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    Critique my work

    Hello guys,
    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?

    Thnx

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

    Thnx again.
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    Eyes and beard doens't look good. eye on right side looks big. beard on left side should be in shape.
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    Additionaly to arenhaus recommendations, here is a quick summary of how the Loomis approach on drawing heads works.


    And the structure of facial features.
    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...4UT-yUo7pC13GQ
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