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        03-29-2014, 06:19 PM
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    Weanling
    Friesian in Charcoal

    Hey guys, what do you think?

    Don't be too harsh, I'm a bit out of practice, and it took me about three hours It's for my friend Shelly's birthday, it's the one of the Friesians she works with, a stunning model mare called Femma.

    It looks really liney here, I swear it doesn't look like that in real life



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        03-30-2014, 01:43 AM
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    Foal
    It is absolutely beautiful! Friesians are my favourite...
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        03-30-2014, 07:51 AM
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    Weanling
    Thank you! Any constructive crit from anyone? I know that her nostril is too small and too far down, but once I had committed with the charcoal there was no going back
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        03-30-2014, 12:05 PM
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    Green Broke
    The muzzle and the nostrils are a bit small, as you mentioned but not to the point where they distract from the piece. It still looks lovely.
    The eye could be moved a little bit closer in (to the left) and made just a smidgeon bigger but again, that's just attempting to make it perfect.
    The detail you put in is nice, especially in the ears, mane and eyes ;)
         
        03-30-2014, 01:09 PM
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    Foal
    The nose on the picture is a different shape, more of a Roman nose...eye too far to the left & I would have included the whole picture in the drawing with the neck & mane which would add interest to the picture. Also, the small white on his face is not showing. Nice try but I would do it again and ad the rest of the neck.
         
        03-30-2014, 01:10 PM
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    Foal
    Oops...eye too far to the right.....
         
        03-30-2014, 01:50 PM
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    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ChristineNJ    
    The nose on the picture is a different shape, more of a Roman nose...eye too far to the left & I would have included the whole picture in the drawing with the neck & mane which would add interest to the picture. Also, the small white on his face is not showing. Nice try but I would do it again and ad the rest of the neck.
    Ouch haha, I guess I did ask for constructive crit.

    Unfortunately, I don't have the time to redo it, her birthday is on Tuesday, and I have a presentation to do tomorrow for uni, and my dissertation to write, so I'm kinda swamped at the moment.

    Looks like I'll have to scrap it haha.
         
        03-30-2014, 01:54 PM
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    Foal
    Just tell her your working on it!!
         
        03-30-2014, 02:24 PM
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    Super Moderator
    Don't scrap it just because the eye is not located absolutely correctly. And yes, the nostril is a little bit small, as is the muzzle. However don't scrap the whole piece because it reads reasonably well as a whole. Rather, bring a little punch to it by darkening eyes. The eyes are always the center focus of a drawing, particularly in and up close drama drawing like that. Bye accenting the eyes with greater contrast the whole drawing will be better. I know that with charcoal it can be quite hard to get really dark dark. Overall it's a nice drawing with good feeling with the with the main moving and all. Do not scrap it
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        03-30-2014, 02:45 PM
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    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    Don't scrap it just because the eye is not located absolutely correctly. And yes, the nostril is a little bit small, as is the muzzle. However don't scrap the whole piece because it reads reasonably well as a whole. Rather, bring a little punch to it by darkening eyes. The eyes are always the center focus of a drawing, particularly in and up close drama drawing like that. Bye accenting the eyes with greater contrast the whole drawing will be better. I know that with charcoal it can be quite hard to get really dark dark. Overall it's a nice drawing with good feeling with the with the main moving and all. Do not scrap it
    Thanks for the constructive crit Tiny, it means a lot! Not going to lie, I did get a bit disheartened at the thought of it being bad enough to redo, but I'm going to see if I can work through the hairspray I used to fix it and do a few improvements.

    Thanks for the vote of confidence! It means a lot from such a brilliant artist as you.
         

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