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    Did this recently tried out walnut oils. Fun stuff. November now so lets get this month goin.

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    Very nearly posted this on October...

    Very very quick - 20 mins, PS with CD reflection...
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    It's a bit crap/rushed but I gtg drink and it will be morning when I wake up. <excuses)

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    Self portrait of cgfuller64

    I worked this out yesterday, I have it posted it critiques(I hadn't noticed this forum), but here it is again. Its a little dark I know, but that's how I vent....



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    First post on this forum- hadn't noticed it. Great idea!

    Here's mah two cents. about forty minutes in a sketchbook.

    Devastating (but true) Critique is welcome and encouraged **Pokes you with stick** Thanks fellas.

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    Dono how long this took, but I went through a few mugs of coffee on it.

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    My November Self-Portraits, the Makeup Vampire and the Modest Girl

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    look I dont know why I love you I just do
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    one from me..started this on Sunday and was distracted with friends visiting. Decided to finished today...PS7 er not sure how long 4-5hrs???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens
    egets, nice work.. I like the first one the most, nice use of soft and sharp edges
    One thing to work out is the way you paint hair, you might have to use a softer brush or create a brush with a different shape. Cause right now it's a bit sharp and scratchy overall. Also watch the size of the eyes.

    well actually I purposely made the eyes bigger than they really are because since Im an artist I CAN (thats the beauty of it )

    look I dont know why I love you I just do
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    jens- thanks yeah, i did it like the day before i left reading week so it was still wet and i left it. Im back at college now but i play on doing another SP in oils when I get the chance. Hectic courseload haha i love it.

    Ive seen your latest stuff and goes to show mileage is really where its at. Good experimentations I have been watching your progression for a long time now.

    molly -agreed. I will definitely pay attention to those areas next time! Good SP... awesome form and good development of the features. Only thing i could catch was that the neck doesnt seem as cylindrical as it could be. You have a really good model to work from haha.

    dunefish - try out a longer sitting and punch those values more. Go from big brushes to smaller ones at the end

    cgfuller - nice layout and good painting, one thing i noticed right away is the eye needs a bit more work, seems awkward and flat like.

    waffle - nice, maybe you exaggerated the ears a bit much.

    patz- nice and quick, gestural.

    scootz- well done maybe if u had a stronger light source next time u could play with the contrast?

    egets - pretty nice. good lips. one thing about the hair - try to do it in value and form before strands and details. we really dont see every string we see the hair in groups if you look at it.

    malone - cool, the first one reminds me of the duran duran squiggle lol. 2nd could use more time on it

    art addict - nice u really spent a while on it. Did u use 2 mirrors to do a profile or a photo reference? really strong values without overdoing it. nice and subtle and realistic. maybe for the next i would find a core shadow and eccentuate that area. i really like the hair it almost looks like its on fire

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    this caricaturish self portrait made me realise why I have always fancied Jack Nicholson: I look like him

    or what do you think yourself ?

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    look I dont know why I love you I just do
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    Hey, all. I've mostly been a lurker here and haven't posted much in the past. So, here's to the future!

    Here's a self portrait I just finished for my life drawing class. w00t! Sorry the quality isn't really that great. It was taken with a digital camera since it was too big for my scanner.
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    egets - you do not do yourself justice! Im sure you do NOT look like Jack Nicholson in real life! hehe - caricature huh? not a bad idea...maybe we should start a caricature thread? it would be interesting to see how we all actually see ourselves...

    endregan - thank you
    Art_Addict - nice; the neck and the ear look fine to me I like this piece very much - but how did you tackle drawing profile?
    Bishop Six - very nice values; good observation...

    Mx

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    lol ! dont worry I will paint myself more beautiful soon again

    look I dont know why I love you I just do
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    It's been almost a year since I showed my mug in this thread. Here you go. 58 minutes in PainterIX.

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    Good work all.

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    the most recent one. I'm really happy with the way this turned out.

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    acrylice, colored pencil, and pen
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    I admit, this is like too much portraits of me me me but anyways since I made them here they are

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    look I dont know why I love you I just do
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    Here's one from me
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    hey blacky, how do you set-up a profile view for your SP???

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    I use 2 mirrors, sometimes even 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacky
    I use 2 mirrors, sometimes even 3

    How should the mirrors be placed???

    thanks.

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    I have One big one in bathroom, it's got two narrow ones at sides, which you can rotate towards you (they are "doors" of a shelf) /( can't think of english word for it).
    Anyways,... you just have to place em the way you can look forward (some place on some mirrows surface) and see yourself from a different angle. It's good practice. Spend hours in my bathroom

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    Well, it's been a while since I've done one of these (and once again posting at the end of the month).
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    dogfood - thats awesome...so thats wot you look like? cool colors and likeness(tho I have never met you in personLOL) I love the lil blue highlights on ur face..cool..
    Egets - awesome, you made me laugh! The first one looks like you took a mouthful of washing up water and regreted it; the second you look like you were thrown into that picture without your permission! you look mightily shocked!!! nicely done tho hehe!
    Bretton - scary..but cool...

    ooh, roll on December!
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    Thanks, Molls. Yeah, the strong yellow light and blue monitor glow complimented each other fairly well. And I'd say you'd recognize me on the street (no idea which street that would be) from this piece. Of course, it was a fresh haircut I was sporting at the time...

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    From a photograph, done in charcoal and chalk....22x30 inches.
    Working loose and with expressive marks.

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    And this one working from life.....very quick 20-30 min study, Painter IX.

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    Last edited by mark malone; November 9th, 2005 at 11:11 AM.
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    - Jens! thank you for your crit! The main light source I had was from my computer screen, I went blindly into my SP without a proper light source. I do not mind that you did a paint over; I can see what you mean re: my values. It looks like I got carried away with my nose....Your paint over is a much softer version...thank you! and btw - I never got you to do a portrait of me... - next time fo sure???

    Great SP's everyone.
    -DuneFishUk - I would like you to push your SP more. Find the hard lines and the soft ones. Look at the shapes that the light and dark areas make, and use them to help you make bring forth your features...
    -scooterella - nice, I like the watercolor effect you got going on; more head and shoulders too if poss, it'll frame your face nicley
    -patdzon - try and make use of the paper you use. Your SP is very small and you have all that wonder white space around you, crying out to be drawn on. When doing an SP, one rule to take into account is the composition of the subject- you or whoever- on the page. Too small, and you loose details in the face. Too large, and you loose focus of the subject in the drawing..if u get me
    -egets - I agree with Jens. One thing you could try with the hair is to block in the dark areas first, and paint the highlights on top. That way you can get the overall 'shape' your hair makes on your head....
    -waffle king - nice, I like this very much. charcoal ya?....cool...
    -endregen - nice, I like, tho, my main concern is the nose/mouth area..looks a lil untidy, and lost somehow, I cant make out very well - some subtle hard lines in there may help - IMO

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    Hi peeps!

    Worked some more on this one. I'm not satisfied with the area around the neck and ear, so any pointers are wellcome :

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