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Old 05-05-2012, 10:52 PM
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African girl

Sketched an African girl. Photo is kind of blurry, sorry.

I am relatively satisfied with the face, but I kind of rushed through the doo rag and invented much of the pattern. The actual pattern made it very hard to see the folds and form, and I wasn't really feeling up to figuring it all out.

Anyway, let me know if it looks okay.

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Old 05-05-2012, 11:00 PM
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Beautiful! I love the soft expression on her face.
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:18 AM
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Re: African girl

NIce work! Maybe a bit more light on her forehead ? Dark skin highlights can be quite abrupt but I don't see much of that ( light can dictate).The eyes - are a bit too asymmetric: her right eye is a bit too wide and not as angled as her left.. everything else is aces!

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Re: African girl

I agree with Kevin as usual .. but still very nice work.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:41 AM
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Re: African girl

I noticed the eyes too, but apart from that ..... gorgeous work
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:37 AM
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I second Kevin and what a great work, Brownsac!.

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Old 05-06-2012, 10:43 AM
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Re: African girl

You guys are right about the eyes, I had noticed that, but thought I could get away with it. But looking at them today, they are just a bit too off. A couple more marks and I'll line them up and space them properly.
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Re: African girl

Can't add anything else to what has already been said, but great job Brownsac and Well Done!!!
BTW : What paper did you use?
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Re: African girl

Love this piece!!
BTW if you have noticed something wrong you have not got away with it because it's always going to bug you later.
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I think this is great!

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Old 05-06-2012, 06:39 PM
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Re: African girl

Thanks guys.

Yogiadobe, I used strathmore 400 drawing paper, medium surface. And cretacolor nero pencils, medium and soft (mostly medium). The nero pencils are oil based and have something in them to make them dark, almost like charcoal. They are sort of like a soft black colored pencil, but you can also smudge and blend, and erase highlights back out. I also used 4b graphite.

I've noticed that I now prefer using softer grades at first to block in the big shapes, then use the harder grades for finishing. It keeps you from worrying about details too early.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:31 PM
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Re: African girl

Love your work and this sketch!

Here is what I have noticed (and I could be wrong)
:the eyebrows don't match; one is more arched and the other is curvy. If it were me I would like to see them more similar.

ne cheek looks fuller and more round than the other and this is mainly because a darker shadow has yet to be added to the left cheek.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:51 AM
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Re: African girl

I did some quick modification. Made the eyes, eyebrows, and cheeks a bit more symmetrical. The likeness is changed, but I wasn't really going for a likeness, and nobody will see the ref anyway.

I also think it may have a few too many hard edges, and maybe looks a bit flat. Oh well.

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It looks beautiful to my eyes, brownsac.

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