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07-12-2012, 08:40 PM
Title: Self portrait
Surface: Watercolor Paper
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!
Attached is my self portrait with the reference photo.
MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Any comments and C&C are welcome
07-12-2012, 10:39 PM
Looks good Aymen, though I think you aged yourself a bit.
I would be looking at the highlights over your eyeballs, these are reflections from somewhere traveling through the lenses of your glasses, but not showing on the glass lenses because these are angled down.
07-13-2012, 11:24 AM
Nice work here! I think the beard and chin needs to be a bit rounder and a little more attention paid to the hair, also soften the lines under the eyes and the dark patch under the bottom lip and soften the dimples. Otherwise it is a pretty good likeness! great effort, it could make you look your younger age with a few minor changes. Cheers Debs. =))
07-13-2012, 02:31 PM
Great likeness. Suggest that you need to add the shadowing in your jacket seen in the photo. Now the cloth looks flat. Otherwise, the problem is that you have no highlights. Everything is rendered from midtone to dark midtone. I've attached a photoshop to show what a fuller range of values would look like.
07-13-2012, 03:58 PM
Yes, good work. I agree, first thing I noticed is that you've got a nice youthful face that's been aged by about 10-15 years in the drawing! Also a lot of hard edges, outline effects. Softening them should add some youth. You've given yourself too many wrinkles :cat: Try also to add more sparkle to your eyes, as in the photo.
I think some smudging to soften.
Coming along nicely though.
07-13-2012, 05:17 PM
It looks as if the ref foto was made with flash.
That removes the deep shadows, and those deep shadows are what we use to form features.
Try another foto with no flash, with the light coming from your right.
07-14-2012, 10:06 PM
When you look at your work do you see how much it reflects the photograph? Is there something more about your face that the photograph doesn't capture? Usually, cos a camera lens is flat and sees everything in focus, photographic portraits have to be adjusted by the artist to get the true 'roundness and angles' and defocus a bit away from the centre of interest usually being the eyes.
07-16-2012, 12:04 PM
Thank you guys for watching, comments, and advice :)
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