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    A milestone

    I know this isn't a big deal to anybody but me so I'll try to explain why. Ever since I started drawing, which most of the old timers in the forum kindly put up with, I simply could NOT draw faces. For that reason I felt that I couldn't call myself an artist. This was very disturbing to me because unless one can draw faces the world of art is very limited. Well, last night I finished my first real drawing of a face. A friend of mine asked if I would try drawing his daughter. Self doubt kept me from saying yes and he knew that so like a true friend he tormented me until I agreed. I'm very much aware that it's not great BUT it's better than I could have done two years ago and it showed me that I can do faces, the more I do the better they'll get.

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    PS: I know, it wasn't done in AR but AR made it possible, such as it is. Withhold the tar and feathers until I get a head start as I'm decrepit.

    The last time I kept an open mind,
    my brain fell out and the dog grabbed it.
    Now it's full of dirt, toothmarks, and dog slobber.
    No more open minds or dogs for me.www.gms9810.com/

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    Fantastic!

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    I particularly love the hair filigree around the edge. Nice ornamental stuff. Overall very nice as well.

    Go George Go!
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    I should have mentioned earlier that the glasses were really that big. They were a kids toy thingy, I didn't mess up on hem. Her dad thought they looked funny on her.

    The last time I kept an open mind,
    my brain fell out and the dog grabbed it.
    Now it's full of dirt, toothmarks, and dog slobber.
    No more open minds or dogs for me.www.gms9810.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gms9810 View Post
    I should have mentioned earlier that the glasses were really that big. They were a kids toy thingy, I didn't mess up on hem. Her dad thought they looked funny on her.
    I knew that. . . I remember Mr Ed had a pair for whenever he was reading. . . a horse is a horse of course of course. Yeah, they were all the rage back in the 60s at one time. Made anyone wearing them look very silly, which of course made them all the more popular. I think I may even had a pair as a kid, or maybe a friend did. But there was one in my world back then and it did the trick. I think they were even bigger than these that you drew.
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    That old saying "practice makes perfect" can certainly apply to your efforts at drawing faces. I would say this is an excellent try. Keep at it.

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    Thanks, it still seems hideous to me. Strangely, m biggest problem was with her eyes but when I gave it to my friend his first words were " Aw man, you got her eyes perfect."

    The last time I kept an open mind,
    my brain fell out and the dog grabbed it.
    Now it's full of dirt, toothmarks, and dog slobber.
    No more open minds or dogs for me.www.gms9810.com/

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    After your apple sketch, now wow! What a nice portrait.

    The eyes are fantastic!

    I don't know how detailed they are or not up close, but I sure know this: They look REAL, as in you capture realism of a human face, not only with the eyes, but the mouth also very much.

    This beautiful piece says 'pencil drawing' (hair, neck, cheeks...) yet at the same time it all shouts 'human shape and movement'. I love seeing the obvious intrinsic pencil quality to this drawing -- just like some of my paintings are full of obvious pixels, which I embrace as part of my digipaint process and end-result, instead of trying to hide them all.

    Your drawing is so dynamic and true that I expect this penciled girl to blink, speak, move away from the page any second now Congrats Gms!

    I'm glad to witness this grand moment of yours

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    See, her eyes to me are to far apart but I used my art o graph to place everything. strange.

    The last time I kept an open mind,
    my brain fell out and the dog grabbed it.
    Now it's full of dirt, toothmarks, and dog slobber.
    No more open minds or dogs for me.www.gms9810.com/

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