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Self portrait done with Ink - finished it not too long ago.
Last edited by FentonAdaway; April 26th, 2005 at 11:02 PM.
cant see anything :_(
ok now thats better
ohii thats fine only the left eye part is a bit strange but i cant tell why hmm.. rest is fine
Nice work, overall!
I think the end of the nose, the highlights look a little harsh - they have hard edges that could be slightly softer or they look made of metal or something. The left eye I think the problem may be that there's a highlight drawn in a backwards "c" around both top and bottom and that's making it come forward in a funny way. Perhaps (hard to say since I wasn't there to see the lighting) the lower lid should be darker, since the upper should logically overlap it?
Very nice tones though on this...very convincing.
do explain your process.
looks like graphite and pastels!
Thank you for your criticism - the hard edges are a result of a poor photo editor which distorted the image during resize. The original piece is 18x24 inches so it has been minimized a great deal. The shading is a result of thousands of tiny lines - I used a different technique for the ear and eye this time around - instead of various overlapped straight lines I used tiny squiggles which gave those parts more depth and ultimatley more realism - I have a long way to go before I'm satisfied with my portrait work but I am progressing - I don't prefer this genre of art but it pays the bills - what I really enjoy is surreal art - I'm working on a piece I will be completing soon - I'll post it when I'm finished - happy to be a new member of this forum, and thank you for your responses.
I'm sure this thread has lost mostly everyone's interest by now but here is a photo I took before I'd finished shading the neck and background, and it doesn't share the same sharpness problem as the other does - I would snap another shot but the piece is being framed.
Last edited by FentonAdaway; April 26th, 2005 at 10:50 PM.