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PeriSoft
05-22-2014, 11:13 AM
Criticism etc. I don't do much 'realistic' stuff so I'm not sure how I did on this one; any suggestions appreciated! The compression / resize wrecked havoc with this one, so click for big!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2014/1697450-sp.jpg (http://www.perisoft.org/sp.jpg)

Elainepsq
05-22-2014, 11:38 AM
Looks good! :clap: But would you share with us a little about your process? what program? did you do it from a mirror, or a photo or what?

I like the fact that there is so much realism there, yet it was done in cross hatching - not easy!

If I were really looking to be picky, I'd say that I'm not sure about the eye on the right (your left) Since we see a little of the white on the eye closest to us, I'm thinking we should see a little white on the other as well.

LavenderFrost
05-22-2014, 11:53 AM
Much more realistic than your usual, but I can still see some of your style in there.

PeriSoft
05-23-2014, 09:26 AM
Looks good! :clap: But would you share with us a little about your process? what program? did you do it from a mirror, or a photo or what?

That was from a photo I took with the tablet - a terrible one, actually; I was slumped on the couch in my office in low light, at a strange angle... And from memory, of course, and feel - I poked around at myself a bit to verify some things, which was kind of funny. I'm not sure what people would have thought had they noticed me sitting around with a tablet prodding all over my ear without knowing that I was checking proportions!

It was done in Corel Painter X3, like pretty much everything has been for a while. This one was done with 'liquid ink' set so it was a bit spotty and drippy - I've always liked that in real life, too; I used to keep around ballpoint pens with various different problems that let me do neat stuff... :)

The process itself was pretty haphazard, I guess; I didn't use a grid or anything for it, just kinda started out with proportions and lines that were easy to nail down - vertical or horizontal, or angled in an easy to verify way - and then linked stuff up for an outline and filled it. And then went and redid stuff when my wife pointed out the bits I'd done wrong. :D

arl
05-24-2014, 05:52 AM
I like your use of lines to create mass and value.

Lucy-Foote
05-24-2014, 09:57 PM
Very nice.:)

Lucyhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-May-2014/70668-a_Foote_icon_sm.JPG

b'anna
05-27-2014, 07:37 PM
Great stuff! making cross hatch look good is a hard one.

123harry
05-29-2014, 03:41 AM
Excellent. the close crop gives this a very intense look.