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Old 02-04-2017, 09:51 PM
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Whitetail Buck

This is my first project with my new 120 ct. Polychromos pencils. I have used the same 72 ct. Derwent Studio pencils for 25+ years (replacing a few along the way). I have had some issues along the way with wax bloom so I thought I would try the oil based pencils. Sorry the photo quality is not that great. C&C welcomed.

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Old 02-05-2017, 08:27 AM
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Re: Whitetail Buck

He looks very majestic. Well done.
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Good looking buck!
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Old 02-11-2017, 08:21 PM
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Re: Whitetail Buck

He's wonderful. My only suggestion is to do a bit more layering to deepen his features. The antlers are fantastic.
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Re: Whitetail Buck

A great start! I would suggest that you're about half to 3/4 finished.

This guy really needs some shadows to develop the shape of his head and neck, so that's where I'd begin. Add darker colors slowly and carefully, following what you see in your reference photo and matching color as closely as possible (if you're going for a realistic style).

If you darkened parts of the background too, that would bring him forward and give the drawing the look of being three dimensional.

But like I said, this is a great beginning.
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Old 02-13-2017, 09:55 PM
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Re: Whitetail Buck

Thanks for the props and the helpful critiques. I get to a point and I get bored/tired of working on the piece. But as I have been looking at it on my office wall (where I review what I have done in a different setting) I have been noticing similar things to what has been said. I will take the advice and work on it some more. I appreciate the help.

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Old 02-22-2017, 01:48 AM
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Re: Whitetail Buck

One aspect that is often overlooked and that is the outline of the main character. When you look closely you can see where you have coloured adjacent to the outline of the animal...but it isn't in the same direction as the rest of the background and leaves a peculiar halo all around the outline. It's a simple fix and also something to bear in mind when working on any piece in the future to take great care around the outline.
A lovely whitetail!
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Old 02-22-2017, 07:46 AM
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Re: Whitetail Buck

It's a wonderful piece, great composition with the direct eye contact and I've looked at a lot of deer pics recently, love the straight on view like that, really shows off the antlers.

Saw a tip on wax bloom, was actually the lady who sells the fancy heating board for colored pencil, does a lot of stone pieces. Anyway, her tip for wax bloom was to heat it with a hair dryer. How easy is that, to remove it, then you can hit it with some fixative spray, and wella, done. Just in case you want to use your wax pencils again. I tried to switch to Polys but couldn't give up the Prismacolors.. so I took to do doing prismacolors first and then going over with the polys. Sometimes I still want to do prismas alone. Good luck with your new pencils.

Oh yes, and great puffy look to the ears.
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Old 02-26-2017, 12:28 PM
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Re: Whitetail Buck

Hi again. I reworked the background and add some more layers to the buck yesterday. Sorry the photo is not as in focus as it could be. It was a little windy this morning.

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