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Reclining by docwinter Reclining by docwinter
You will not believe how long it took me with this one.

Every attempt I did before this one made Jazz look like she was pregnant (not that there is anything wrong with that :P) but I am happy with this one more than any of the others
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Nicely done sir!

In art I believe that it's mostly pass fail. So, I definitely believe you pass. You clearly chosen a subject that you are passionate about and the effort to portray it clearly comes out.

Portraits of any type are tricky because the devil is always in the details (which I will touch on later). You have a good sense of foreshortening, and for the most part perspective wise everything lines up well. Trust me, that is a feat all on its own. Proportion-wise I feel like you have a good sense of how the relationships play out, head to body, couch to back wall, etc. Also a feat all its own.

When I mention the devil in the details. I refer to surfaces and textures. When you consider the model, you should also consider the environment. After all, compositionally it's a package deal. What does the couch feel like? What about her dress? The clues that could give your viewer those answers aren't present because those surfaces have no real tone or texture. Fabric and flesh bunches and curves, when you sit on a cushion weight is distributed outwards visually. So, you'll want to give a representation of that even on at the least simple scale if not more intricate.

The last hang up that I have is with the right arm. The angle is a little odd and the form isn't quite there. So it feels out of place with the rest of the elements. If it were me I would take a little artistic license and weigh the option of whether it would be a deal breaker to remove it. The shoulder drops significantly enough of it could easily be rationalized that the arm falls behind her body and is obscured from our field of vision. Don't always let your eyes dictate the details, take the time to weigh it out in your head.

You have a good grasp of the human form. I encourage you to keep pushing your education of it through further studies. You're already good. Working at it diligently can only help you be great.

Again, good job!
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docwinter Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never professed to be geat, i draw solely because i enjoy it.

but thanks for the input
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