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(Current rating: 4.9 / 5 with 17 votes)

Portrait of Kim Sang Woo

by dianamieiro
This is the "black and white"work I'm most proud of, a portrait of a Korean model, Kim Sang Woo. I absolutely love his facial features.
I used Staedtler pencils
Medium: N/A
Size: 21x29,7cm
Price: N/A


by dianamieiro on Feb 28, 2014 at 10:48 AM
Good Morning!
Ah, i understand now. Well I date them for myself: I want to be able to in the future look "behind" and see my progress and how i evolved, also the dates mark important moments for me. Obviously if I ever have a client, or a chance to expose any work in a gallery it wont have a date (or the date might be hidden in the back of the work) just my signature.
Thank you again for that awesome tip
by CarlOwen on Feb 28, 2014 at 08:41 AM
Good morning. My typing did not read well about the date. I rated the drawing itself. I found the date confusing. Just a tip. Museums want the work dated. It makes it easier for them. Galleries do not. A potential customer will ask what is wrong with the picture if it is dated older than three years. I suggest no date. Please the customer, not the museum. I no longer make that mistake on my work.
by dianamieiro on Feb 28, 2014 at 08:26 AM
Umm regarding the paper i will write down here all the specs in hope you might find it somewhere close by ^^

"Dessin 150 - 150g/m2 - A4 . 21x29.7cm 68lbs
LANA - Manufacture de papier 1590"
by dianamieiro on Feb 28, 2014 at 08:25 AM
Ehoeveler... umm Elizabeth, thank you so much for your words as well, i will also take them in account as i start practicing more.
Thank you for your rating too ^^
And yes i have to agree with you, sadly i cant afford a better way of scanning the picture or you could see the most beautiful effect the paper texture regarding the portrait's skin
by dianamieiro on Feb 28, 2014 at 08:20 AM
However that isnt considered "lying" dince lying is done with evil intent, i would rephrase your words and call is lack of knowledge\experience or such a keen eye has yours ^^
Again, i thank you for your observations, I am aware of all the flaws yet there is no such thing as perfection, and there is always room for improvement. All the flaws that i have done (Ehoeveler, this is for you too) were done by lack of experience not because i deliberately made them so ^^
by dianamieiro on Feb 28, 2014 at 08:18 AM
Umm thank you so much Carl for those critics, i will surely try to improve myself and my works as i gain more experience, I am quite satisfied with the result considering is one of my first tries.

I just have some questions, i would understand any rate regarding the drawing itself, but the date...? I dont understand why is that detail the one that bother you the most
I am also aware how friends can be so supportive that they tend to disregard all defects and simply compliment what they see :p
by ehoeveler on Feb 28, 2014 at 05:23 AM
I'm blushing, Carl. Ya caught me with me knickers down! I should have googled Kim Sang before commenting - there are some differences - his ears are more pointed (and these ear shapes don't match), lips a lil' too plushy, nose cartilage is too sinewy. I hate to pile on, I still like this - it's beautifully drawn - it's really good but a great portrait should be feature-correct. Thank You, E

by CarlOwen on Feb 28, 2014 at 01:08 AM
Well I am sure you will be surprised to read this. But, you have promise, so I shall speak. It looks like you suffer the same circumstance as I. Friends and admirers cannot tell you the truth. It is such a bane. This is a finely drawn portrait exhibiting skill and dexterity. However, you missed him. His chin is more pointed with an indent on his left jaw side. There is more shading under his bottom lip and his chin is a bit more cocked on his right. A little more shading on the upper portion of
by CarlOwen on Feb 28, 2014 at 01:07 AM
both eyes would help bring in the accuracy of the portrait. And, I am confused by the portrait date of 07/02/2014. Is this a day/month/year date? For these reasons I am rating this a four.
by ehoeveler on Feb 27, 2014 at 09:25 PM
Adding my five for your pristine drawing skills. Fabulous light/dark look and I wanna know - what kind of paper did you use? It adds a marvelous texture to the whole thing. Thank You, E

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