That portrait is really cool. The blacks seem almost too back. There aren't many mid tones. the facial proportions seem a pinch off but I have similar issues there I think it just comes with time and effort.
the water is really cool though.
I see what you mean. The problem of the shadows of that portrait is that she has a really bright skin color and the flashes made her skin almost white.
But drawing this portrait helped me a lot, it was hard to manage the proportions and finally...they´re not correct.
hey man, did you grab the books i told you to? they'll help you alot, especially for a beginner
your stuffs nice and clean, its good but you need to learn to loosen up also, its good for gestural things
ryanoir_Yes, I bought Bridgeman´s Constructive Anatomy and a random anatomy book for art students. Thanks again!
What do you mean when you say I should loose up? I guess you´re talking about specific body parts like hands and feet
FightingSeraph_You´re right, perspective is an important thing I shouldn´t neglect. Are there any books you could recommend, too?