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Old 07-12-2012, 05:13 PM
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Self portrait

Dear all,

This is my self portrait graphite on watercolor paper. C&C are welcome...
The size is 12''*16''

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Old 07-12-2012, 09:51 PM
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Re: Self portrait

And this is without the frame:

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Old 07-12-2012, 10:56 PM
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Re: Self portrait

Hi Aymen

This is nice -- what my eye wants to say is the edge

Around the head is all the same-- some edges could be lost maybe

Is this done from a photo
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:45 AM
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Re: Self portrait

Thank you carolkay for your comments and advice this is done from a digital photo.
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:38 AM
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Re: Self portrait

Creating a portrait is a difficult and time consuming proses, however it is pleasurable and enjoyable if you can looked it this way. A lot of practice is needed and the using of your brain turns to be the most important thing.

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Old 07-16-2012, 12:02 PM
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Thank you ivo55 for watching and comments
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:19 PM
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Re: Self portrait

Looks good! But the background is too dark in relation to the shadows in the face - it gives a cut-and-paste look. Also, Carol's advice is good - lose a few edges here and there.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:18 PM
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Re: Self portrait

I agree with all the above .. fly away hairs go a long way to giving a head more volume, form and realism. They are quite easy to do with a stick eraser. You shouldn't be able to see an edge per se .. just a soft transition. If some strokes of the eraser don't seem to show, that is fine as it gives the illusion of a very fine hair. And work on using more of your value range. The paper sets the whitest white possible (unless you use something like white charcoal or chalk) but you set the darkest values which then sets the tonal range. The best portraits use that entire range in a very balanced way. This is hard to do as we're usually sure we'll ruin the drawing .. but you won't. Just go slowly and build more layers and you'll be surprised at how things work out.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:11 AM
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Re: Self portrait

That is so good very well drawn
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Re: Self portrait

Aymen, this is great! It is also fun to put a face with the name.
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:49 AM
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Re: Self portrait

very well done so like you
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:22 PM
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Mares Rex & SparrowHawk7: thank you for comments and advice.
angie2326 & eilenben: thank you for your nice comments.
amyeverhart: thank you for your comment
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:16 AM
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I love it!!!! I really need to be brave enough to do this Nicki
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