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Postby Halleck » Sun May 25, 2008 2:46 am

Color pencils
on 20"x30" black illustration paper

i dunno about this one. I actually accidentally centered it - she was supposed to be placed a little more to the right but i wasn't thinking. Also how can i make this drawing look more appealing? right now its just a portrait.... *snore*
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Postby xxbreezy » Sun May 25, 2008 7:52 am

I like this one Halleck its just a little too dark to help with suggestions...sorry!!! She looks, from what I can see, rather hard, upset, or maybe just mifted that she is getting her portrait painted (lol). Maybe you can go from there....sorry know I'm not much help but I really like this piece!!
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Postby Singular » Sun May 25, 2008 9:09 am

Hey Halleck,
It's never just a portrait. Just look at the masters. It's in the expression, the emotion, the lighting and mood. A tilt of the chin, a raise of an eye
ow. Each portrait can be different and very powerful.

Here are a few from the gallery to give you some thought

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Postby BAReam » Sun May 25, 2008 9:28 am

Halleck;

I like this piece. Perhaps what is bothersome to you is that I don't see quite the drama that most of your work does. It seems much more calm and passive.

I have to agree with Joe's statements altogether; it's in the subtleties. As for suggestions at this point; I'm interested to hear some other comments.

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Postby Halleck » Sun May 25, 2008 8:07 pm

thanks for the comments guys :)

yeah want to keep the background really dark but just keeping it black and not doing ANYTHING with it seems to me something incomplete. I'll need to do something really subtle.
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Postby BAReam » Sun May 25, 2008 10:37 pm

Halleck

Been looking at this piece again and went back to look at the examples joe posted. Something tells me that a similar type background to the 2nd piece {lady w/ blue dress} might work... not the same background of course, but something allegorical and supporting the strongest impression of what the image is saying to you... really stretch your drawing ability. The subject may be something she fears, or perhaps remembers?

Hope this helps... trust your instincts!
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Postby BAReam » Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:40 pm

Halleck

As I told you a few days ago,, I'm posting a couple stone lithographs {fury thread} attempting to retain the qualities of color pencil sketches. Thoughts, criticisms?

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Postby francesbyrne » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:45 pm

it is beautiful!
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