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First hand-drawn portrait

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Old 01-30-2003, 09:58 PM
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First hand-drawn portrait

Got a ways to go but I thought I'd show you guy my progress.
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Old 01-30-2003, 10:13 PM
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Not bad at all for your first portrait. I think as you get more comfortable with drawing the details will progress. I really like the hair. Nice job making the indiviudal strands stand out.

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Old 01-31-2003, 04:58 AM
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Thanks T,

I know I have a long way to go but I'm excited. You've helped me a lot!
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Old 01-31-2003, 03:04 PM
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Nice work, Jack. I follow your progress with interest and, as I said before, I admire your perseverance.
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Old 01-31-2003, 03:24 PM
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well done Jack, as T said the hair looks very good. Keep at it you're doing great.
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Old 01-31-2003, 09:23 PM
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Thanks! You guys are so nice and encouraging. I can't wait to get better and justify your praise! :-)
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Old 02-02-2003, 05:17 PM
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If you're interested, here's a book for beginners that might help you a lot in drawing what you see:
(The New) Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain - Betty Edwards.

This one is for anyone really, as it's filled with all kinds of exercises:
The Natural Way to Draw - Kimon Nicolaides.

They're both classics in their own right. The important thing in either book is that you work on finding a different side of yourself, where you record what you see and feel, rather than what you 'think' you see.
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