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My Attempt After 3rd Class.

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Drawing Facial Features taught by Gary Faigin

Capture the features of the human face with riveting realism! Master the technical and structural elements behind a perfectly-drawn portrait.

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Willow stick charcoal Kneadable eraser 110gsm acid free paper (didn't have bond paper handy) I have not yet studied the eyes, nose, mouth lessons yet...no doubt you can tell. :D I would be grateful if you took the time to critique the drawing. It's so valuable to have feedback. 110gsm

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What are you most proud of? I think the evolution of my understanding of skull anatomy, and how light and shadow fall dependent about fat, muscle, and bone has come a long way.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't give up. :) Practice!

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If anyone has a chance to critique I would be grateful. It's invaluable to have fresh sets of eyes to help me improve.

02/01/2014 Flag

Beautiful drawing. I am just starting this class, so I am not one to critique and this is only as an uninformed observer, but since you asked, I love the feel of the work - the solemn contemplative look. I like the soft shaded areas and shadow area. And you haven't taken the eyes nose and mouth lessons yet? This does not look like a beginners work to me. I find the hard edges and dark lines around the hairline, under the jaw, the line between the lips, and on the left shoulder distracting. Perhaps the hard edges could be softened. Good work I think.

02/05/2014 Flag

Thank you so much for the considered feedback! You know, I had not even noticed that particularly dark line around the hairline until you pointed it out (or the other dark lines). Thanks for being a fresh set of eyes. It's so helpful to get feedback. I hope you enjoy the classes. I will watch out for stuff you post- looking forward to seeing what you produce too. :) Heidi

02/06/2014 Flag

Great job! I cannot wait to see more of your work after the other lessons.

03/23/2014 Flag

I think the hard crisp edges are an asset......keep up the technique.

03/23/2014 Flag