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Old 05-13-2013, 07:26 PM
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Here is a new work, that I did today. It is a 9x12 portrait of Nichola Tesla from an old black and white photo. It was done with conte sticks using only black, white and sepia. All other colors are optically blended except for the background which I made by coating my multi medium sketchbook with assorted water color washes and leaving it over night with the page pressed with crinkled parchment paper.

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Re: Conte portrait with only three colors

An interesting attempt MAS. Two crits for you --- [1] his eyes are not aligned correctly. One is higher than the other and has a different tilt. [2] His ear is very large and seems to be sticking out a lot. Check where the lobe connects with the cheek.

Texture of clothing has been executed very well.
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Thanks, I see what you mean now that you pointed it out. Over all not bad for my second portrait. I will work on hte eyes and erars in my next drawing.

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Here is my latest version of the Tesla portrait. I redid the eyes and ear. Let me know what you think.
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An improvement.
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I wasn't satisfied with his left iris.
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