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    Self Portrait--Critiques please?

    I did a quick self portrait today and was wondering if anyone had any critiques for it. I really want to improve.

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    I think this is great. I wouldn't do anything to it- stick a fork in it, it's done.
    On 2nd thought, maybe add a little more light to the hat as it curves to the front--this would help the brim/ visor of the hat stand out a little more. But again--I really like--

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    I'm conflicted. Leave it alone, looks great.

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    I envy the quality of your painting and brush strokes. love the skin tones. is this photoshop or painter?

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    @ steven6- There's no harm in trying I guess? But I did get lazy on the hat. Partly because I couldn't see the tones too well without my glasses and partly because I'm lazy. But thanks so much for the feedback!

    @moosepaws- I used photoshop CS2. I used a custom brush from one of the massive black tutorials. It's the "bob ross" brush from the Whit Brachna
    Environment Speedpaints Volume 1. So fun to play around with.

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    Put higlights and redraw the shadows and lights of the hair and it will be more eye catching

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    The face have a very nice expression, full of life. I was about to say something about the hat, but is good as it is, I think values the face, doesn't bother me at all.

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    I love this, I think it looks great!

    The line coming from the top right corner of the piece doesn't make sense entirely. I know it's where the wall meets the ceiling, but the line should continue on the other side of your head either making a straight line across the entire piece or making the line go up towards the left corner. This is really minor and it's still an really successful piece even if you leave it as is. I just thought you should at least make note of it.

    Awesome job though, it's funny how the only thing i noticed wrong is the absence of a single line

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    Hare- Yeah the hair could need some more work, thank you for the suggestion!

    mduarte- Thanks! I probably should have spent more time on the hat, but it was kind of grazed over.

    MikeBurns- That is something I noticed and probably should fix. I forgot to put in the ceiling !! haha

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    it is great!!!

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    I think it looks great! My only question is what's going on on the left side of the wall? That is, you have a clear wall/ceiling divide defined on the right side, but the left is all one solid color. I'm not sure if that helps or hurts it, or if it matters at all, it was just something that caught my eye.

    But great portrait!

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    Overall, I think it's adorable! My only observation is that the whole thing is warm in hue; it looks like the subject is sitting under an intense yellow light; might there be an opportunity to play cool against warm, just a little? Hard edge against soft? As a study, it succeeds wonderfully, though. Nice job!

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    Great job. Perhaps smooth some of the transitions. And fix the wall on the left.

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    More highlights on the hair (like someone else said.) Then Make prints, sell them, get rich and then you can call it done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cebap View Post
    I used photoshop CS2. I used a custom brush from one of the massive black tutorials. It's the "bob ross" brush from the Whit Brachna
    Environment Speedpaints Volume 1. So fun to play around with.
    Which brush is that exactly, or does he say in the vid? (I have the download as well but didn't have too much time to look at it)

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    I'm really digging this. Great expression and I like how you rendered it.

    if you don't mind sharing i'm curious as to what your 'quick' is (aka how long this took?)

    great job.

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    I think you can call this one done. If you mess with it any more, it will look fussy and over-worked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Rainville View Post
    Which brush is that exactly, or does he say in the vid? (I have the download as well but didn't have too much time to look at it)
    It's called the Bob Ross Brush. Literally. Which is why it's so fun to use.


    Bounchfx- It took around One and a half to two hours. I don't exactly know how long, since time kind of disappears when I'm painting.

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