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    my self portrait

    my self portrait
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    Nice, is that in oils? what size was the canvas? from the size of the brushstrokes, I'd say somewhere around 14x18.Something about the left eye bothers me, I think it's the lack of highlight or something. good skin tone and observation

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    A lot of cool things going on in this portrait.. the left (our right) eye area looks very nice to me.

    A few things that stand out: the border between light and shadow on the cheek could use a much softer edge to help it roll. Right now it it feels too sharp, like that side of your face is carved out of wood rather than soft tissue. Be careful about the reflected light in the neck area as well, I think it's too light in value as-is and is starting to compete with the values in the light side of the face. Makes it feel splotchy and not part of the shadow.

    Keep posting these. I love seeing traditional portraits. I agree with Pheep too - nice skintones you've got going in there.

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    Thanks for the comments. I wish I could explain how much I struggle with eyes. This is done in oils and is 16x20. I am trying to find the balance between old flemish art, rembrandt, nerdrum, carravaggio, and goya.

    I am working on a new one and hope to post it soon.
    Yandor

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    Nice Portriat!

    your portrait is amazing. I like the skin texture.

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    try to touch up your right side (the darker side), try to do the same on the right eye as the left eye just with a darker tone than the shadows. and don't worry, you can undo the mistakes, that's how you learn

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    Yandor nice ..very nice...if you struggle with eyes..copy a few from those masters..i also have problems with eys...masters are a good dose..also study the anatomy and the main eye socket cavity of the skull (get a skull if you dont have one..is the best way)...i wanna see how you end up with combining those styles..
    my new site, is crazy stuff but is my own space, I can say whatever!! hehe:
    http://theallejo05.spaces.live.com/?_c02_owner=1
    One of the art schools I respect the most:
    http://www.mimsstudios.com/philosophy.htm

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