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Self portrait


This is my first take ever on a self portrait.

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And a looking good ;) xD

wartynewt responds:

Thanks man! Glad you like it!


when i saw this a few seconds ago, i said ''man, thats a photo'', but then i realised that its not.
VERY well-done, and an epic piece of art.

and its your first self-portrait? come on! XD
you're very good, man!

how did you do this? coal, and pencils? chalk? seems very well done. the face is scaringly realistic, and the shirt is simple on design.

but the face(and thats the point), is very well done, and VERY realistic!
do you use a reference when you draw portraits? i do it, unless if my friends pose for me.

anyways, excellent work, very well-done!
do more, you are talented!

wartynewt responds:

thanks! :) yes i use reference, i can also draw people in real life but i mostly work digitally

Can you close your eyes and vividly see things? Do you draw based on purely what is in your mind or do you have a reference picture/photo you refer to while doing it? You're quite amazing.

wartynewt responds:

If i'm doing portraits i use reference because i have to make it look like a person which is almost impossible when trying that out of my imagination. When doing landscapes it's mostly all imagination. And yes i can close my eyes and vividly see things i guess :p, thank you!

The picture is great, but I see one small mistake on proportion, the right shoulder would probably be better facing the same way as the left shoulder (or close to the same) because the human body doesn't naturally twist like that without someone specifically trying to place their shoulder like that. Otherwise I love the art!

wartynewt responds:

Thanks for the heads up on that! :)


wartynewt responds:

Haha thanks!

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Dec 9, 2013
10:23 AM EST
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