Really lovely Jim!
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!
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!
Lovely, lovely! All of your work is great :)
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.
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!
This is a lovely portrait Jim. I'm really impressed with your shading abilities. Nice job.
Are you kidding? This is gorgeous work!
Very nice drawing Jim. Good work.dede
Beautiful sketch! Love your work! :)
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!
Just really beautiful.
Hey Jim,We miss you out here in the blogsphere. You must be busy lately.