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4.50 / 5.00

Nov 4, 2013 | 2:59 PM EST
Fine Art
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1000 x 1498 px
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Pencil on white A4 paper resolution around 1000x1500



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

You've done a nice job on portraying Erwin Rommel- definitely capturing the look of an intelligent and determined military leader.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

The man was truly the best tank brigade commander back then. Love this potrait!

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great portraiture skills, man. The shading for the uniform is masterful, as are the textures for the military cap.

I do find the area above the lip distractingly odd, though. It looks like it's shaded a little too dark in comparison with the rest of the skin tone (please forgive me if this was how it appeared in the reference, if you used one.)

That's all I'm going to say on the critique side, though. Your way of drawing portraits is immense, I've seen your other works and it seems you possess some real talent.
Because I'm still a newb at art, I have to ask: what grades of pencil did you use? I'm looking to improve in the future. :D

Keep it up!

4.5 / 5

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SlothSWAG responds:

Well i used an old photo as reference so it might been some odd weather damage (if you understand) on the picture and i use from 2B to 8B pencil and charcoal for intense blacks and something to smudge graphite ( you can even use a q-tip or piece of cloth)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Good job! SlothSWAG.
Wery well made, there is few minor mistakes in the peaked caps shape, but as i said very little ones.
Rommel was a true military leader, and a damn good one.

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SlothSWAG responds:

Yea noticed after i was finnished, need to to some reserch next time


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

is that rommel!? my boney is bursting at the seams

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SlothSWAG responds:

Yes that is him :)