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Unread 04-09-2022, 07:34 AM
Ramya Sadasivam Ramya Sadasivam is offline
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Default Freehand pencil portrait - 2 hours study - How is it ?

This is my freehand portrait drawing of Sai Pallavi. I did this in a span of 2 hours.

This is something I did just visually without the use of grid.

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Unread 04-09-2022, 09:30 AM
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Itís very good. However, I think that the eyes are ever so slightly too closed and the lips every so slightly too dark and severe. These are features in a face that viewers pay a lot attention to, and without knowing it judge preverbally to infer age and attitude. To me she looks younger in the photo. Also slightly friendlier. That said, it is very good.
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Unread 04-10-2022, 02:09 AM
John Isbell John Isbell is offline
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I too think this is fine work. One detail I may be wrong about, following up on Allen: I agree, the photo seems friendlier, but I believe her head is more tilted, rather endearingly, in the photo, and that it's more straight up in the sketch. If I'm right, that too I think will affect viewers' perceptions. Of course, as Allen also says, this is very good sketching.

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