Hey Sergey, I saw your post on IAC's forums. Good stuff altogether and your sketchbook is really looking solid mate (lots and lots of studies make you a really awesome artist)
It's weird that I never saw your sketchbook before on CA, I didn't think there were many Israelis around (well I know of one another guy who isn't that active anymore).
Keep going, I subscribed to your SB
Hey man your link is broke or something to your sketchbook I had to go to your profile to find the thread. Thanks for the advice man!! Im thinking about taking part in the next spartan gesture challenge as well as doing some more Face studies and stuff
Nice to be back, Gray, and good job on the portrait. Easiest way to clean your edges is to up the contrast between your values where you want sharper edges, like the right cheek against the background. In your portrait they're both at around a 5-6 in greyscale, so they're not differentiating from one another very well. That's usually why you'll see the shadow side of a painted portrait against a lighter background and the lit side against something dark.
Edit - quick paint-over (hope you don't mind) to show what I mean , since it's a lot easier to see than just read about it. Obviously you'd take this further than what I would do in 5 minutes or so, but it's just to give you an idea.
Last edited by MrFrenik; July 16th, 2014 at 03:42 PM.