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February 14, 2013
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14 by TheElvishDevil 14 by TheElvishDevil
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I drew the majority of this a couple of weeks ago and finished it off today. I personally liked the contrast in level of rendered but I don't know what anyone else will think lol.

(The title is simply because I couldn't think of one and it is the 14th lol).

:bulletblue::bulletblack: Reference photograph by :iconahrum-stock: [link] :bulletblack::bulletblue:

Art ~TheElvishDevil
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HeavenhairSixes Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think the contrasts are good, I know when I do darker skin tones it is something I find hard - I sort of get shadows and highlights and not much left in between to make a face. That looks good though and you were able to build up some nice skin tones!
SerinaGyrfalc Mar 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
Some freakishly detailed cross hatching work! This is a case where a piece looks believable but has the marks to remind you its a drawing. I love stuff like this!
YoshizawaArt Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very nice! I especially like the detail on the face. Makes it really stand out.
scheherazadenerai Feb 24, 2013   Digital Artist
I like the hatching here! Gives the skin a nice texture.

I think you might have concentrated a bit too much on trying to show all the subtle curves on the shape of the face - they seem a little exaggerated. If you're going more for realism, try thinking of it like this: the majority of the shape of the face is given by the skull. That means straight, solid lines when you#re constructing, except on fatty/muscle areas like the cheeks. Playing straight lines against curves gives a strong effect for describing which parts have bone underneath and which have fat/muscle.

Watch your colours on the eyebrows as well - one's brown where the other is bluish! (not that it really stands out, it's just something I picked up on close observation :) )
Thank you :D

I was kind of going for realism but not at the same time (if that makes sense). With this one I was mainly just having fun exaggerating pretty much everything lol, but thank you for the tip :heart:

Lol! I hadn't even noticed the colour difference between the two eyebrows. Thank you for pointing it out.
Rinnii Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic technique. I love the outcome :)
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