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Portrait Commission by Skyejcb Portrait Commission by Skyejcb
My first attempt in a very long while to work completely non-digital and using a life-reference (in this case, a photograph).

Comments welcome.
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Fairyoffire Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2004   Photographer
Nice job as usual! I like the depth and layering in her hair.
Runewitch Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2004
good job
on both subjects -- but I really like the dog:nod:
fizzfoam Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2004
This is looking very nice!

Are you going to end up in color, or will this stay grayscale? I always convert my photo references to grayscale before I use them; as you might have noticed, I seldom work in color. I would like to more often, but I have this little red-green vision problem.... very annoying. So my color combinations can turn out rather bizarre!

I also envy your digital drawing ability; I have a Wacom, but I find it very difficult to use. Perhaps you have some pointers?

Skyejcb Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
This is strictly a graphite-only piece so no, I won't be doing it in color. Not going to be doing anything digital to this one at all either as it is intended to be matted and framed by the person who requested it.

As far as Wacom pointers, I've only got the small 5x7 tablet and stylus. I love it, but wish I had a larger one as the small one limits my drawing ability with it. Most of my work is done in pencil first, then I use my tablet to enhance the existing drawing.

Not sure that's much of a tip ;)
garmr Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Connection point: whose hair overlaps/advances, and whose recedes? Will you use highlights to advance the dog's fur over her curls?

Should the linear/tonal shift which demarks the left side (her right) of her hair be constant throughout? Might the dark tone expand or contract in certain key points?

While her curls on her left recede and turn in space as a mass, those on her right do not. Could you use more highlights to get those closer to her head to advance?

I see you fixed her upper lip; good job. I also am glad you got the head to advance from the chest.

-mr. mean
Skyejcb Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Good points on all counts. Will be working more on it tonight. Thank you, my :heart:.
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