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    Holy shit @ rendering sensitivity. Objects are well-done too. I can see why it'd be people's favorite. Should you have time, you should definitely post more of your fine-art works as well as your comic pages.

    How long did you work on this for?

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    Well, this really is very nice piece. Did you use photo reference?

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    The background is the only thing I would smoothen.

    The rest is SUPERB!!!

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    I wouldn't smoothen it.

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    Very nice!, The smooth shadows and the details are awesome!!!

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    wonderful use of imagination. Of course he used references.

    What kind of paper is this you used? I assume bristol board? I do like your rendering as I'm definitely fond of rendering myself.

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    So wow, yeah, it's been awhile since I posted. I haven't seen your comments until today. Thanks! I really appreciate it. That one took something like 30-40 hours. It was done on Strath 300 Bristol, 14x17.

    About the background: I took it to get framed and told the framer it was fine to spray some matte fixative on it, as I had forgotten. It did this terrible thing to the darker leads...looked like soap scum. I had to try and do some chemical work to take it off, and it never quite looked right afterward. Oh well.

    So I was frustrated painting something tonight and decided to do a self-portrait. It was fun, about 1.5 hrs, and I'll try to do more and keep this thread updated.


    (needless to say, that drawing was done in 2007. I've changed quite a bit since, what with having 2 kids and sitting all day drawing/painting and getting quite round)

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    Nice! But I still like the first one better Do more!

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    haha...well, you ought to like the first one better. I'm actually finishing up a pretty bad one now.

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    Ok...I probably won't get one of these done every day...but I'm going to strive for that, and hopefully I can get a few done a week in reality. So here's another, quicker one...not as good, but it's playing the game that matters, right?

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    Pretty happy with this one. Likeness is good. talking with Dad on the phone during the process, so it ended up taking about 2 hours...probably did a good 1.5 hours' worth of work though.

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    I wouldn't recognize you if I saw only first work))
    But anyways, works are great.
    The first one is 100% a concept art!
    the rest is very good.... but I would add some concept too...
    But I like the mysterious smile you have on the last one)

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    Thanks for the comments I think to me it looks like most of the self-portraits in this section are more straightforward portraits without much "concept"...I could be wrong.

    Anyway, yeah the first picture is based on me from about 4 years ago, and I've changed a lot since then.

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