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juniormylove 03-19-2010 06:29 PM

New drawing - critique :)
 
When I started this drawing I was incredibly frustrated. I did the entire thing with a 6B pencil, and at the dark parts I got my anger out quite well You can't really see in the pic, but this is a DARK drawing. The black is true black this time. I tried for about 10 minutes to get a picture that showed the true contrast/darkness, but the whole picture is really dark on that. Took me about an hour.

I must say though, I'm kinda proud of the tack :)

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...g/SDC10200.jpg

This picture is ridiculously dark, but you can kinda see what I see in real life (darks v. light) better:
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...g/SDC10182.jpg

I will try and get a better picture tomorrow. -_-

For whatever reason, I don't like the eye. Is it just me or is there a lack of expression? Help?

Critique please :) Be harsh and honest, as always. Don't worry, you won't offend me (:

midwestgirl89 03-19-2010 10:51 PM

I think it looks very nice. And I agree about the tack-nice job. I'd recommend using a couple different types of pencil. That way you get a nice dimension.
And this would look awesome in charcoal too =)

juniormylove 03-20-2010 10:29 AM

hah the 6B was the only one I could find. Usually I attempt to use a variation...though I usually get "stuck" in one area, whether it's all H's or all B's.

I've never worked with charcoal...maybe that's what I'll do over spring break?

midwestgirl89 03-20-2010 03:22 PM

Charcoal's a bunch of fun...kinda messy but lotsa fun. It gives the drawing a different look since it's a different texture. And it shades really well.
I highly recommend it!

juniormylove 03-28-2010 03:51 PM

Maybe I'll stop by Michaels and see if they have charcoal for over spring break (which starts thursday! yay!) I've been wanting to try something new for a while now! :)

Flintlock 03-28-2010 08:51 PM

I like it, it looks good. I would agree to use a few diff pencils and remember, the good book says that the eye is the window to the soul.

Good luck!!!
Wess

My2Geldings 04-01-2010 08:00 PM

Looks fantastic!! the eye especially. They are very difficult to dimension. Good for you. Looking forwards to seeing more of your artwork.

juniormylove 04-04-2010 08:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flintlock (Post 588392)
I like it, it looks good. I would agree to use a few diff pencils and remember, the good book says that the eye is the window to the soul.

Good luck!!!
Wess

thanks :) Yeah, I wish I had been able to rustle up a few other ones. But I was angry and I wanted to draw and I only had the 6B haha.

Quote:

Originally Posted by My2Geldings (Post 592819)
Looks fantastic!! the eye especially. They are very difficult to dimension. Good for you. Looking forwards to seeing more of your artwork.

I still feel like something about the eye is missing...it doesn't really have any expression, almost? I dunno.

Thank you! I actually have another drawing (horse, I have like five non-equine drawings but I don't think I can post them here) but I'm not yet sure how I feel about it so I'm not gonna post it. But a member on here asked me to draw it for them :)

livelovedobbin 04-10-2010 10:16 PM

DANGG! Love the detail!

juniormylove 04-11-2010 10:26 AM

thank you :) I am kind of surprised at the amount of detail I got...it's usually my worst enemy.


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