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    Almost completed whiskey-fuelled portrait.

    I couldn't finish it, some of the pencils I want to blend in the shadows a little bit better are missing. Now... I can't decide if I like this one or not. I seem to have a peculiar style that I inject into every single portrait I make... and this is a clear example of it.

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    And here is the finished one:

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    they both look great. The Finished piece is my favorite though.
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    Great job! You're very talented with graphite. (Or is that charcoal?)
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    So cool! Well done!
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    I agree, both look wonderful!! Did you do that from memory, a photo, or model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaedema View Post
    they both look great. The Finished piece is my favorite though.
    Thanks! I am glad to hear it. I prefer it finished as well!

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackestLily View Post
    Great job! You're very talented with graphite. (Or is that charcoal?)
    Graphite. H4, B5 and mechanical pencil. :D And thank you!

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    So cool! Well done!
    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by SicilianRose View Post
    I agree, both look wonderful!! Did you do that from memory, a photo, or model?
    Thanks! :D I mix memory and photo. I use a photo for the initial structure sketch but only consult it twice more and never spend the majority of my time sketching in front of it. I might have a peek in the middle and towards the end of drawing to make sure the shading is not too off... It also means my drawings never look exactly like the photo but I am okay with that. I spend less and less time with the photo to train my memory.
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    I really like your style.

    One of my art teachers used to yell at me for not looking at the photos or the models when we had to work from such things. Ironically, her favorite drawing I did that year was one I made up. It was just flowers and bones and things from the display, but I basically did an imaginary piece since she chose one of my viewpoint sketches that I made up instead of "drawing what I saw." Oopsie. Sometimes I wonder if she knew and did it to teach me a lesson. She never liked what I really wanted to do anyway. Lol. It ended up winning a medal in a show too. Life is kinda funny sometimes.
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