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want critique. portrait of my dog with graphite

wiskas84

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want critique. portrait of my dog with graphite
« on: October 15, 2014, 04:53:01 PM »
this is my first portrait. i hade problems with the black parts with the long fur, i couldnt get it to look natural. i want to get better so if you have any tips or idea please let me know. all critique are welcome. sorry if the quality of the picture are bad. i tried my best to get a good picture.

i was struggling with some details with the fur. inside the ears was hard to make it look good. so i had  to improvise a bit.
the fur that sticks out at the right ear i hade to skip cus it looked ridiculous when i tried to make that on the portrait. and i also hade problems with the shadow under the chin to look good.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2014, 03:19:31 PM by wiskas84 »

Royz

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Re: want critique. portrait of my dog with graphite
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2014, 11:12:14 PM »
Nice job, I'm struggling with hair, so I can't help. Maybe if you would post the reference photo, it would be helpful.

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Re: want critique. portrait of my dog with graphite
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2014, 02:09:42 AM »
To wiskas84 nice work.  The fur looks nice and thick.  Try using a softer pencil like an 8b to darken the darks and get more contrast.

wiskas84

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Re: want critique. portrait of my dog with graphite
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2014, 10:49:25 AM »
thanks for the comments :)