The muscles are very detailed and accurate for the most part. Keep on keeping on
looks copied. i know u say personal practice, but y post it... theirs looks better anyways.
It is a separate entity from Ferri's piece , meaning that it is not stolen. However, to be honest, I don't feel that it is right to post it. What you did here was replicate Ferri's work. I understand that it was for practice; however, it was for personal practice. I believe that duplicating a work like this and posting it to the public defeats the point of the whole 'personal' point. If someone traces to practice, they should not post the image online, because it's just for practice, and not a true creation of their own imagination. It applies to here as well.
I can understand changing aspects of the image to make it your own, i.e. turning the man into a monster while replicating the same colors, pose, and shading, and then posting it, because it shows that you put effort into the thought process that goes with the image (thus making it a parody, whether comedic in intentions or not). However, duplicating the original image's entire subject without change, and then posting it on here as a personal practice piece is very discouraging to me. It's just not an attractive thing to do.
Aside from my negative comments, I can't say there's much to this piece that cannot be complimented to by the original artwork. I prefer your more 'textured' shading over Ferri's smoother shading, as it gives the eye more to grab onto, to capture its attention better. As for the sharpness issue, either running Photoshop's sharpen/sharpen edges feature may help with that. Using a hard brush to block out the lines would help as well. The best thing I could see without really damaging the overall image once it's done is to shrink it to a smaller resolution. That helps well in most of our artwork, anyway.
It's the effort that counts though, ey?
This is really cool, except that I think I can see a dick in the picture, maybe its me. Still love it though :)
If you do compare this to "houstonsharp.deviantart.com/art/Ferri-Study-3-332950348"
You can certainly see the differences (such as the left knee, left hand and splatter variances) Well done Xenzo.
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