They Seem to Forget You


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It's interesting that historical portraits are usually commissioned or religious - as if the fortunate people wish to ensure that they are never forgotten. I wonder if these people ever remember the artists who paint them, with the same attention to their physical details. I have a foolish fear of being forgotten. In five years time, my friend maybe wouldn't even remember what my voice sounds like and none of it would matter. Our friendship sort of exploded badly.

I like drawing portraits of everyday people more than celebrities since all the imperfections seem to stand out more in an illustrated form, from the uneven nostrils to uneven cheeks (haha) - it's even more obvious when it's a pure frontal view than angled. The errors are still present but I think he looks more like the actual person than my drawing of Quorra looks like Olivia Wilde.

Happy New Years. May your 2011 be filled with amazing things. :)


Very nice.

Liking the mix of stylization and realism here, I don't know which was more intentional but generally speaking your technique works. I would suggest being bolder with the shading and really studying the face to get those subtleties that make a face individual. Furthermore, I know hair is a real pain but spend extra time on it and you'll see results.

Morgadeshou responds:

Thanks so much for your response. :) I agree with you in that I should put in more effort into studying the face and its details but the main problem was that the photo I had was of such poor fuzzy quality that the stylisation actually had took over the realism thus the poor shading for the hair. Honestly, it looked like a black mass on top of his head and it was difficult to work with it.

A sketch with a meaning.

An image that portrays a feeling that is immposible to describe, yet immpossible to miss. A feeling that makes you angry at the world.
Its a good art piece. It displays a message without words and with great efficiency, which is often good for art.

Not only is the meaning of the work good, but the workmanship is great as well. This piece is very well drawn.

Very good!

Great pencil marks. The eyes and expression are awesome.


You did a amazing job! I love the raw feeling that this picture emits :).


i like it alot, thanks

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Dec 31, 2010
11:11 PM EST
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