definite way to fix that illusion of huge-eyes is to lighten up the dark spot directly under your eyes-- it's an automatic focal-point because it's so dark.

Maybe try softening up the values in your blazer, too?

I really like how you've done the hair, and you've got really got the face structure going on. Smiley

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