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August 13, 2012
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Aug 12, 2012, 11:37:03 PM
Marina by anna-solitaire Marina by anna-solitaire
That's my "after" piece for Before and After Competition

well, i dunno what i gotta do with her hair to make her look prettier
although it seems to me that's one of my best works )
some WIPs here : [link]
and here : [link]

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racketify Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student General Artist
This is the feedback frenzy contest 2
All the detail here is perfect the way that it is. The shading you did right for the most part. The hair could have some more shading, but even without it. It still look really good no matter what. The face detail is perfect and especially the cheek bone. You added perfect amount of lightning on the facial feature and this is a job well done.
olivegbg Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there, I'm writing this critique as part of the #FeedbackFrenzy contest.
This is one of those images where you can feel it's a real person looking right at you, credits to you for capturing this. Technically I think the hair on her forehead is the strongest part of this image. Here you have managed to get both volume and contrast. Why ask what to do with her hair, you know already...;) As for improvements, she needs a stronger background shading to make her face pop out of the paper. You might also consider using a really soft gum (I guess you know this already, but just in case, there are gums that you can kneed into exactly the form you want and that does almost nothing to damage the paper). I would also suggest making a few individual strands of hair in her eyebrows to make them more realistic.

All in all, an image with great potential. Keep up the good work!
liyaperfidious Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Hello! This is =liyaperfidious, a participant in the :iconfeedbackfrenzy: contest.
Here is my critique:

It's a well drawn cheery portrait! Her smile is so pure.
The shading is good, especially at the cheeks, they really follow the contour of the face.
The details of the strands of the hair is admirable.
Her eyes are definitely her best feature.
The only thing that is visibly off is the shading of the hair at the outer parts.
It gets a bit shabby outside there and doesn't really show the tones of her hair.
Some parts look really glossy so I'd assume there's a dramatic light source but at the same time the shading evolves to become less glossy so it confuses me as the viewer.
The left part of the neck has an unknown darker part which I believe would be the shaded area, but it is quite abrupt.
Try giving it a more gradient tone, like what you did with the right part which looks fine.
As for where the portrait ends, it is a bit abrupt.
Giving a faded out tone would help to make it look natural.
There is also a black line at the top left part of the paper and it is ever so visible.

Thanks for reading this! I hope I make sense and do not confuse you.
jane-beata Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Your work has been FEATURED, thank you for participating in Tuesday Feedback Hour :heart:

anna-solitaire Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and thanks for the feature!
jane-beata Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful drawing, quite emotional eyes. I like the brightness of this piece, although I think that shading on face could have been deeper, the face would really stand up. Overall, lovely work!
anna-solitaire Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!i appreciate your opinion)
NikaKrae Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Mmm, that lovely face. Damn, does she look like me (with different hair) or is it just me and my poor drink who think so... :faint:
Anyway, I'm very glad to see you improving during those last few months. I'm sure you're properly proud of yourself as you should be. Just don't fall asleep on laurels, all right?

Summary: Regarding the drawing itself, you know well you've quite outdone yourself. :clap: Lovely face, your shading is getting better, it looks realistic in general and I'd simply like to cuddle with her. One remark here - hairline above her forehead seems a bit odd. Maybe it shouldn't be drawn in one line as you did, but maybe it's just me. :smoking:
anna-solitaire Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for your comment, Nika
i'm definitely not going to fall asleep on laurels)cause i'm not proud of how i've done blond hair and other stuff..))
NikaKrae Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Oh, don't be hard on yourself, my sweet. Of course there's always some space for improvement, but that doesn't mean you should not look at this drawing and tell yourself "yeah, I totally nailed this one". :nod:
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