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Postby yag411 » Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:44 pm

a self portrait I finished today. It's about 7"x10" with white pencil on black paper.
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Postby Singular » Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:24 pm

Very impressive drawing. That's about all that needs to be said on my part.

all the best,
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Postby yag411 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:13 am

thanks Joe!!!
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Postby saphyre » Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:47 am

As a fan of black paper and white charcoal myself, I am so impressed with this picture. I find drawing the light on black paper instead of shadows on white to be so much easier for me. Great work, put up some more. :D
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Postby Michael Ortega » Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:25 am

Wow... 8)
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Postby ehoeveler » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:40 am

I'm talkin' real good! E
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Postby yag411 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:53 pm

thanks everyone for the comments!
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Postby beautifulbay » Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:22 am

Wow! Looks like a photograph, beautiful job!
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Postby SPARTAN » Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:37 am

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Postby jimdlemons » Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:42 pm

You've got a really good eye, I'd say!
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Postby Carmelo » Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:15 pm

Good Drawing skills and composition.
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Postby jenn_iam » Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:57 pm

Well done...
Good lines, shading and definition.
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Postby DrSirDrawsALot » Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:58 pm

Impressive! I liek the details of it, and the hatch looking technique to the face. Awesome work on details! It's a very realistic peace!
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Postby yag411 » Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:55 pm

thanks again to everyone who responded to this, I really appreciate it.

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Postby KarinPavlic » Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:36 pm

Awsome and totaly amazing. *lost for words*
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Postby pamearleywine » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:28 am

I am very partial to drawings, and this one is very good :D I do alot of charcoal but have never tried white on black paper, could be fun, and definately looks interesting.

Keep up the good work !!!!

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Postby yag411 » Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:18 pm

one more round of thanks to everyone, you're all too nice
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Postby SaraLerota » Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:25 pm

I really like this one! And it is quite interesting that you used white pencil on black paper...Well done!!! :D And put some more work ;)
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Postby VeraVerve » Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:58 am

Very nice work.
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Postby BAReam » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:19 am

Hi yag411 .... Very nice drawing and a very interesting technique. I tend to refrain from self-portraiture as I always appear to be POed. While at the University Northern Iowa met and artist who covered various papers with charcoal and created the image with an eraser (ultra beautiful effect). He asked me to critique his work for publication in the university cataloque. I think I still have still have his images on file if you might be interested in seeing them. One of his works was titled "Death of the Minotaur" {you would love it}
If you like will go back to my archives. May still have the original critique and photos. Or may find his work on the web. Unfortunately his name escapes me. Duh :cry:

Keep up the good work... BAReam
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