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Pastel on wood 186 x 122 cms. ( new photo)
2445x3861px 2.79 MB
Canon EOS 450D
Feb 9, 2013, 1:10:28 PM
© 2013 - 2021 Benbe
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.
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.
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.