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    this is my first encounter with all this art stuff ...use to draw when i was young but then abandoned it ....but started again just recently...just hit me with some crits ...will be very helpul...

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    Hi

    Hey, Welcome to CA. OK to start off, his nose is too small. you might wanna add some lighter tone to a broader area to make it more robust, it is a bit puny right now. And overall some more contrast, it looks kinda flat.

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    Oh, and also, the eyes are not in the right positions and the mouth is too far to his right. just experiment a little, take a picture of yourself in this pose and think about it.

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    It's not supposed to look like a cat because it's actually it's a giraffe.
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    Hey Veeren,

    Before you start with the fancy colours and rendering you really need to focus on the form of the head and anatomy in general. Study faces and see it as a 3 dimensional object, there's nothing wrong with using references.

    Just keep at it!

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    Hi,

    I agree with others, you need to study the anatomy of faces a lot more. Play with developing shapes of the facial features and creating guide lines to determine what should be where.

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    hi and welcome!
    as the others said, work on anatomy and study portraits, see how light and especially shadow form the human face (look at portrait photography or make one of your friends sit in front of a window being sidelit and see what it looks like. try to figure out where the dark areas are! it's always easiest to paint a portrait with a well defined light source, have a strong light come from one direction, creates strong cast- and form shadows on the face which makes it easier to paint form. also think about composition, if the figure's portrait is what you are trying to show on your picture try to frame it and leave out uneccessary background elemtens that only distract from the person.
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    here are two examples on compistion. have a look at how the subject's face is not placed dead center (which you didnt do either) on the first one it's moved to the left which makes it a bit more harmonic and in the second one the photographer cut a bit off which also looks interesting, just play with it and see what it looks like. im eager to see your results just keep at it!
    cheers

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    i think everything needed has been said, heres a small paintover i did though.. hope it helps, its quite self-explanatory

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    decide where's the lightsource is coming from.
    and from there you can easily decide how the shadow and shading goes like

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