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January 9th, 2009 #1
Looking for direction
I'm looking for some constructive feedback. Is there anything I could do better or practice before I do my next portrait.
I've stopped short of finishing it (hair, ears etc).
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If that was supposed to be Stephen Gerrard then you've captured the likeness very well.
Biggest problem for me is the mouth, the inside would never be all one shade f black like that. There would be a value for the sidewall, for the tongue, etc.
Also I think there would be more creases in the face especially around the mouth, if not in line then in tones.
January 9th, 2009 #3
It's not too bad, but for your next portrait, why not try painting value where you see it and avoid making a line drawing first?
(More like an impressionist approach than a comic book one).
I suggest this because this one looks like a shaded line drawing. Not that there's anything wrong with that style, but it might be good practice to break things down to values instead of facial features.
January 10th, 2009 #4
danlambert - I see what you mean about the lines on his face. I never thought of the mouth after I'd "finished" it so i'll go back to it. Thanks
Zirngibism - Yeah, you are right, It's def someting I'd like to add to my repertoire. It's just that I've never done it that way before, ah well, I'll give it a shot. Thanks a lot.