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06-24-2004, 08:44 PM
Here is my latest portrait. It has taken me about 9 hours. I've been working on it all day. I have been trying to draw several portraits lately, but I have thrown them all away. I finally found one that worked. :p Anyway, C&C welcomed. Thanks! :)
Hey, Chris--now, this IS a compliment--this style reminds me of Max Fleischer--he did those very stylish and nifty superman cartoons way too many years ago.
06-24-2004, 10:18 PM
I love the eyes in your portraits. :clap: They have such depth to them, they draw me in and make me want to know more. :) Something about her knuckles looks a little off, but I'm not quite sure what. I really haven't drawn hands before so I'm not the best judge on that. ;)
Keep them coming, I can't wait to see what you do next! :D
06-25-2004, 12:26 AM
Chriscj, I like this a lot!!...somewhat stylized as JayD can see. I think the thickness of the fingers are not consistant and that may be what is throwing them off a tad, but they are not bad at all overall, at least as I can tell. Shadows of the fingers are done beautifully, makes the hand look like it is resting there and gives nice form to the face. Lips are done well too, nice little highlight and a trace of a tooth, but very subdued...excellent!
You have been doing some really close cropped portraits with a lot of dramatic lighting, very cool stuff. Yup, I know the feeling, there will always be those pieces that will wind up in the bin, but it appears you are doing quite well despite your setbacks. Keep at it, you are doing beautifully!
06-25-2004, 02:33 AM
Hi Chrissie, my points would be no different than the others already made! I would like to know how you get such a dramatic look! :D Is it the paper? Do you use a special pencil? :D
06-26-2004, 02:15 PM
Thank you JayD, tentativeartist, Stoy Jones, and deepat. :)
deepat: I think what makes a portrait dramatic are the shadows. I used bristol vellum, and a mechanical pencil.
06-26-2004, 02:26 PM
Fantastic shadows!! :D :clap: :clap: :clap:
I wish I could achieve the same depth! :crying: :D
06-26-2004, 02:48 PM
I can only second what has been said above. Really good. One little thing. The shadow on the 3rd finger gives me the impression that he/she dipped his/her hand in chocolate. Might blending the transition the dark shadow from the underside of the finger and the lighted side of the finger meet be a suggestion?
06-28-2004, 06:58 PM
Thank you deepat and Reinhard1. :)
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