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    Quicksilver's Face (rinsed and repeated)

    Thought I'd make use of the spare A5 SB I had lying about so it's now my SP book.

    Both aren't actually completely finished as I got a bit lazy ^_^; The lighting kept changing in the second one due to big clouds getting in the way, so I don't really like it that much. The nose and forehead are pretty blank.

    First one's in pencil, second was done with a fineliner and brush pen.

    All C&C welcome I'll make more of an effort next time to make any future comments more worthwhile!

    ~~Quicksilver/Naomi

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    they look ok!
    on both the nose is a bit off, try to understand the shapes. one of the best ways to understanding an object is to sculpt it. give it a try!

    try to simplify. both drawings "fall apart" a little. the first one mainly because of the many contrasty strokes in the hair, the second one because of a "shape overload", esp. in the neck area but also the lines in the hair could be grouped together even more.

    post more!

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    you better update often, you. the most prominent problem w/ the first one is that your eyes are way far up your head.

    let's see you do some quick, simple SPs with as few lines as possible, heh. rendering is a good habit, but so is line control..

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    I love that brushpen usage.... kick ass!

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    I love the ink one
    esp the hair

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    Realy like that second SP.
    Great how you do your hair. looks realy cool.

    do you have a whide nose. looks pretty large. but i can't tell. Looks realy good. update often !

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    I like the second one. Looking professional.

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    dorian: Yeah, I haaaate drawing my nose. Will have to tackle it properly...
    Good point about the faces 'falling apart'. I still haven't actually gotten off my butt to do some proper face studies yet [smacks hand]

    Sean: So much for updating regularly! xD Aye, I have done some loose pen SPs but they've wondered off somewhere

    glikster: Thank you

    Infinit: Thanks

    oma: Cheers. Yeah, I have a wide-ish nose. There're a few photos of me posing in the Photo Thread when I had my new haircut, hehe.

    coolgraphs: Thank you Many thanks for featuring my work, btw. I really appreciate it!

    This is an older one, btw (before the hairut). Just thought I'd add it for the sake of filling up space...
    Quicksilver's Face (rinsed and repeated)

    K, just finished this one. Started a new SB 'cause the one I had before (A4 hardback) was getting a bit heavy in the ol' backpack with the rest of my college work.

    Done on off-white paper with a sepia graphite stick. I don't have a darker pencil/graphite stick so it's kinda all one tone...

    C&C welcome as always,
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    Hey Naomi! Your sps are going well! The last one is cool, though I think the face is a bit too round and possibly a bit squashed. It lacks form a bit, but that isnt your fault .. I think (maybe I just noticed this in your most recent sp than the others) that you maybe try and go into too much detail. I see it mostly in the hair, which definately doesnt look bad, I think there's just a bit too much going on..

    A while ago kim was telling me about a study I did of a pig heart. Basically I was trying to go into too much detail, putting in all the little bits of blood and went overboard with the textures. In the end it was really hard to read 'cause I buggered up the values by going into too much detail. He said once you have good values down then you only need to hint at certain details/textures for it to read properly. I think the same applies here, like when people talk about doing hair in 'clumps' to give the overall effect of the hair instead of the individual strands.. You've done this really well with the brush pen one and obtained a great graphical quality, by keeping it really simple/strong value contrast.

    Also, remember to try not to use lines for the features of the face... There are places where it looks good, but the lines up the side of the nose are what I noticed first of all...Sometimes its quite hard to see the value change on the nose to the cheek, especially in certain light.. But go with what you think's right, without using line...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Quicksilver
    coolgraphs: Thank you Many thanks for featuring my work, btw. I really appreciate it!
    ~~Naomi
    Hi Naomi, Iam proud to have your works Here and many many thanks for your permission to grab your works from your site. And Iam always faithful to Conceptart.Org for finding and knowing about great artists of the world.

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    The brushpen self portrait looks cool. Maybe try to loosen up your shading .

    Farvus.

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    the brush pen one i think is the most accurately like you- very good, the last one youve posted i think youve drawn your face too round- maybe you could fix it by adding more hair over your right cheeck ( our left)

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    Adam: You're completely right I do tend to go crazy with details and jump stages so I 'don't get bored', which is a silly habit really... Great crit, thanks for your time. ^_^

    coolgraphs: You're too kind

    Farvus: Thanks, still trying to loosen up on teh shading (this update doesn't include any, but that wasn't meant to be an example, lol. That would be a bit extreme otherwise!)

    Fran: Chaars, though I've given that one a rest.

    1: Pencil sketch
    2: Dip pen sketch

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    1: Homework - had to paint a SP in style of an artist. I chose Francis Bacon (using Head VI as an example).

    2: *WIP* Acrylics, mirror (ref). Any advice would be appreciated! The face is too light atm, and the neck is too dark. Everything is kinda bocked in at this stage...

    C&C welcome!

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    top painting is really strong..... nice to see some expression and mark making
    good job
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    hey, firstly naomi is such a great name.....it rocks. hehe
    (its not my name im a guy)

    secondly, one of your best drawing attributes if faces i think, i was looking at your skectch book and followed the link in your sig to here and you can realy do the little nitty gritty bits on faces, but thats not to put down you anatomy stuff either overall on the whole great just in some bit slips to GOOD but hey thats coming from me and guess what?..i cant draw for poopey hehe, gl, keep it up

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    I personally love your paintings, more the bottom one than the top
    (iunno might jus be my biest against crazy sh**), but there both great i wanna see more

    My reason for being here is to be the best ...
    so I shake my head when fellow artists critique me saying "Hey, you're working too hard ... just try the [half-assed] approach instead?"
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    that homework is rly good
    you adopted the style pretty well

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    I like the Francis-styled painting the most. Looks nice and loose for the most part. I'd reccomend getting control of the lighting, though, in the future. Say have 1 lamp in your room and position it about in different places. A high positioned light, coming down onto the top-side of the face is usually the most pleasing. Also, maybe be a little more looser and relaxed with your hair lines. They look very tight like the way you did your face, and it doesn't really flow. Although, it does in some.

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    Red face

    can you help me upload my pics please and make a scetch book and tings
    if u dont mind.
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    oh yea i love your drawings

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