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SignLadyJ

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on: September 18, 2015, 05:00:20 PM
Still a work in progress. Spent about two and a half hours so far today. I appreciate any input. :-) 
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Reply #1 on: September 18, 2015, 06:58:17 PM
I'm in the midst of doing my first portrait so I may not be the best one to give advice.

 Your son's tear ducts has more of a straight sharp triangle and do not drop down as drawn.

 However the eyelids do drop at a greater angle on the lateral edge (out side edge).

Hope this helps, I know how had this is.


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Reply #2 on: September 18, 2015, 07:44:11 PM
You are off to a great start.  I'm by no means an expert  but the following are steps that I would take to check angles and lines.  I would check the upper lids on both eyes.  Check were the apex is in relationship to the iris.  I think they are fractionally off.  Also I think the tear ducts appear too big and and the angle of the bottom lid to the tear duct on the left eye is more of a straight line.  I don't see it angled down as much.  The shading of the tear duct on the left looks good I would do something similar on the right eye.  The eye looks a little flat on the inside.  I hope this helps.  Looking forward to seeing this portrait progress.
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Reply #3 on: September 19, 2015, 05:26:06 AM
Thanks for the feedback. I know eyes make a portrait. I am always striving to improve my eye drawing techniques. I liked the eyes at first then when I got away from the drawing for a bit something just did not sit right with me with the eyes. Thanks for pointing me into a direct to tweak it! :-)
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Reply #4 on: September 20, 2015, 04:19:38 PM
This is a good start but I think if you add some shading for the contours on the face you will see a big improvement.
The shading will make the face look more 3-dimentional.
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Reply #5 on: September 20, 2015, 05:52:07 PM
Awesome! Now just add the tonal values on the face and it will be amazing.
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Reply #6 on: September 21, 2015, 05:38:05 AM
 :detective: Take a closer look at the shaping of his upper lip, needs a little adjustment there. HIS left eye looks just a tad too large, check your reference to be sure and adjust.  Add more values to give contour and shaping and you're home free!  O0

Great job so far, keep going.  :cheering:    :clap:
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Reply #7 on: September 21, 2015, 06:45:05 AM
Looks great   so far !  Some few tweaks ( as adviced  below) shoudl take this to next level. :clap: :clap:


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Reply #8 on: September 21, 2015, 12:58:42 PM
looks good so far :clap: :clap: :clap:
keep building up those tonal values in the face O0


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Reply #9 on: September 21, 2015, 02:23:01 PM
Thanks everyone! Your kind suggestions helped open my eyes to things I needed to work on. Here is the revised version. I still think I have a little more work to do on it. 
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Reply #10 on: September 21, 2015, 02:26:06 PM
Because of the great comments about eyes...it made me look a little closer as what I was doing with eyes. So I figured I would start doing a eye study. So I took pictures of some of my friends off of Facebook and cropped them down to just their eyes. Once I am done I will post it on FB to see if they can ID each other from eyes only. ;-) What do you think?
« Last Edit: September 21, 2015, 03:28:07 PM by SignLadyJ »
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Reply #11 on: September 21, 2015, 03:16:06 PM
 :heeha: Wow, what a difference!  O0 Super job, shadings are making a huge difference.  :clap: :clap: :clap:


That sounds like a fun idea, you'll have everyone looking in mirrors!  :2funny:
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Reply #12 on: September 21, 2015, 04:23:58 PM
for the eyes I am sure your friends will recognize who it is.   fun quiz.   for the top one you just have to make your iris rounder.
for the portrait, do not be afraid to add tonal value, it could still use it, specially now that you have added more value to the mouth. 

nice work.   

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Reply #13 on: September 21, 2015, 11:40:23 PM
Wow looking great. The eyes look wonderful now.  :clap:  :clap:  I just wonder if the lips need toning down they seem way more prominent than in the photo.
Aroha! Lisa :-)


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Reply #14 on: September 22, 2015, 03:51:28 AM
Thanks everyone! I am working on increasing more deeper tones to make the lips seem not so loud. I may turn them down once I see how the balance is going. I find it helps for me to work on it a bit with changes and then put it away for a day and come back and look at it again. You all are pointing out great things for me to consider! I so appreciate the input! It has been a long time since I have done any meaningful sketching. You all are helping me to get back into the swing! :-)
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