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Old 11-23-2017, 06:47 AM
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Hi all.
These are the portraits I am struggling with for quite few days. Please tell me the mistakes I made. This will help me a lot. Thanks in advance.
This is the ref pic.
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Old 01-22-2018, 10:18 AM
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Re: Please comment

I think you're doing pretty well with this. I feel a,dark background would work better, and the edge of the man's head a little darker, as well as curved a little differently. You've archived a good likeliness on both.
Critiques and comments are always welcome.
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Old 01-22-2018, 02:22 PM
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I would soften the face lines & shadows , so they are less noticeable..mainly the woman's smile lines seem to catch my eye a lot..the right side is quite strong /harsh and the line does not match the other side line..
You don't want lines & wrinkles to be the eye grabbers.. and most people would like to look a bit more youthful, in photos & paintings.. anyway...
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Old 03-09-2018, 06:02 PM
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Looking good. A couple of things catch my eye as not quite right. the mans head has drawing problems. The back of the head and ear are turning forward, making his head look to wide, the shapes and perspective need fixing. The women's left earlobe should be less visible, just a wisp as seen in photo. By showing the earring attached to the lobe makes her head look to wide and the ear look detached. Very good likeness otherwise.
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Old 07-18-2018, 10:10 PM
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You have mostly done a very nice job. I think there may be an irregularity in the shape of the man's head, and if you draw a horizontal line across the lady's eyes, and then a line perpendicular down her nose, you see that one eye looks a little bit higher than the other. Also, I think it would be a little more flattering to the lady if her hair were larger and bouncier as it is in the photo. Also, I would add a little bit of shadowing under her jewelry to strengthen it. Also, her wrist needs to be narrowed down a bit. Aside from those few details, overall, it is nice and looks very much like them.

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Old 08-14-2018, 11:00 PM
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Priya, good work! All the transitions of color in the skin could use softening but youíve done a great job! If you want nit-picky, read on, but this is wonderful.

As others have noted, top of the manís head needs work, and the top of his ear is too round; from the angle of the pic itís almost pointed. Maybe a bit deeper shadow under his left brow beside the bridge of his nose. The light streak on his nose is too prominent, making his nose look shorter than the photo. The light reflections on his coat are a bit bright, too. In the photo his coat is picking up a little dark red-violet that contrasts nicely with her dress.

The womanís nose-to-mouth wrinkles are still much too prominent. On her left side, the crease comes up the side and onto the top of her nose; it should start/end where the skin naturally attaches to the bone just beside her nose. Youíll also want to darken the skin fold under her right jaw so recedes a bit more.

I look forward to seeing the finished portrait.
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