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"Jefferson Davis"

by For Paws
Image description has not been provided
Medium: Pencil
Size: 8x10
Price: $150.00 USD


by CarlOwen on Jun 04, 2015 at 02:02 PM
Good deal. If it works, I suggest you re-enter the redone Jefferson as Jefferson Davis II. It you try to change the picture all the dialog and your votes here will vanish. Something to consider.
by For Paws on Jun 03, 2015 at 07:05 PM
Thanks! I'll check it and see if my photo editing software has something similar.
by CarlOwen on Jun 03, 2015 at 02:36 PM
Understood Diondra. Checked the link. You are right. The picture looks like I thought it should. Just excellent craftsmanship. I envy your skill. I find that using the autofix in the Photoshop program helps make my entries look as close to the real thing as possible. Not a bad method to use.
by De_Anna on Jun 03, 2015 at 10:37 AM
There is a big difference between the photo entered and the one linked to but I think I'll be the 'odd guy out' and say that I prefer the look the lighter/scanned one entered gives...a sort of faded with time ambiance that suits the era of the subject.
by For Paws on Jun 03, 2015 at 09:56 AM
Hi guys, thanks so much for your comments! Caleb and Carl, believe me, I used all kinds of 5B and 6B! ;) The drawing is, in fact, darker than what it appears to be in this photo. The reflection from the scan has given it a light overcast, an issue that I haven't quite been able to get around yet. This photo here: http://tinyurl.com/p8jsxc2
is a much more accurate depiction of the real color. Regrettably I was in a hurry when entering, and didn't use the the correct picture.
by CalebFletcher on Jun 02, 2015 at 07:50 PM
agreed^ go dark where needed and make it pop
by ehoeveler on May 16, 2015 at 12:40 PM
Love it!
by CarlOwen on May 15, 2015 at 10:47 PM
I see 2b and 4b pencil work with a smudge stick. Excellent representation of form. But it could be so much better with some 6b or fine charcoal shading in the darker areas. It lacks chiaroscuro. With darkened shadows where they belong this could become a three dimensional portrait. I would love to see the improvement. You have the skill, just take the deep breath, forget the fear and go for it.

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