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  • New Self-portrait (WIP)

    Decided to do a new self-portrait for a promotional item. Haven't decided what to do with the background, but would dig some feedback on where it's at so far. I posted the creative process on my blog @ graphicjones.com
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    "The Truth is Not Wide."

  • #2
    Looks like a great start, I like it. Just don't forget eyelashes!
    “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level we created them.” Albert Einstein

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    • #3
      Well...What if I don't have eyelashes???...j/k.
      "The Truth is Not Wide."

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      • #4
        very nice. only crit would be to push the contrast int he dark and light tones in the skin a LITTLE farther.

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        • #5
          the head and expression is very well done.
          I would maybe add some highlights to the hair and beard (and eyelashes too).
          not sure about the clothing - perhaps simplify it a bit, and the colours dont look right to me.

          great work all round though!

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          • #6
            nice work! i agree with paj about the shirt, the purple doesn't seem to go with the green. i think you would be ok with the 3 different greens. the face shading could be a little more defined as well.

            "There's something about turning the pages of a book or magazine and the felling of rubbing your hands across the words."

            This is my pen tool. There are many like it, but this one is MINE. My pen tool is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My pen tool without me is useless. Without my pen tool, I am useless.

            there is no grey area when it comes to 1 color logos.

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            • #7
              It looks pretty good to me.
              What I noticed right away is that the goatee is straight but the mouth crooked. The goatee should follow that same contour.

              I agree with the others about the shirt colours being a bit odd together.
              Overall this is not bad at all.
              I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not. ~ Kurt Cobain

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              • #8
                Thanks everyone for the feedback. I added eyelashes, changed the purple color in my shirt to a DARK green (nearly black), and I think it added depth to the folds. As far as my goatee, It's actually pretty accurate. I tend to smirk, however my goatee does its own thing most of the time. Weird.
                I'll repost once I finish the promotional item.
                Thanks again.
                "The Truth is Not Wide."

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                • #9
                  My husband's goatee is usually a little crooked too. I attribute that more to him not having enough artistic sense to know how to draw a straight line or to achieve perfect symmetry.
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                  • #10
                    don't worry about the goat being a bit crooked, my beard is never totally straight... just the way the way face warmers grow

                    "There's something about turning the pages of a book or magazine and the felling of rubbing your hands across the words."

                    This is my pen tool. There are many like it, but this one is MINE. My pen tool is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My pen tool without me is useless. Without my pen tool, I am useless.

                    there is no grey area when it comes to 1 color logos.

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                    • #11
                      Man, my goat is NEVER even. I attribute it to not being able to use the clippers with my right hand. Every time I try it, I end up having to shave my face naked.
                      This post is brought to you by the letter E and the number 9. Those are the buttons I push to get a Twix out of the candy machine.
                      "I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."

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                      • #12
                        that's why you don't trim it

                        "There's something about turning the pages of a book or magazine and the felling of rubbing your hands across the words."

                        This is my pen tool. There are many like it, but this one is MINE. My pen tool is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My pen tool without me is useless. Without my pen tool, I am useless.

                        there is no grey area when it comes to 1 color logos.

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