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    Ubemm | Colours & Lights 1.1

    This was sooo fun!! 5 hours, felt like 30 minutes haha. It took me an extra couple hours because I didn't make the mass lights first, and instead rushed into details. I had to redo the whole face a couple times. What really stood out to me was the reflected light under my chin. The hair looks really awkward and phony, I had no idea on how to handle my brushes haha. I noticed the cast shadows are paramount to the face's readability. I think I used a high tone value scheme ? Also I have a very hard time smoothing my edges/ making things look realistic lol any advice is welcome! Thanks for viewing

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    The lighting set up is cool. Reminds me of fashion photography. From the thread thumbnail it reads very well. When viewed full size it looks like you could work on your transitions. Pay close attention to the left eye. It is looking a little flat right now. Nice pleasant and engaging expression.

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    Great start.

    a. watch the value transitions from light to shadow. This is particularly of issue on the neck. i am confident you can find transition values and softer edges along that cast shadow.
    b. the eyes are spheres inside a socket. If you paint them too white and not with light making them look round, they will flatten out.
    c. beware using the same brush for the hair in too many places. Sometimes carving in bigger shapes can suggest things better than a brush that makes lots of little strands.

    Keep up the great work.

    I agree the expression is quite well done too.


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    Thanks for the critiques you two. I softened up the skin with the soft airbrush. I added more shadow around the eyeball and more highlights on the eye. Reworking all my hair, blond hair is tedious Lol. Noticed everyone's expression was kinda serious, so I wanted to change it up a bit haha.

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    Finished the hair, my hand is bleeding, too much painting today.

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    I would revisit the shapes on the shirt as they look like they could be more closely observed. great improvements. This has come a long way.


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    Thanks J! Yea most of it was painted without reference haha, I'll remake it.

    I hope it's not breaking the rules, but I tried making another self portrait for facebook, I think it's missing something.

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    nice gestural marks and such...good work. your color is very flat in its range of hues and thus it feels like the flesh is made out of barbie plastic rather than human flesh. There are a range of neutral undertones in flesh, regardless of race, and areas of higher saturation as well. Watch for them.


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