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first drawing of person in charcoal

Postby robdolbs » Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:30 pm

i am used to graphite so this was new. i really enjoyed it though.
anyway, anyone who has experience with charcoal i would be glad to hear your opinions! or anyone's for that matter.
would be happy to hear things to improve on. thanks!
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Re: first drawing of person in charcoal

Postby Singular » Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:34 pm

really, really good.
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Re: first drawing of person in charcoal

Postby robdolbs » Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:17 pm

Thank you!
Anyone got any critique?? :)
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Re: first drawing of person in charcoal

Postby ehoeveler » Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:35 pm

No crit here. Love the leather, his facial features, his complexion, his hair, his expression and the 'light' used for him.
As Singular describes - Really, really good! Thank You, E
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Re: first drawing of person in charcoal

Postby jenn_iam » Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:35 pm

I agree that its really, really good... your skills with shading in graphite translated well over to the new medium...you are definitely suited to either. Well done!

As for critique.. i would only suggest to watch the structure and forms on the right side of the peice vs. the left.. perhaps when you outline or sketch out your form, look at in reflection (in a mirror) so you can see the proprotions from both right/left brain aspects. I am guessing you are right hand dominant. :) as the left side is very proportionate and refined -the clear strong suit.

Which leads to the specifics... Without seeing the image or subject you worked from however, It appears the right eye is a little larger. lower lid a bit more pronouced or droopy than its counterpart. Nose is nice, correct angle for direction of the face - looks great..but it pronouces that the angle of the mouth doesnt quite match up to the same line... which it looks that may be due to right side of the lips the highlights and lines are different, which give the appearance of the angle. Shoulder and arm (right side of the peice) appears diminished in proportion to the left side of the piece with the given angle, but the complete and exquisite level of details make the difference appear surealistic and unnoticable.

Hope that helps. :)
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Re: first drawing of person in charcoal

Postby robdolbs » Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:25 pm

Thanks very much for the critique jenn_iam! Very thorough :)
I am right handed and that all makes sense so that was cool to read. I did have trouble with right eye but his face is a little unusual to begin with, very interesting though lol.
Here is the reference picture for any interested.
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Re: first drawing of person in charcoal

Postby vtuzink » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:13 pm

Wow! this is really good! I've never been one to use charcoal very much. The facial features look good, but the nose is just a tad bit too wide. I would just be more careful when it comes to the shadows and their placement. other than that, it is awesome!
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Re: first drawing of person in charcoal

Postby robdolbs » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:01 am

Easier said than done when it comes to the subtlety of shadows lol. But I agree, thank you!
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