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    self portrait study

    I apparently only make self portraits at the moment. I focused on value and edges and i think it has more character then my last one but i am having big trouble with the hair. Just don´t know what to do. if you have pointers on anything else i would appreciate it also!! thank
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    this was my last one
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    To me the second one is a lot better. You captured the colors and values of the picture better there, but overall I'm seeing issues with catching your facial structure. What's your process? Do you sketch these out first at all?

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    I would disagree and say the structure of the new one is much better, you've got the planes down. And value wise is bad not at all, maybe bump up the darker values a tad. Colour is obviously irrelevant with the new one. One problem with both of them is the scaling of the whole head, it could be adjusted slightly.

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    yeah, i do a sketch but my painting process is a bit messy and i tend to move stuff around or paint over things i´m not satisfied with

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    They are both pretty damn good, tenchi makes a good point about getting more darker values in, seems a little too light at the moment in a few areas.
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    You need to embrace the shape of your face IMHO. It's beautiful and you move your paintings towards something more generic.

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    Yeah, you guys definately didn't check the date before posting.

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    IMHO anything on the front page is fair game, they might still be checking. I wish the forums were a tad more busy, but not replying to what is here won't help with that.

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    I'm just pointing this out before more people reply without checking the date. I'd suggest you to reply to threads that are active, especially if they didn't get any reactions (unless they are called dotcov, c.dot or illastrat, in which case I recommend replying only if you have some great Goat videos to share).

    The only reason this was on the front page, is because copaloro already pushed it, which required him to manually make threads older than a month re-appear, and going to page whatever. Which is slightly weird, now that I think of the process...

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    A self portrait should be done from a mirror. This is just a photo study and you need to check your negative shapes as neither comes close to the original photo. Treat it like a master study and grid it out until you can see and draw what you see clearly.

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    I think the way the eyes sit in the second one is different then the picture

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    White Rabbit, I was going through the threads checking out the artwork and honestly didn't think the date would even be a problem being a month old, as you've seen... some people return from a long pause to update their threads. I think bunnyhugger is right, it would be nice if the forums were a lot more active, its slowed down a ton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by copaloro View Post
    I think bunnyhugger is right, it would be nice if the forums were a lot more active, its slowed down a ton.
    People move on as they get busy or numerous other reasons, its up to us to keep it active

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