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    Smile Portraits with hand studies

    Well... crit me hard and crit me good! 4 hours on the guy, almost 5 on the girl. You can also see WIPs for theese in my sketcbook

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    Wish I had a scanner! Oh, well..

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    His neck is a borderline perfect geometric cylinder with a few wrinkles, maybe define it a bit better? I like what you did with the hands though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machias View Post
    His neck is a borderline perfect geometric cylinder with a few wrinkles, maybe define it a bit better? I like what you did with the hands though.
    Thnaks, thanks, thanks... But I have to partially disagree on the neck. Although you are right, his neck really is like that (you can see that in the pic, too). I found it hard to even spot his epiglottus... THANKS again!

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    Nice work.

    The poses are very stiff. When you start out with the next ones make sure you look for the fluidity of the human form. How each body part connects to the next in one fluid motion. Like pearls on a string

    Value wise they look a bit greyed down. It's usually easier to have one definite light source on the subject/model to make a clear distinction between light and dark. That way the contrast will be pushed further as is not the case here.
    Make sure that you minimize the bouncing light in doing so

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    Art Addict: Thanks alot! You're being very helpful! I will take account of what you said with the light and postion of the model In my next portraits and hand studies that is

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    aside what has been said already, your studies are done very well.
    and your likenesses are very close too.

    Keep up the good work, and listen to those crits!

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    nice work dude, like the crosshatching, really great renders

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    the girls front upper arm in the sweater looks a bit too curved to me, especially on the top side it seems to dip in too far to actually have her arm in there. nice articulation of the planes of the hands on both.

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    i just wanted to say your hands look very well done.

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    I agree with the previous comments. These are nice studies and you got a lot of things right. I will insist a little bit more in pushing the values. It will help you to define more with value than with line to achieve a more realistic look. Like an example will be the nose, where you wouldn't need the line defining it if you can do it with value.

    Also, I was wondering, you are working from pictures or from life? I really thought you were working from the picture of the girl until I notice the difference in the hands position and glance. Keep it up!

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    J.L.Alfaro: I AM listening Thanks!

    Lotet: Thanks! I rendered the hands differently on the girl. They're a little bit more free in terms of line fidelity (as is the whole drawing, except maybe her face)

    Crawley: You're right, it is curved, but so was the real thing. I overdone it maybe. Hope it doesn't look freakishly curved... Anyway... thanks!

    rsoffar: Well, thank you, rsoffar!

    Maestro Andres: There is contrast in theese drawings more than you can't really see from pictures... I should had scanned them instead. You are right about the nose, though! And I work from life, witch was real tricky for the guy, 'couse he didn't stop moving, scratching etc. And as for the girl's position and expresion... yes, they were different when se actually had to stand still. THANKS!

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    These are nice! I like this sort of life study -- probably because I'm not good at it.

    Only remark: watch the eyes on the guy. You're in danger of making him cross-eyed. His right eye (the one on the left) is tipped in a little too far.

    I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).
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    Stoat: Yeah, you're right about the eyes, didn't notice that! THANKS!

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