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portrait of my mother direct observation

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:51 am
by Greeny
this is a 18x24in charcoal drawing I was assigned to do for my drawing 2 class. took around 5 hours to complete
please critique!

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Re: portrait of my mother direct observation

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:04 am
by Xartist
Just 5 hours?? You handeled the light and shadow areas very well. Did you draw it after photo or live modell?

Re: portrait of my mother direct observation

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:08 am
by Greeny
she sat there a lot of the time..sometimes for longer durations than other. and other times i would just add light tonal layers while she did not sit there. I did not use a photo though.