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Mikey
11-27-2008, 08:37 AM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/11-27-2008/28043_out_of_dakness.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Out of darkness
Year Created:
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 24 x 24 inches
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
It's a poor photo so my corrections have spoilt the blends. I took an ordinary photo and manipulated in graphics software.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Any comments.

gaensanger
11-27-2008, 12:11 PM
These colours are agressive, but the work is perfect as always.

Nitpicking it seems, the eyes dont look in exact the same direction?

Lily_Katz
11-27-2008, 08:33 PM
Her features are skewed and, yes, she is wall-eyed.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Nov-2008/102931-28043_out_of_dakness.jpeg

Mikey
11-28-2008, 06:15 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Nov-2008/28043-out_of_dakness_2.jpg gaensanger the yes do look strange here but not eyes on. It is not possible to see.

Yes Lily and the thing for you to know is why I did that.

This photo is a little bit better although this skylight makes photography difficult.

Lily_Katz
11-29-2008, 04:09 PM
Yes Lily and the thing for you to know is why I did that.

Mikey, I've seen about a half-dozen of your portraits and every single one of them has the same skewed anatomical errors: misplaced noses, crooked lips, uneven eyes. I know WHY you do it. You need to hone your drawing skills.

If you want to do a Picasso distortion, that ain't the way.

Mikey
11-29-2008, 04:15 PM
I don't Lily but let's say draughtmanship, isn't my strength. However, accepting that and it isn't so easy at this size, I traced it to absolute accuracy. I was taking tali's advice on this occasion.

tali
11-30-2008, 02:20 AM
Mikey, I've seen about a half-dozen of your portraits and every single one of them has the same skewed anatomical errors: misplaced noses, crooked lips, uneven eyes. I know WHY you do it. You need to hone your drawing skills.

If you want to do a Picasso distortion, that ain't the way.

Uncalled for, Lily!

Mickey, I'm interested in your direction on this, keep us posted!

Mikey
11-30-2008, 07:27 AM
tali, I was a little bit worried if not actually frightened about this one. However, I think creativity means taking risks and this is part of my journey. Right now I'm playing for safety and I'll also draw the straight lines for people first. It is not easy to show that slight turn of the head three dimensionally and certainly not in this case where the values and colours are what they are. You might expect the septum to be different and the highlight running down the nose, but in fact they are accurate.