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bonacj

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Post Wed May 04, 2011 11:01 am

First Portrait

Hi folks,

For my first post I thought I'd contribute with some of my work. I've been watching the community on here for some time and it's amazing to see everyone's progress. I love seeing new artists showcase their work!

I've been sketching comic book characters for most of my life (I'm 27), and had always been intimidated by doing a human portrait. While proportions stay the same, the concept is entirely different. Where you see fine lines and delicate tones in a portrait, it's the total opposite for cartoons....but I'm always up for a good challenge. This was actually a commission job, so it made me even more nervous, hah. There are some obvious flaws, such as hard lines and quick textures. It was an old camera I used, as well, so a lot of detail is lost on the digital image.

I'm working on another job for a client (same family). When it's complete I'll post a shot.

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Post Wed May 04, 2011 11:36 am

Re: First Portrait

Hi bonacj,not too bad for a first attempt! Some good pluses there, and some obvious disasters that can easily be rectified with a Putty Eraser (tone down the harsh lines) :D
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Post Wed May 04, 2011 1:12 pm

Re: First Portrait

I really like it, like the shading but the lines as Russ said the lines are too 'hard'. Great drawing.
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Post Wed May 04, 2011 2:15 pm

Re: First Portrait

Hi Bonacj,
Really nice drawing, but I feel we are missing out on the detail, would be nice if you could upload a better version.
For a 1st attempt this is pretty amazing actually, would be nice to see some more from you.

Welcome to the forum. :)


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Post Wed May 04, 2011 6:50 pm

Re: First Portrait

So .. is your client Simon Cowell ? :D
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Post Wed May 04, 2011 6:52 pm

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Just your typical waffle-loving Canadian.
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Post Wed May 04, 2011 7:59 pm

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Post Thu May 05, 2011 8:44 am

Re: First Portrait

Thanks for all the feedback, I appreciate it. And yes, as mentioned, I've been working on blending those hard lines.

@Brendan: lol...he admits that people compare his looks to Simon Cowell all the time.

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