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Postby Halleck » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:34 pm

a charcoal drawing for my figure class (18"x24"). The teacher wanted to see what we were capable of before teaching us.
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Postby Erika Takacs » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:56 pm

Beautifully drawn. Nice to see you tapping into deeper emotion. Your teacher must have been pleased.
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Postby BYart » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:26 am

WOW! Amazing detail. Love your use of light, shading and again what detail! The image is one that takes me back to memories of just such a person. Thank you for that!
With ability like what you show here, I would expect your teacher to be in awe! Well Done!

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Postby Harmonygirl » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:13 am

Oh my gosh, amazing... My favorite parts are the eyes and the beard. It is such a deep image. You do inspire me Halleck. Like Krysta said, who cares about age.... if you can, show some work.

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Postby xxbreezy » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:10 am

Very well done!! Amazing detail and use of light. Looks life-like almost!!! You can see the pain in his eye of his long life that has aged his face. Just a beautiful job!!
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Postby rips10 » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:58 pm

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Postby krysta11 » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:46 pm

Excellent!! Excellent!! Excellent!!!

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Postby bergina » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:01 pm

I think with this drawing, you might stress your teacher out a bit as I would assume the course goal is to improve the students work.
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Postby artrocity » Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:21 am

Is there anything left to teach you since this is perfect? :!:
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Postby Jundo » Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:49 am

Excellent command of your skill! Clear, precise, Beautiful tonal range in a medium that can so easily get overworked, mucky and dirty. You've done just the right amount to make this a remarkably successful piece. Bravo!
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Postby pehiatt » Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:25 pm

Precise yet fresh and flowing. Good composition and control of light. Excellent.
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:54 pm

Very good work indeed. And ofcourse what one would expect from you. And by the way, How did your school work out?
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Postby william » Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:59 am

This is out standing. You've captured the cowboy quite well. You handle the charcoals very professionally. Good tone and form shadows, nice texture in the aging skin, very detailed. Where are you going to school?
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Postby arlynnhr » Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:36 am

Boy you sure are giving your teacher a hard time! This is incredible! I showed your webpage to a professor at the Fine Art School at the university down here and he was quite impressed...said you had a lot of talent at such a young age. So, please let us know what your teacher said, since I'm curious what can you improve on such an excellent image! You sure inspired me to start to draw again and do my best to improve!

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Postby pamearleywine » Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:03 pm

I love charcoal myself - and your work is outstanding to say the least if this is any example of it . Keep it up :D
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