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4.00 / 5.00

May 9, 2012 | 6:20 PM EDT
Fine Art
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800 x 568 px
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EDIT: Thanks for frontpage ! :)
Also I would like to thank Heather for the reference photo which I used for this drawing
link to her deviantArt account - http://xxxheatherannxxx.d (without space)
Deviantart ID - xxxheatherannxxx

A drawing of mine :)

Used A4, pencil and charcoal pencil .



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I only want to comment on one thing. The eyes, or more specifically, the pupils. You probably already know what I am going to say since you have stared at this piece longer than I have, (or maybe some one else has already brought this up) but the pupils vary too much in size, it makes it look like the girl in the piece has had a hard concussion recently or something. Now, I am gonna take a swing, and guess that this was either (a) an accident, in which case, Ill let you take my criticism with a grain of salt, or it was (b) on purpose, thinking that the shadow from the hair would make the left (her right) pupil bigger, but this is not how pupils work, they calibrate together (try this with your eyes in the bathroom, shade both your eyes from the light, but still look into the mirror, now only uncover one, but watch how the covered one still shrinks). Some people have different sized pupils, but when I say different sized, I mean like the diameter of the pupil would be like 1-2mm wider, a visible difference, but not that visible. HOWEVER, I do think the fact that the highlight on the left eye is brighter than the one on the right, is actually a good touch - I can't attest to its reality, but its an appealing contrast regardless.

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Flashmovieboy responds:

I honestly thought that pupils calibrate separately and for the effect, drew to left one bigger. It's helpful that you brought up this issue with the eyes, I'll keep this in mind in future. Thank you for taking time to write some constructive criticism ! :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

AMAZING! JUST...AMAZING! Im have practiced drawing for a long time but there are some things that I cant draw well and maybe this drawing will help me!

Flashmovieboy responds:

I'm glad that you find my piece inspiring, that's fine :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

wow ... just wow the detail is absolutely amazing especially on a A4 piece of paper, love the contrast to it and the shading is just amazing ! so much detail it looks almost real. I also like the theme of it, i dont quite understand what she is trying to say but im guessing something about to force love upon someone.

Flashmovieboy responds:

I would like to know the meaning of this message as well :D Well, It has been a lot about the practice, to simply keep doing your thing. It is not even about drawing non-stop, one can even draw a little, but consistently. Like I have been drawing all my life basically, but with lots of pauses and changes in subject. That's where all the shadows and contrasts come from, too. The skill of observation also improves along with the drawing skill. It's all connected, obviously. .

But I'm glad you enjoyed this piece, thank you ! :)


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Don't listen to these fools. The content is fine. You are entitled to make something that plays on negative emotion. Art is supposed to inspire emotion, it doesn't have to be positive. The point is, its powerful. Never censor your work for anyone, least of all people that need to see a happy ending to enjoy a movie. Great job!

Flashmovieboy responds:

To be honest, I didn't draw this work to express any negative emotion. Actually, all my portraits are quite impersonal in terms of self expression, except that I can express my realistic-observation skills and some of the improvisation, since I cannot draw all the areas from the reference with perfect detail.
For the record, I express my emotions through art when drawing graffiti or abstract designs.

I do like your point. Art has to incite an emotion, positive or negative. When it fails to do none, the artist has failed with the work. Even when your drawing is passionately hated, it is still a better feedback for the artist than a total zero of indifference, but that does not imply that the artist will enjoy being hated. It's a matter of taste :D

Long response -.- anyway, thank you for sharing thoughts ! :)


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Love this, beautiful work for a beautiful organisation. TWLOHA <3

Flashmovieboy responds:

I was wondering what is your organisation up to, that "to write love on her arms" stuff ? I never really thought about this message having a wider meaning 0.o but thank you ! :)