wow big challenge, but you do look to have the skills good enough to try it, i really like it so far, can't really say anything to improve. I like that fact that you can see the differences in painting styles so it isn't an exact copy, i'm sure the end result will turn out great.
I think the face and collar are very close to the reference. There are a few variations in shadow in the lower right portion of the collar, yours appearing lighter than the reference. Beyond that, it only seems like a matter of pulling that same level of detail into the cloak. Great stuff, keep going!
Ah...edit...sorry. There also seems to some variation in the eyes, which alters the expression. I can't say specifically what it is, but your piece appears more focused on where he is looking. The other seems slightly adrift.
Really great. The only thing I can see is that the mustach isn't symetrical. Its one of my small OCD issues lol. the Left (my left) side looks like is swoops down a bit lower than the right (my right).
It's really looking nice. Most of the body seems to be looking accurate. If I were to be nitpicky, what I think you could work on next is adding textures on this guy.The smooth background's begging it. I mostly see blobs of light on his clothes. See if you can convert that into a more furry texture, kinda like how you did with the hat. The hat definitely has a nice fluffy feel to it. And lastly, the eyes could use some adjustment like someone else suggested. It's kinda hard to say, but he seems a bit less...wondering than the original. He looks more focused on the viewer.
I'd love to see any updates you have on this guy. Keep it up!
thats' sweeet man i really love the folds on his collar...very nicely done!
Originally Posted by OmenSpirits
(on the topic of ART) She's a demanding bitch that wants ALL your time and gets angry and pulls away if you even LOOK at another creative endeavor! "What, I'm not GOOD enough for you now? hm? well guess what, BAM! now try to draw without me, ya bastard!"