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post #1 of Old 10-13-2015, 05:47 AM Thread Starter
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Revisiting Laocoon

So here are two approaches the same subject. The graphite one was done almost a year ago, whilst the red chalk one I did last night.

The older one is more focused on light and shadow, while the recent one is more about form; a style which some may find less aesthetically pleasing, but one I prefer.

I can see where I have improved, and where I need to improve.

Which of the two do you prefer?
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post #2 of Old 10-13-2015, 08:03 AM
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I have been trying to figure out which one I like better and I can't tell. I want to say the chalk one but can't figure out why.

You do great work.

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Hmmm the 2nd one :3
I think his chest is better, the angle and perspective. I like it more

Great work!

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post #4 of Old 10-15-2015, 10:00 AM
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They are both beautiful!!! I admire your ability and focus.

My personal favorite of the two is the first one because I feel your tonal values are deeper and more rich. Your lights and darks in the first give it a 3 dimensional feel. The 2nd one is still beautiful and still great use of values but I feel there is more detail and more depth in the first one.

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post #5 of Old 10-16-2015, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the lovely comments! Very interesting to hear your thoughts!
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