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« on: May 31, 2008 11:44:46 AM »

 I finally completed a self-potrait.
I think it looks like me... kinda.
it was assigned in my Art 2 class.
it took me 2 days.
I used stipling on my face (took forever.
And hatching for the hair.


(im in black.)


of coure my expression was different...

C&C appreciated.
Thanks much.
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2008 11:59:25 AM »

You did a good job on your eyes.

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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2008 12:53:25 PM »

I think you have your features done well, but here are some general rules for placement of features on your face:

your eyes should be halfway down your head (I KNOW! scary right? It includes the top of the hair!)
your eyes should be one of your eyes apart
Your nose should sit between your eyes and match to the pink parts in the near corner in your eyes
your nose should be one and a half eyes down from the top of your eyes (approximatley)
The corners of your lips should approximately match the pupils of your eyes.
There are no definite lines in the face, it's all shading (your nose could be a bit more gradual shading)

Another really awesome hint that my art teacher gave me was to try and draw the shapes you see and pretend like you're not drawing a face. If you imagine that it's just a bunch of shapes, it generally turns out a little better because you aren't using your pre-concieved notions about where things should go and what they should look like.

Try sketching your face lightly with the rules up there and you'll be amazed, even though they sound weird they work. You'll think your nose is too big and your face is too far down your head and that your eyes are too far apart, but once it's done it's really cool!


The hatching and stipling must've taken FOREVER! Congrats on your first self-portrait! yay!

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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2008 01:07:49 PM »

What a great jb for your 1st self portrait!!!!  The eyes really are amazing, and the hair is pretty nice too!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2008 02:16:18 PM »

as good as it looks, ilovemybrachiosaurus  is right the picture should look something like this when you sketch it.

the first live should be the eyes
then split that in half for your nose then
that in half for the mouth.

also when drawing your actual face shape don't be fussy with the size or semitary ( i think thats the word) of it. when you are finishing it you always pencil in your cheek bones and what not.

when i first saw the picture it reminded me of the beatles music videos. i really like it coulors of the shading, good job over all.

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