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01-31-2007, 11:29 PM
The third and last drawings are mostly pencil, but I drew them in the same style I normally use with pastels.
This first one here is the joker from batman, it's the only one here that wasn't drawn from life. It's the first pastel drawing I made when I bought my new pastels a few weeks ago, and I still think it looks cool.
Please tell me what you think.
01-31-2007, 11:42 PM
Welcome to the world of pastels:) You have done some very nice sketches :clap: :clap: please let us see more.
01-31-2007, 11:54 PM
Thank you. I think these are actually the only pastel drawings I've done in years, but if I make any others I'll post them.
02-01-2007, 08:55 AM
GREAT portraits! You have a wonderful style
02-01-2007, 08:37 PM
Does anyone have suggestions for improvement, besides the fact that none of these are finished?
02-01-2007, 10:00 PM
You will find that most of the artists here in the pastel forum do full color pastel paintings - covering the entire paper will pastel, but there are some of us who like (and do) pastels that are "drawings." I would say all of these are finished. The girl in red and white is especially nice.
Suggestions for improvement? Keep drawing and practicing. Keep an eye on the forums. Look for WIPs (Works in Progress) and you'll see lots of talented folks "in action." Go to your local bookstore and browse through the how-to art books. Some books won't give you much advice - others will give you advice you'll wonder how you ever lived without. Most of all - keep drawing and observing.
02-02-2007, 01:18 AM
Wonderful drawings, thanks for sharing them here!
02-02-2007, 11:44 AM
Keep going, Zarroc! These are great! You are seeing light and space, and with that, you find a few marks make as loud a noise as many.
The dog is especially sweet with its position and demeanor.
Ok, just a few things I see since you asked for crit.
Really look at an ear...I see it is unfinished, as you say these all are. Do some studies on hands, feet, parts of the anatomy so that you can really see it for what it is instead of as a whole with the body. It helps to look closely at bits and parts and render only focusing on one bit and then it's easier to render each part with the whole body.
The girl's eyes are a bit close together but you've captured a look, an essence of her that is very telling.
The bottom woman's portrait is a bit off...the hair seems too high piled on her head or the face/head is elongated too much. Measure her again, if you can, with your pencil as to how much space the eyes have between each other as well as how much forehead and hair is above her eyes. Check out Bruce Johnson's portrait threads here, very helpful.
Hope these vague thoughts might help out a little.
02-02-2007, 11:54 AM
Love the dog. Love it. You captured a great expression, and the barest highlights really accent it. Keep up the good work, and as my hubby tells me, "Finish ONE!"
I especially like the dog!
02-14-2007, 02:56 PM
Thanks for the comments and advice everyone.
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