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12-29-2005, 10:53 PM
Hello friends :wave: I just finished my first portrait using circularism. LOL...this was a wide open run (since I don't believe in practicing hehehe)...and likely would have ended up in the trash if not for April and Troy's help (thanks you two ;)). I started the technique way too fast and loose, but I'm still fairly pleased with the result. It is a portrait of "Loop", a fellow member here at WC, and my "Holiday portrait swap" partner. I'll include a copy of the ref, but be warned it is VERY dark. I had to lighten it extremely to draw from, so really wasn't going for matching contrast, but more likeness, and learning a new technique while at it.
Drawing space: 8 x 10
used only (1) 2B mechanical pencil .5mm
12-29-2005, 11:31 PM
I think this looks absolutly great!!!!!
I would be pleased to. :)
I do think the eyebrow on the viewers left looks a little unnatural though.
12-29-2005, 11:49 PM
Well I've discussed this with you already, but I'll go on record as saying great first attempt. You've got some issues with this that you're already aware of, so I won't dwell on them. You did pull it together quite nicely though - it looked pretty frightening at the half way point lol;)
Looking forward to your second attempt. Call this one practice, and for a practice run, this is terrific.:)
12-30-2005, 06:04 AM
Dragonshade. This is really nice work! I can see you had a few issues in places but in spite of those this turned out great! My first one never reached completion but I found my second one was vastly better. I like the various textures you drew. It sounds like you had some tough places to get through but it all came together just fine. Many times a drawing seems to go through an ugly duckling stage - especially when learning a new technique. Next one will get easier. This is a great technique for getting skin texture and you pulled it off very well.
12-30-2005, 06:20 AM
Great that you've taken the plunge with this and it looks great - fab likeness. :clap: :clap:
Is Loop happy with it? I would guess yes! :D
12-30-2005, 07:23 AM
Well done! I thought it WAS the ref!:wink2:
12-30-2005, 10:22 AM
Thanks everyone :D!
Judi......looking at the image here I do see it. The original it doesn't pop out as much. That section was so deep in shadow though...uuuhhgggg. ;)
Troy.....man, thanks for all the help. Lmao...it looked REALLY frightening at the halfway point ;). I notice what you mentioned all the time when I look at people now, thanks for the tips, and please keep them coming :).
Ken.....hey I really appeciate it, you have been an inspiration to me both in this technique, and in general. Having only started this drawing journey this past August, I know you have only been at it a year or so right??...and with what you are doing now...amazing.
Alison.....actually Loop is an oil artist so he had never seen the technique, and was amazed by it.....said he liked it a lot. That though, was in progess, and it is much better now.....so hopefully.
12-30-2005, 11:01 AM
Ray - what is this magical thing that I mentioned to you? You lost me there. It must have been profound!;)
12-30-2005, 11:07 AM
LOL..big things to me, so small the great ones forget ;). Eye shape. Remember diagonal versus horizontal. One of those small things, but I notice it now.
12-30-2005, 01:48 PM
Ray, I've told you this elsewhere, but i wanted to chime in with everyone else here and say BRAVO!! :) For your first attempt this is outstanding work. I can't wait to see your second, third, fourth...! (get the idea??? :D) How about a self-portrait? You can get as close as you want gazing in a mirror to see all the texture. :) (And don't you dare start saying that you won't do that because for fear of scaring anyone!:p )
Again, wonderful work, my friend!
12-30-2005, 05:54 PM
Absolutely terrific likeness...this is great! Congratulations on a job well done!:clap: :clap: :clap:
12-30-2005, 06:35 PM
Ray, this is fantastic !
12-30-2005, 07:07 PM
Ray ... for only having started drawing 4 months ago you are doing fantastic! Like Troy said, your next one will be a good deal better and easier ... and the next and so on. I'm glad I have been able to be helpful. I'll be looking forward to seeing your next one. Bravo!
12-31-2005, 04:39 PM
April, Georgi, Reinhard, Ken
Thank you all very much. Praise from you all means so much to me because I respect each of you as awesomely talented artists. Thanks for helping me, each in your own way. :D
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