Wednesday, July 27, 2005

"Model72705"

I love working on people faces. This is graphite on some really cool Aquabee Newsprint I found at an art store close out. Constructive critiques are welcome.
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15 comments:

  1. Okay, this is astounding. I can't believe you did that yourself! Amazing. People fascinate me too, but I tend to use words instead of pictures (I wish I were more talented!). To peruse some of my strange but true stories, check out my blog!

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  2. Hi Jim, I like drawing people's faces too. Is this someone you know or from a magazine photo? I really like it. As for critique, there seems to be something amiss with the right nostril. I couldn't really see it really close up, bit it seems a little out of proportion. Also, consider shading the bikini top. Good work!

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  3. Lovely, lovely!
    All of your work is great :)

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  4. koukla, thanks for your critique! Funny how scanning something really reveals the "oops," I noticed that nostril in the scan, but not on the actual sketch. The original is a model in a newpaper ad...I don't know if this is copyright issue or not, oh well.. ;-)

    little kernel, yep, I did it myself and I'll hustle over to your site, now.

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  5. I don't think anyone would sue you for copyright violations if you were not selling the piece. I use other people's photos for practice all the time. Sometimes when I am trying to see mistakes in a portrait, I look at the drawing in a mirror. It's amazing--try it!

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  6. This is a lovely portrait Jim. I'm really impressed with your shading abilities. Nice job.

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  7. Are you kidding? This is gorgeous work!

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  8. Very nice drawing Jim. Good work.
    dede

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  9. Beautiful sketch! Love your work! :)

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  10. Jim - I don't really feel qualified to critique such a gorgeous sketch, but I do think the way the shadow falls away from that nostril may just make it seem larger than it is. Great job!

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  11. Hey Jim,
    We miss you out here in the blogsphere. You must be busy lately.

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