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I would like you to give me some critique for my selfportrait. Which I referenced from a photograph. I would like to improve my work but I don't know where to go. If you know what I mean?
What hits me immediately is that the eyes are too wide/bright. Second, if you use a picture that is evenly lit, you need to spend more time with the facial structure, and how this translates into value. I think you will benefit from doing value studies from simple objects, taking your time to get the values right.
Grinnikend door het leven...
Stop trying to copy photographs. Practice structural drawing, instead.
Recommended reading: "Successful Drawing", "Drawing Head and Hands" by Loomis.
It is a better idea for a self-portrait to use a mirror, not a photo. You won't be tempted to copy flat shapes, and will be forced to track the three-dimensional form.
Thank you guys for your constructive criticism. I'll try to follow your advice and focus on more basic structures. And the next selfportrait will be done with a mirror.
Eyes and beard doens't look good. eye on right side looks big. beard on left side should be in shape.
Additionaly to arenhaus recommendations, here is a quick summary of how the Loomis approach on drawing heads works.
And the structure of facial features.