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03 March 2006, 09:27 PM copy.jpg

Hello everyone, i have mostly done 3D-stuff
but since i got my Wacom, 2D starts to become much more fun.

This is supposed to be a portrait of Natalie Portman...

If you have already seen that then i am very happy :)

I am not going for a hyperrealistic look i like to be able
to se the brush-strokes.

Well, as you can see i have not done this alot and
i want to know what to improve and what i have
done wrong etc... all contructive crit is welcome.


03 March 2006, 10:32 PM
I love how you did the hair-- though it looks almost like parts of her face (aka, her left eye) were pasted from another document, when the edges are so sharp. Also, the chin might be a little bright when compared to the rest of her face. (Is she wearing a turtleneck or does it cut off before the neck?)

But I'm a sucker for the monochromatic feel-- nice job!!

03 March 2006, 10:40 PM
Thanks nymphaella,

Well its a WIP thats why her neck is not finished yet ;)

And about the eye, iam not sure what you mean but
i have painted one eye then mirrored it to make another one.
(To get nice symmetry, maybe too much?)

Maybe thats why you think it looks "pasted on".

And i will probably colorize it later when i feel happy with it.

Here is the reference pic i used:

03 March 2006, 11:17 PM
I think the face would have to be slimmer and longer. I don't know the actress very well even though I have seen the StarWars movie, but judging from the ref photo ....

Anyway good job - and why not in color ?

03 March 2006, 11:58 PM
Hi there The Photographer,

Thank you for your comments.

I too think that the face should be "slimmer"
i will work on that tomorrow...

As i said earlier, iam kind of new to this
and wanted it to be as simple as possible
thats why i dont have any colors... yet.

03 March 2006, 02:29 AM
If you want good likeness, you can work on the following areas:

Her lips can be fuller, especially the lower one.
There should be less space between her eye and eyebrows, and between her nose and upper lip..
The right eyebrow is shaped differently and too long.

03 March 2006, 04:31 PM

Hi nafa,

I have tried to follow your tips, but i am not sure if i improved it =/

Anyway i am starting to feel happy with it even though it
does not look a lot like the reference.

Soon i will start to colorize it... atleast try...

I would like to know what to improve further, not to make it look
more like the reference but to make it look realistic.

And with realistic i mean things like good proportions and shading etc...
I have no intension to make it look like a photo.

03 March 2006, 07:32 PM

A new update with colors :)

Well, i think i am done with it.
The face is still to wide but i dont have the energy
to repaint everything.

I got a lot to learn but i am finally starting to
get used to my wacom, a intuos 3 and its probably
the best thing i have ever bought ;)

I would love to get some crit and comments so
i can imoprove myself and make a better painting next time.

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