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post #1 of Old 12-10-2017, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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Impression of a fifty year old portrait

This is a portrait of my aunt when she was about 18 years old. This is more of an experiment than anything else really, a first time drawing with a water soluble pencil and the first time drawing/brushing on water resistant paper. I bought the pencil and the paper to test the medium and I quite like it but the truth of the matter is that I like all drawing and painting media I've tried so far, I'm totally hooked

The medium is a Derwent Inktense 1800 ('baked earth') pencil on Fabriano paper, postcard size, 3 layers of pencil/3 washings in total.

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You say feel free to comment. But from the comments you made on mine you don't mean it you just want a nice comments. So great work really fine
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You say feel free to comment. But from the comments you made on mine you don't mean it you just want a nice comments. So great work really fine
Constructive criticism is something very different from degrading criticism, the latter which makes people afraid to express themselves in the way they want, which makes them walk on eggs to put it differently. Art is all about expression, not about running the gauntlet.

As to this portrait, say about whatever comes to mind, I do care just as anyone else which puts himself on display but I also have my own perspective about it. Infact I never cared about art before, only started out a few months ago and I currently post my 'stuff' to learn from others but also to get critique from others, everything constructive I'm happy and grateful for, as long as there is a mutual respect.
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Here's a better picture by the way

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Yes that is a better photo. You can improve your work if you don't have a hard outline. The shading needs to be representative of light coming from the same source. You are not shading in a balanced way. The glasses are not semetrical.
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In a way I was aware about the problem with the glasses but the ink is permanent nevertheless. As for the shading, I'm very naive still when it comes to lightsources and shadowing, am trying to pick it up via tutorials from various sources but its hard to spot when I'm off, I'm hoping to eventually develop the skill to be better at it. Due to a great likeness with the reference photograph I will leave it as it is, my skills just arent sufficient enough yet to change anything about the portrait with a certain enough outcome but I do value your comment.
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Let's see the reference photo.
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I cannot show you the photograph as I am not the owner of the image, my aunt is very critical about every form of social media, showing you the painted portrait is as far as I can go without offending her.
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I think this is a good entrance into the art world. Keep doing it and ask questions.

Wowza! I love it, but then, I'm a sucker for a snow scene.

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Appreciate it!
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