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Mikey
07-04-2010, 08:35 AM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/07-04-2010/28043_bing.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Bing
Year Created:
Medium: Pencil
Surface: Paper
Dimension: A4
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
I got bored looking a the wallpaper

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Whatever, but if you think the eyes and mouth don't line up properly don't worry.

Corby
07-04-2010, 08:46 AM
It is quite nice Mikey. One realizes that the correct proportions are a reflection of the ideal, we all fall somewhere within. It is the differences that make for our individuality. What a sunny personality you have portrayed. I wish wallpaper could move me to such inspiration! I hope you are doing well.

tgsloth
07-04-2010, 09:15 AM
Not sure if you want to hear about drafting issues so I'll just say you really nailed an expression and personality.

crazywoman53
07-04-2010, 01:32 PM
Good to see you posting again! Love the happiness she is showing on her face. Nice one.

La_
07-04-2010, 06:43 PM
made me smile mikey, thanks = )

warm thoughts all around

la

mkillough
07-06-2010, 12:02 AM
There is so much love and happiness showing in her expression! And a hint of amusement. How special!
Lovely! :clap:

Maryq

Mikey
07-06-2010, 04:02 AM
My consultant on things female Chinese tells me this lady has had a nose job, although I have drawn it slightly inaccurate here.

Many thanks Corby, tg, crazy, La and Mary. I have always found a tension between accuracy and relaxing as I paint. With pencils I find accuracy without the brush freedom of expression easiest. I want to break through that and may have done so here at the cost of accuracy.

cathaden
07-06-2010, 08:19 AM
the eyes are so alive and joyful! great capture of expression!

valentine girl
07-06-2010, 11:05 AM
nice work mikey. she has very bright sprakly eyes.*****sandy

Mikey
07-11-2010, 02:17 PM
Thanks Cath and Sandy.

jbart
07-12-2010, 03:46 PM
She has a lovely smile Mikey. Another great job.

Also, want to thank you for the tip of using larger filberts on the portraits. Works well.
Jimmie

billmahler
07-12-2010, 08:42 PM
Good one, Mikey
A for the expression.
B+ for drafting.
I see no issues with the eyes and mouth. Imagine the arc from the center of her forehead to the center of her chin. Make sure that everything on that arc is OK and you'll raise the B+ to an A.

Mikey
07-13-2010, 03:56 AM
Thanks Jimmy. I begin with a size 8 or 12 flat brush, then work my way down to maybe size 2 as I feel the need. I think of those all time greats such as Rembrandt who were able to give the appearance of detail with one brush stroke.

Hi Bill, I like accuracy, but not at the cost of that certain something which makes a painting worth the while. All the same it is a slight niggle I didn't quite get this right.