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Postby tlst9999 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:44 am

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Subject title: Need critique on lady portrait



1) What is the reference painter doing well that I'm not doing well?
2) What am I doing well with the copy?
3) What would you recommend as a regular practice for fixing what I'm not doing well?

Thanks, guys.


Postby svarn » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:30 am

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1) Your anatomy is the biggest issue here. Especially the face and skull shape. When drawing faces everything needs to be on point, because that's the one thing that people can spot mistakes with.
Second big difference for me is lineart. You've left sloppy black lines. Meanwhile the original artist, colored the lineart to make it look much softer. While it wouldnt be important or even desireable in many other images, I think that it is relevant here.

2) I'd say that you've captured the general feel and the colors of the image well. So good job!

3) I've listed the issues in point 1, to combat that I'd suggest studying face construction methods. Personally I'd recommend the "Reilly method", especially for realistic faces.


Postby tlst9999 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:40 pm

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On that part, have been studying the head for 3 years (Not specifically, but as one of many weaknesses to patch). I like Reilly's best. I suppose it's now at the point where it's just "practice and study more until it becomes ingrained". No way around it.


Postby CaptainKiryu » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:02 am

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What exactly were you trying to gain from the study?
I post art to these places

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