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    Hey guys, just trying to get a few opinions on this. Now this is just the first layer over the drawing i settled with, so those dark outlines should fade away. I dont have a photo to show reference as I'm using a mirror for this assignment.

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    sorry for the now obvious crap picture every time I press the button I shake the camera even after it focuses >|

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    Your ear is probably too small and too far down. Typically the top of the ear is at the top of the eye. I realize your head is tilted but even accounting for that it doesn't make up the difference. The jawline could probably use some re-looking too, its very difficult to get that line in correctly with your head tilted, I know . The most important thing with painting is to never lose your drawing. Its definitely coming along nicely though.

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    Thanks nate, yeah i was definitely eyeing the ear not long before i checked here, ill wipe it off and move it. thanks for looking.

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    If you draw the line for the eyes and extend it through the side planes, I think that you'll see that the ear might be a little too far back. This also helps give the impression the ear is too low. Moving the ear forward and up will also help shorten the jaw.

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    Besides that its looking good! Meh, I just quit my art class (school started) right before we started head painting. I'm a bit jealous :]

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