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Heroes Cotidianos1

Pastel on wood 186 x 122 cms. ( new photo)
Image details
Image size
2445x3861px 2.79 MB
Canon EOS 450D
Shutter Speed
1/83 second
Focal Length
32 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Feb 9, 2013, 1:10:28 PM
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varunjk's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Impact

For such a gorgeously detailed work, it's a shame that the robe and hand look rushed, even untidy. It's not uncommon to lose patience on the background and subsidiary elements once the main body of work is over, but I wouldn't expect that of an apparent professional like yourself.
However, the technique employed on the face is flawless; the highlights and water droplets have been picked out with amazing sensitivity and I applaud that. I'd have liked a little deeper contrasts under and around his right eye, but that's it.
Overall, it's another showcase of your ability and technical skill, but slightly less so because it looks a little incomplete and imperfect. This, after all, is photorealism - conventional rules simply don't apply.
treboR-htieK's avatar
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

First off i would like to say, amazing work, you have great skill.
So the first thing that sticks out to my eye is the hand, it looks to small for the size of the head. Also maybe it was not given as much attention as the face. The left side bottom robe area seems a bit under worked as well. I understand that the background fades in a bit there but to me it seems like it needs something. Looking as a digital image and seeing the real thing are completely different. I looked at the comments below and noticed that nobody has given you a real critique, or maybe you just don't post them. Anyway people can find things wrong in anybody's work if they would just say what they are really thinking about someones art. I think you have done a great job with this work and i will enjoy looking at your others.
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bzyq2's avatar
pastel its a joke right?:P
watchlines's avatar
tu trabajo es una inspiracion.
Blacleria's avatar
I have featured your work in my journal, I hope you don't mind :aww: ~~> [link]
ladyalita's avatar
You show such wonderful skill with pastel. I mostly enjoy his face. Such an array of details, values, and textures. I like how other parts have less detail, makes his wonderful face the main focus.

My heart: [link]
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mvartist's avatar
treborhtiek is correct it need some visual info on the left side since it doesn't match the right side. either drop the tonal ranges to the right or put tonal ranges to the left.
mvartist's avatar
YES proportion of the hand is 20% smaller. also not enough details in tonal variation are placed on it. I know hand is secondary to the face, but it need visual info. You can De-emphasize it by loosening the render OR blur it out a bit. but it needs highlight and darks.
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Impakto's avatar
beautiful creation benbe!
Leotrek's avatar
Impresionante trabajo, felicitaciones!!
Josh-Martin's avatar
Excellent work!
ZaphodX23's avatar
That's one nice piece of work there dude, you should be proud of that....
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OM GOO this is awesome dude i now go stalk your deviant page ^^
Shasiel's avatar
The facial lighting and reflections is really astounding.
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lhurt50's avatar
just plain out incredible!
AnneClayr's avatar
absolutely beautiful!
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