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nate reed
05-30-2010, 11:33 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/05-30-2010/80914_twain.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Mark Twain
Year Created:
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 16
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
Every year I am part of a haunted house production in an old Vicotorian in Sacramento. This year Samuel Clemens may show up... so I threw down an oil adapted from a b/w photo.<br><br>Sorry about the crude photo... it was taken by a blackberry.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Any comments welcomed.

billmahler
05-31-2010, 12:26 AM
Sam deserves a better foto.
Give us a better foto and we can give you some ideas.

tgsloth
05-31-2010, 10:00 AM
Bill is right but I think I can offer a couple of observations.
The values, hues and likeness appear good. You seem to have over stuffed the hair, including eyebrows and moustache. Also, drafting wise, the image seems to pull to the left from the neck down.

nate reed
05-31-2010, 01:31 PM
Thanks for the critiques-. Both observations are correct- I used an old B/W photo as a reference, and I wound up exaggerating the hair. It came out more as a characterization than a representation.
I'll go back and fix those things.- Again sorry about the photo. I don't know where my camera is, so my wife took it with her phone.