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03-28-2013, 05:28 PM
Hello Guys,

I tried this, soft pastels on paper. 33x27cm. Any feedback will be useful. Thanks in advance.


03-28-2013, 07:29 PM
Super frujin. Well done! Love the straggly beard and the cap. The piercing blue eyes are mesmerising but I wonder if they are just a gnats whisker too close together? Maybe not. You have managed to get some terrific light into the picture on his face and on his white hair. Who is he and what was your reference?

Mike :clap: :wave:

03-28-2013, 07:35 PM
Hello Mike. Yes, may be they are too close. Also the cap is too big (I think, not sure) And the hair goes to high on the right cheek .. and too "cut-off". Overall it has the stupid childish look I can't get rid off from ;( ... Here is photo i found on Flickr and used as reference...


http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6350148955/

D.W. Flint
03-28-2013, 09:57 PM
Good job...I was wondering where the left shoulder was until I saw the photo. I think you need to darken that area a little more so it can be seen better...Other than that I really like this...

03-29-2013, 06:09 AM
Hi frujin. Thanks for posting your reference photo. Okay, your interpretation may not be a close likeness but I still think your version is excellent and is a very compelling picture in its own right.


03-29-2013, 11:18 AM
I agree that I really like your version, even though it may not be an exact copy. Your interpretation is compelling. My only criticism is that I would like to see more crispness/clarity in the eyes, as you have with the hands/whiskers. The eyes are the soul of your painting. :)

03-29-2013, 04:14 PM
I agree that the eyes need some refining. His let eye has to slope up a bit. Since the hand is right up front, you might refine that as well. To add a little more character to this guy, and some yellow ochre to his whiskers and mustash to mimic the tobacco stains that I'm sure that they represent. I also wonder if you need that white card sticking out of his hat. You have the makings of a fine painting.