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    C hands down. The composition is interesting, and the use of value is stark and arresting (nothing seems flat). The contrast in the technique is also quite good, with the soft, smooth texture of the floor measured sharply against the crosshatching on the arms and mouse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangey View Post
    C hands down. The composition is interesting, and the use of value is stark and arresting (nothing seems flat). The contrast in the technique is also quite good, with the soft, smooth texture of the floor measured sharply against the crosshatching on the arms and mouse.
    You just voted for it because it had a rodent in it.

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    Technically, B isn't looking so great. The value range leaves something to be desired and it's a bit sloppy. The mouthpiece is probably the most interesting and finished part, otherwise this one needs work. I'd suggest the artist slow down on the blending (especially if it's with the fingers--BAD idea! use blending stumps) and focus more on establishing the value ranges. You should generally aim for at least 5 shades, from the brightest highlight to the darkest shadow and three middle range values. Here, there is predominately one, with slight highlights and hints of shadow.

    C is pretty interesting. It looks more like an intaglio print than a drawing to me. Nice work with the hand and the shadow, but don't forget... the shadow is going to be darkest and the shape sharpest closest to the object casting it, that is, the fingers. The shadow should blur and lighten as it gets farther. It's too crisp. Also, don't forget with the arm the way shadows work. There is a slight highlight just after the darkest low-light. The curve of the arm is nice, but there should be a curve of the shadow with that highlight for it to look more realistic. The fingers could use more work, especially the thumb... it's a bit bulky. Otherwise, GREAT composition. The diagonals are really working well for the eye movement in this piece.

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    i kinda thought c was yours! no??
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    A's gotta be penelope's and I'll bet Nihilen did C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erinavery View Post
    i kinda thought c was yours! no??
    Nope, not mine, but I'll critique A as well:

    The portrait's anatomy is off. The eyes are too close together and too small for the length of the face. The nose is too long. The line work could use some variety... it gets a little lost between the designs, so it'd be more dynamic with some line variation.

    Then again, it was just a sketch done at Arby's in a half hour over a year ago. :p

    and on a further note, it's hard to compare these three, since A is more focused on design and creativity and b and c are more focused on composition and technical skills. It's up to member preference. *shrug*

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    really!!?? huh...okay.
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    oh!! wrong thread!! shit...i thought it was octopus girl! sorry!
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    oooohhh....i can't choose!
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    Quote Originally Posted by erinavery View Post
    oh!! wrong thread!! shit...i thought it was octopus girl! sorry!
    haha, gotcha. I don't think I'll critique the paintings.

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