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Snow_White
07-20-2004, 07:09 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/07-20-2004/20438_IMG_2585.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Help needed!
Year Created: 2004
Medium: Pencil
Surface: Paper
Dimension: A3 paper
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
Having really trouble,
The ears seem off, And It is just toooo soft!
I used to be able to get my pencil drawings to jump at me! Just can't seem to do it with this one.
Whats wrong with it! I need fresh eyes!!

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
As above

Golden Kfir
07-21-2004, 02:40 AM
When I use pencil or charcoal I work the cover the whole paper in a grayish value. I then use may eraser to make negative space to lighten the value this gives it texture. I darken some with my pencil as well. The current drawing you have looks too white. Add some value to him and the background. Erases are not cheating, use them to smear the graphite so you can establish a tone. He looks pasty and sick like he's been living in a basement eating chalk. Smear some life into it. Black magic is my favorite eraser.
Good-luck.

Gilberte
07-21-2004, 03:50 PM
The above post has a lot of excellent feedback.
The experts in the portrait forum could help you too !

Snow_White
07-21-2004, 05:55 PM
Thank you for your help!! Will run and get a decent eraser then!!
He does look sick doesnt he LOL :D

Snow_White
07-21-2004, 06:11 PM
Thank you for your help!! Will run and get a decent eraser then!!
He does look sick doesnt he LOL :D

V-A
07-22-2004, 04:30 AM
Hi!
I was just wondering that have you read those books by Adrew Loomis. I have learned A LOT from those. They can be downloaded for free. They are awesome.
http://www.saveloomis.org/
Check it out :)

jerryW
07-22-2004, 06:25 PM
I read nothing.
I like your drawing
next
sign and date it and do another and another

roberj
07-22-2004, 07:34 PM
Practice is the best teacher. A change of paper finish will bring your pencil to life. This paper looks too smooth

Bob