This is very amazing. The detail and composition shows that you took a lot of time on it. It is very thought provoking. I think that it is close to finished but I would like to see a few more spots with darker darks. The black of the eyelid (?) should also be in the creases on his chest. Not too much but it would give it even more depth. Maybe define the collar bone a bit. Since the bones aren't well defined the shoulder looks a bit off but a bit of definition should fix it. Other than that I don't have any other suggestions. Beautiful work! It is very impressive
You amaze us all again with your attention to detail! Especially those tiny white lines separating the layers. My first suggestion is to use different pencils. 2B is great up until this point, but using at least a 6B in the very dark areas would just take your work to the next level contrast wise. I understand that you're trying to get that smokey and faded look on the shoulder on the left side of the picture, but it does not work so well in the bottom right. The peeling skin is too light and ambiguous against the white background. Putting a little more smoke just behind that skin may help. Lastly, the top layer of skin (on the left shoulder) needs a little more work. Maybe it should be a different tone than the inside layers? Or maybe defining that collarbone would fix it. So first priority should be to invest in some darker pencils to make your drawings pop even more, and keep doing what you're doing. When you finish your portfolio, you will feel so proud and the rest of us will be stunned by your talent (like we already are).
raetobkskFeatured By OwnerDec 16, 2012Student General Artist
Okay. I'm too wowed to write anything much right now but
At a first glance, it's a bit hard to understand this drawing, and I thought it had something to do with 'unfolding', and it takes a little more time to inspect the work and look at it before you start to get the message.