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Agnes - The portrait is FINISHED.

Postby PogArt » Mon May 23, 2016 8:56 pm

Hi my friends ...
I am thank you for following the progress of this portrait for one of my friends...
I have just finished this drawing.
I am full of doubts if this is success or not at all...
I hope she's going to like it, that's most important to me as I've tried my best to drawn her as good as I can and to pleased her with this portrait.
I am not too happy for few things on this drawing and I can see that my skills and technique needs much work to be done yet...
Unfortunately for now it's my best I'm capable of.
I hope that this portrait will receive some comments from you my friends.
Whether they going to be positive or negative they're all very welcome, because only this way I can see my weak points to be able to work on them to not make the same mistakes with my next drawings...
Thank you very much.
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Re: Agnes - the portrait

Postby Mike Sibley » Mon May 23, 2016 9:57 pm

Well, I think you're off to a cracking start.... keep going! :)
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Re: Agnes - the portrait

Postby PogArt » Mon May 23, 2016 10:40 pm

Hahahaaa ;o)
Mike, you always know what to say ;op
I hope you're right with what you predicting...
I've got some good news to share with you as well.
I was afraid that the Father with his baby daughter portrait might have not pleased my friend - it would be the worsed scenario.
Well...
He told me he likes it much and he said that every one who saw that drawing is giving only positive comments ;o)
He's asked me then to start the next portrait - his wife with their baby boy ;o)
Well , dear Mike ...
I couldn't have ask for better feedback than this ;o)
It's best motivation ever !
I hope you're alright and your wife ;o)
Thank you for your time to have a look on my next drawing my friend.
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Re: Agnes - the portrait

Postby PogArt » Wed May 25, 2016 9:21 pm

A little update ...
I usually were starting off to maintain the eyes first and then down to nose and surroundings and so on...
Many of artists I was watching starting off one side, a small part of the subject until this is nearly all done...
Then they were moving slowly to next part and so on...
This is new for me.
I am starting then from the left eye side first.., moving on very slowly to the other parts.
I don't know whether this way of drawing is it going to help me or disturb me, at least it's good to try it to get some more experience in this matter ;0)
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Re: Agnes - the portrait

Postby lizbiz » Wed May 25, 2016 10:02 pm

I'm interested to see which area of the face you have started with. I always seem to start from the eyes and work outwards, but then I also often seem to smudge my work so maybe it's not such a great idea. When I start my next piece I am going to try starting in the top left and working my way along, square by square.

I really like your so far - the eye seems to twinkle! I look forward to seeing it progress :-)

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Re: Agnes - the portrait

Postby PogArt » Thu May 26, 2016 5:58 am

Thank you lizbiz for your comment ;0)
I've started with the darkest part first - the left glasses frame to mantain the darkest tones and then I was carry on with the centre of the eye and I've moved on to fill up the surrounding area.
I am right handed so I'm also trying to start at the left top corner or at least at the top of my page...
Smudging...
Yes, I do as well so that's why I'm not using nearly at all charcoal? This is my plan for the future, thought ;0)
To make friendship with charcoal.., to get use to it ;0)
The point we do starting (left top corner) its what I've heard regarding working with charcoal...
Then carry on from that point to the bottom of the page to avoid smudging...
Before this portrait I used to start with the eyes first and when they were nearly done I was moving to the area around the eyes to the nose and so on...
This time I haven't touch the right eye yet...
To me it's something new to try and get use to to work with charcoal maybe?
All the best to you and good luck with your drawings!
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Re: Agnes - the portrait

Postby PogArt » Thu May 26, 2016 5:48 pm

I'm trying to keep going because I know that I have to use every each given me moment to draw ...
Working for six days per week is disturbing my free time a lot. In this update I've managed to move onto the other eye to mantain it's shape and to try to mach the eye I've started first.
I hope that there is not many mistakes yet...
Thank you for watching.
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Re: Agnes - the portrait

Postby PogArt » Fri May 27, 2016 6:20 pm

So far I'm very happy with my progress on this drawing...
I know myself and I've learned something about me - if I give a break it's taugh to get started again ;0)
I'm trying not to force my time spent on it, though...
I have promised myself at least one or two hours per day to keep me going but not to get me bored and tired by drawing after my working hours.
It's working somehow ;0)
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I've reached the lips today ...
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Re: Agnes - the portrait

Postby PogArt » Sat May 28, 2016 11:07 pm

I've been working onto the same areas today , just to get more and a bit deeper darks to create kind of richer contrast between dark and light and more realistic 3D look?
I've spent around two hours doing so but unfortunately at a first look it's not much of difference compare to the latest update..?
That's why I'm concern if I'm doing right by uploading today's work for you?
Thank you...
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Re: Agnes - the portrait

Postby Laurene » Mon May 30, 2016 11:34 pm

Yes, I definitely see the 3D effect of gently pushing the dark contours of the face. The eyes are truly lovely and the eyeglasses are extremely well done!

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Re: Agnes - the portrait

Postby PogArt » Tue May 31, 2016 10:14 am

It's always so good to receive positive and motivating comments Laurene ;0)
I am appreciate that you have positive feelings of the darkening matter and you can tell it works the way I'd like to...
As an unexperiensed person it is so simply to push the darks too dark and waste all the effort...
Regarding the darks..,my first portrait "The Father in Law" was way too light and even though I do like it, it's kind of "flat" because of lack of the dark tones onto his face...
Since then I'm trying to become more brave of pushing the darks to give more 3D realism to my portraits?
I know that the more dark drawing can get the more flexable could be to play with contrast between light and dark and to play around it to succeed in more realistic look?
I believe that my mistake with drawing my father in law way too light was because at that time I thought that white man must be drawn light and the dark skin tones like afroman in darker...
I didn't know it's up to the face shape rather than it's tones ;0)
The Agnes is my third portrait so I'm appreciate for your comments because it's showing me that I'm walking the right direction as I've planned and it seems to work better for me regarding your comments my friend ;0)
I wish I could draw the more natural skin texture more realistic than it's for now...
I am trying to, but mostly what I can regarding my poor skills it's simply blending...
Thank you Laurene and everyone watching my progress of this drawing.
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Re: Agnes - the portrait

Postby PogArt » Tue May 31, 2016 4:11 pm

Hi my friends.
I've been working on this portrait a bit this afternoon to try to finish the face...
On the ref photo the light source comes out from the front and left side rather If I'm right.
For some reason I like to keep the light source more onto the right side (the Agnes left cheek), this is why I'm working on to darken her right side face more and keep light source on the other side rather.
So the Agnes left eye and cheek I'll try to make lighter.
I have done most of the bottom of her face starting a bit with one of the nails and mostly I've been working today to bring some life onto her lips as well focusing on the details.
Unfortunately I have always had an issues regarding the quality of the photos that I'm taking to upload them for you...
It's because it looks different (worse) than I can see it on my drawing paper ;0)
Nevertheless , the picture has been done and uploaded for you ;0)
I hope I'm making progress in right direction every time and then?
Thank you for watching and your comments whether they're positive or negative - it's all counts when you're learning on your faults , isn't it?
Thanks again.
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Re: Agnes - the portrait

Postby PogArt » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:59 pm

Hiya my dear friends.
I am sorry for not showing any of progress for some time but the working hours are successfully keeping me away from drawing...
At least I did manage to carry on little bit on to the hands this afternoon.
Obviously this is only basic shapes to be worked on at a later stage...
I hope that it's all together getting me closer into the right look of that whole portrait?
Thank you for watching and any comments very welcome.
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Re: Agnes - the portrait

Postby PogArt » Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:50 pm

Hi everyone ;0)
I have moved on the hair...
The hair is always my weakest side.
I'm scared even before the start and while drawing I'm nearly certain that I will ruin all my drawing because of bad luck with the hair ;0)
Yes , I know.., I must change my attitude ;0)
I'm working on it ;0)
This time don't post any of bad comments please hahahaaa ;0) (regarding the hair) or I'll start drawing all my portraits with the hats on ;0)
Thank you for watching ...
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Re: Agnes - the portrait

Postby PogArt » Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:03 pm

Hi to everyone who's watching the progress of this portrait.
This is small update regarding the final look of the hair's shape.
From now on I can move on working on the details of the hair and carry on the bottom part of the drawing.

Next update will be with the finished portrait so you can comment then with any advises whether positive or negative-both very welcome.
Thank you for watching.
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