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    C) does the most for me.
    A) is aesthetically pleasing though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangey View Post
    Bah, the proportions of the eyes in A are off as well. And are much more noticeable, since portraits usually draw attention to the eyes first.
    They might be a little out of proportion, but not necessarily much at all, and I don't think it's that noticeable if they are. Besides, it's just a matter of opinion. The hands bug me. So nerrrr!

    Here's an example of eyes that are kind of similar in shape and proportion to the woman's in the drawing. Granted, they're Asian, but just sayin'.



    Edit: But I really like the shading in pic C. And I think if you're going to attack the eyes in A for realism you're missing the point of the drawing. It's obviously not a still-life. Neither is C, but the hand is more off than her eyes.
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    I like C the best... there seemed to be more going on, and it looked like care was taken to make the shading flesh out the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangey View Post
    Bah, the proportions of the eyes in A are off as well. And are much more noticeable, since portraits usually draw attention to the eyes first.
    I get frustrated when people criticize the proportions in a drawing. Proportions are supposed to be off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cascademn View Post
    The A drawing and the C painting look quite similar. Similar shapes, similar drippy/bubbly patterns extending down towards the bottom.....quite a similar feel/vibe to them too. If not done by the same person, the two definitely have similar styles/motifs.
    Those are the ones done by the professional artist, right?

    None of these are my preferred 'style', though A is the one I'd be most likely to hang on my wall (I'm sure the style would be popular ), while C I find the most visually interesting, though I'd like it a lot better if it was the same composition but more realism-based. I'm torn, but I think I like C better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mempy View Post
    They might be a little out of proportion, but not necessarily much at all, and I don't think it's that noticeable if they are. Besides, it's just a matter of opinion. The hands bug me. So nerrrr!
    Lol, that's fine. I just felt like venting because A seems to be winning, and I want C to win. But the proportions of the eye are off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mempy View Post
    Here's an example of eyes that are kind of similar in shape and proportion to the woman's in the drawing. Granted, they're Asian, but just sayin'.

    Nope, different angle. Notice how the right eyeball in this pic is turned such that you can't see the other side of it? The protrusion of the eyeball obstructs the view of the other side of the socket. In drawing A, you can see the other side of the socket because the face is turned at a different angle. This means that the other eye needs to be adjusted accordingly...as it is, it is too close to the other eye. It needs to be moved slightly to the right of the picture frame, IMO.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mempy View Post
    Edit: But I really like the shading in pic C. And I think if you're going to attack the eyes in A for realism you're missing the point of the drawing. It's obviously not a still-life. Neither is C, but the hand is more off than her eyes.
    Meh, I attack the eyes in A for realism because it's irrealism adds nothing to the composition. If the lack of proportion added anything significant, IMO, I would not have a problem with it. As it is, I tend to think that unless you change proportion to make a statement or add effect, then it should be proportionate. But you're right, C definitely has anatomical problems with the hands. It's compositional value is, I think, greater than As or Bs. I do like the detail in A, though. It has a bit of an art nouveau look to it that's appealing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nihilen View Post
    I get frustrated when people criticize the proportions in a drawing. Proportions are supposed to be off.
    No, they're not "supposed" to be off. They can be off for effect under certain circumstances, and depending on the intentions of the artist, but that's not the impression I got from A. In fact, it's the opposite impression...A, with its level of detail and preciseness, seems like it would be a drawing to get the proportions right. I think it would look best if they were. Just my opinion, though.
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    I find these proportions everyone puts so high on a pedestal immensely uninteresting and trivial, in any drawing. Just my opinion, though, too. Obviously.

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    I really like A.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nihilen View Post
    I find these proportions everyone puts so high on a pedestal immensely uninteresting and trivial, in any drawing. Just my opinion, though, too. Obviously.
    Technically, there is no reason for me to privilege correct proportions as a standard, but realism is my preferred art style. So yeah, it's just a matter of what your preferred framework for looking at art happens to be.

    But from my experience in training to draw, it is a much more difficult challenge to get anatomy and proportions correct, than it is to just draw something and say it's my inspiration, which is why I think I value it more.

    In the case between A and C, though, since the proportions and anatomy are wrong in both drawings, it comes down to the matter of which is less egregiously offensive to my taste. And I think that C has more to make up for it. Shall I again end with the caveat that all this is my opinion, or is it needless to say at this point ?
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    O, I actually dislike realism itself. Technicalities suffocate me, they're tedious, they're boring. There is no right and wrong in art, which is what I value most about it, the possibilities are endless. While your view is the exact opposite.
    Anyhow, to each his opinion and we're just discussing it, didn't really see this as a debate.

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