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: First charcoal in years/first portrait ever

08-15-2014, 04:07 PM
Would like some critique/advise :) since im a perfectionist, im far from happy with it and want to know how to improve it/make the next one better :)

10-30-2014, 02:43 PM
It looks ok to me, I would suggest putting in darker area to make it stand out more. When I draw with charcoal pencils, i use a light one and a dark one. The light one I use for the shading as this is softer and I can blend it in easy. I use the dark one for really dark areas. I also use a paintbrush to blend in with and a rubber for the highlights. Hope this helps.